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Tuesday 6th February 2018

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The showbiz glamour of talking to a film star on my podcast juxtaposed with immediately being in charge of two poorly kids for the early hours of the morning. The adrenaline of performance kept me awake until1.30am and then the kids did a pretty good tag team of keeping me awake for the rest of the night. Culminating in going in to see Phoebe at 6am, finding her to be hot again so giving her some Calpol, only for her to puke it immediately up all over her bed. 
“I was sick on my bed,” she proudly told anyone who would listen for the rest of the day.
I managed to grab a couple of hours of sleep between 7 and 9am and was somehow surprisingly chipper as I navigated the rest of my busy day
My brother-in-law came round for lunch and Phoebe wanted to play hide and seek, "1, 2, 3, 5, 8” she counted. He laughed and I was embarrassed by the stupidity of my 2 year old. But then I realised she was much cleverer than I thought and was actually counting using the Fibonacci Sequence. 
It’s too early to call how well the tour is going to do in terms of ticket sales, but the good news from Cardiff is that we’ve sold enough tickets to fill the bar venue, so the show is being moved to the main hall. Which means there are about 1000 more seats to sell. Come on Cardiff. Can we make it a Christmas miracle and sell it out?  After 2 years playing that bigger room (admittedly only partially full) it had been a bit of a disappointment to be demoted back to the still pretty big bar room. So it’s really great to know I am not moving backwards. Cardiff was one of the first cities to take Lee and Herring to their hearts and obviously I’ve done a lot there thanks to my work with Chris Evans (not that one) and gofasterstripe. Maybe one day I will be able to sell out the main hall (to be honest it seems unlikely) but it’s a major honour just to play it again. I am maybe uniquely fortunate to play a whole host of different kinds of venues on my tours. Tomorrow I will be at the 80 seater Junction comedy club in Sutton Coldfield, which couldn’t be more different than St David’s Hall. In fact the room might be smaller than the stage at St David’s Hall. But it’s much more interesting and satisfying to have this kind of variety on a tour. Playing a club where people are three inches from you and playing a huge room (especially when it’s not full) are different challenges and being able to work in both environments can only make me better as a comedian. 
Sutton Coldfield is sold out, but there’s a very few tickets left for Chorley Little Theatre on Thursday and loads left for Leicester on Friday. All dates here. Like I say, my tours are unique. What have I done to upset the skellington-stealing wankers of Leicester? No one can ever say.


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