Just a few diary dates - I've now registered my overly-ambitious, high-concept solo show Breakfast of Champions for Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2016. It's the one I posted about recently in which I perform a solo comedy show in two adjacent venues at the same time, somehow. Really must get on and write it. Anyway, it's now all registered to be performed at the Criterion and on Bob's BlundaBus at 1:00pm on Saturday 20th February 2016, so put the date and time in your diaries! (It's an hour earlier than I initially suggested it might be in my first post, so update it if you were already planning on coming!) Ticket link and more to follow.
Also, a couple of London dates I'd love as many people to come to as possible - in the wake of a very special and rewarding Edinburgh that helped me to really make a few tangible breakthroughs, I'm taking some time this autumn to reshuffle my priorities a bit this year - my focus is now on film work, writing projects, acting work, and silly live comedy work, like the recent Weirdos Only Fools piece or my February Leicester show. I'll therefore be working a bit less hard on regular circuit gigging, so there's a couple of particular live shows I'd love to plug.
The first is the final performance of this year's show Hey Guys! which will be on Friday 16th October at 20:45 at the Museum of Comedy - tickets available here. I'm excited to do the show one last time, as I'm really proud of it and have loved doing it this year, but am also excited to say goodbye to it as I'm already gathering lots of new ideas together for next year, so it'd be lovely for this last one to be nice and busy, so please do come along to send it off! If you missed it in preview or in Edinburgh, or even if you saw it and want to see it again (I might even throw in a few new bits), then I'd love to have you. This particular performance has been getting some lovely recommendations here and there, with TimeOut saying that I'm "a pleasure to be in the company of," and YPlan describing the show as "A beautifully bizarre slice of alternative comedy."
Speaking of ideas for next year, on Monday 2nd November I'm staging a show entitled Joz Norris & Friends Present: The Joz Norris X-Peerionce at the Miller in London Bridge. It's potentially the first of a new monthly thing, depending on how the first one goes, and will hopefully be a testing ground for a bunch of really stupid new ideas, as I'm hoping to change the format and the context of a lot of my live work over the coming year. The first one will be essentially a "comeback" gig after my two months in the creative wilderness (both figuratively and literally - I'm going to live in a wood next week so I can finally finish reading the KGB's Literary Archive) which will start with me growing out of a pot, and finish with me singing an Isaac Hayes song while pretending to be a snowman. To make sure it's not all just me dicking about, I've also booked some of my favourite acts to do a guest turn - the brilliant Marny Godden, Pat Cahill and Lou Sanders are all confirmed, with one more TBC. I'll start promoting this a bit more a little later in October, but for now, here's a Facebook event if you like that kind of thing.