Well that's the end of that.
I wanted to make a show this year that explored feelings of social anxiety without really talking about them, and tried to express ideas through suggestion or implication or association rather than purely through information. Ended up making my best show yet and, most excitingly for me, a show that I think would have remained just as interesting even if all the jokes and routines were taken out of it. It sometimes felt like I wasn't really doing a comedy show this year, or was doing a show that kind of did an impression of a comedy show while actually trying to be something else. I don't know if it was 100% successful in that regard, but I felt like it opened a door in my head to something very different and new and I'm now really excited to have a year working on completely different things I've never worked on before.
Thank you to everybody who made this, as with every year, my best Fringe yet. It'll be a sad year when I come up here and have a less fun time than the year before, but for now the amount of fun I have and the amount of enjoyment audiences seem to get out of my shows seems to be on the up every time, and I can't ask for more than that.
Thanks to Eleanor for being there for me all the time and being amazing, thanks to Adam for giving me another fun show to work on and invest in every day so I didn't just spend a whole month thinking about myself, thanks to Ewins for being consistently the funniest thing in my own show every single day and for making me laugh even at the end of the duff ones, thanks to John for being an ocean of reason and calm whenever I needed one, thanks to Bob for again giving me a creative home and a creative family to play around within, and to all my other dear friends who do this silly thing with a month of their lives every year.
Congratulations to everybody else for all their wonderful shows. I'm going to disappear for a while now, as usual. Gonna go visit the Botanics and so on. See you all soon. xxx