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Thursday, 29 March 2012
Lee Camp Guest Blog
I love performing in Glasgow. I really do. I've always said that comedy is not meant for places with endless sunshine and palm trees and girls in bikinis and miniature dogs with sunglasses on. Comedy is meant for the gritty, rainy, REAL places in this world. And that's exactly what Glasgow is. If you see someone playing Frisbee on the beach, they are not funny, sarcastic or satirical. They are tanned. But if you see someone drinking a pint and mumbling curse words under their breath, they are probably funny as sh*t.
We live in a screwed up world, and my way of dealing with it is to make fun of it. Rough, real cities filled with people who wouldn't know a tan if it slapped them in the face: that’s my kind of place. I live in New York City - a great city for comedy. I do not live in Los Angeles - a great city for drinks with fruit in them. Glasgow is a great city for comedy too. And as far as I can tell, if you put fruit in a Glaswegian's drink, you'll leave with a broken nose.
Anyway, hope to see you at my solo show where I'll take on this clusterf*ck we're in the middle of. Don't bring your Frisbee.
Lee Camp IS Yet Another American Mistake is at Blackfriars on Friday 30 March
Posted by GlasgowComedy at 13:43