25 April 2014

It’s Friday night.

No. That’s a lie. It’s actually Saturday morning.

But seriously now, everyone knows morning doesn’t happen past midnight. Morning is when you wake up. #fact

So what am I doing blogging on a Friday night? Two things.

First, I’ve never really been big on Friday nights. Which isn’t surprising, really, considering I’ve spent the large part of my last seven years as a student.

Students don’t have to wake up to go to work the next day. We just sleep. At least I did. I had some morning lectures here and there, but two per week was the maximum. So, really, almost every night of the week could be Friday night for me.

I did get a taster for what’s in store during my time working in Bangkok last year. And I don’t think I’m going to do very well staying up on my feet on Friday nights come August (when, fingers crossed, I will be putting my myriad capabilities to lucrative ends). I’ll probably fall asleep over my drinks given that I will have been waking up at 5am five nights in a row.

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We’ll see how that works out. I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. For now, every night can be Friday night.

The second thing is that, exceptionally, I’ve actually already been out this evening.

Exceptionally because, as I’ve just said, I don’t really do Friday nights, and also because, not counting dinners, I haven’t been out on a soirée in a while.

My boyfriend wanted to do something after work. And since he’s the responsible one with a job and I’m the final-year student who’ll do anything to procrastinate from revision, I did some googling and found a comedy night in Shoreditch.

And that’s what we did: comedy night in Shoreditch. It’s a place called Comedy Café just off Shoreditch High Street. I’ve never been, though as it turns out my boyfriend has. Oops. He said he liked it the first time round though, so no damage done there.

It’s actually quite a nice place. Cozy. Not too dark. Not too loud. Relaxed atmosphere. Great backdrop for comedy. Of all the places I’ve been to in Shoreditch so far (4-5), this was my favourite.

As for the comedy, well… There were 3 acts, and I happened to like the first act the most. The second guy was clearly not as good as the first. Having googled the headline act beforehand, I was quite excited about it (an experienced Swede comedian). And I really did try so very hard to like him.

To no avail. Tobias just didn’t do it for me.

Not that he wasn’t funny. All three were, in different ways. I just happened to like the way of the first guy the most. So much so that he totally eclipsed all the other acts. Ah well. Can’t have it all.

Observation: it was an all-male line-up tonight. The other comedy night I’ve been to (also in Shoreditch) also had a male-dominant line-up. Female comedians, where art thou?

But yeah, I had a fun night. And now I’m back, all snug under my cozy blanket, blogging away.

It’s 00.30am. I must now go to bed with the delusion that I will wake up early and have a productive morning.

Have a good night everyone,

Val

 

 

 

 

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