I think stand up comedians have it easy. I mean they write their own material, practice and tweak each joke until it’s at its peak of funniness, then they advertise their show so they get people who appreciate humour to their show. Next they get everyone half-cut so no matter what they say – it’s hilarious!
Then there is me! Mature writing student who some-what foolishly committed to writing a blog – oh and yes the material is redundancy, she is on the dole and her husband is waiting on a life-saving operation.
So as you can see the comic potential is huge for me! Take the other sunday I spent it with Robert in A&E with the cast of Jeremy Kyle! I discovered that you can pay your parking my ‘mob’ and based on the part of Dublin we were in, I figured if we had hung around much longer we would have got to know said mob quite well.
There were two druggies sleeping in the front row of chairs, who were on first name terms with the triage nurse, and she gently shook him ‘John, John we are ready for you now love’.
There was the main who worked for Eircom (phone company) who recently went into administration. When I seen he had his head wrapped in a homemade bandage and was up a telephone pole when he fell – well I told him somewhat cheekily that (as an ex-eircom employee myself) – anyone who works for eircom now truly needs their head examined! God bless him he laughed out loud.
Then there was the psychiatric patient (I think) in the car park who magnanimously gave me her pay and display parking ticket and only when I read the time on it as I placed it in the window did I discover it was for the previous thursday.
So you see where I am coming from – material ain’t what it used to be!
Meanwhile in all of this I am trying to keep Robert positive as the consultant tells him his condition is getting worse month on month and he needs to see how he can get prioritized.
Well I am now on the charm offensive with the Arrhythmia Nurse who scheduled the Coronary Ablation procedures. If that fails I will just stalk her and follow her home!! Being from Northern Ireland old habits die hard!!!
So I challenge Dara O’Brian and Tommy Tiernan to take on my material 🙂