I was hired to sugar the pill for teachers returning to school today and provide a comic interlude on their pupil free admin day. I can only assume that the school in Norrköping has had problems in the past with teachers running away on their first day back after the holidays.
One of the things that I love about stand up is the unpredictability; every audience and performance throws up unexpected scenarios. Today’s was one of the best yet. In my routine, I chat a little with the audience and as chance would have it the teacher I picked to talk to was called Claes. What a perfect name for a teacher… can you imagine his day?
“Morning, Claes” they respond.
I took great pleasure in saying “Claes dismissed” once I’d finished talking to him. It was PUNderful
The rest of the day went well. Had a couple of meetings about future projects and taking my one man show to the Kulturkammaren in Norrköping. I got home, pleased as pudding about having a date at the theatre, checked my emails and found that I had been offered a well paid job on exactly the same night (at the Moderaternas conference, no less). Luckily, it’s not too late to pick another date and now that week is going to be a rollercoaster week with gigs every night. Oh yes, Rock and Roll….