Gig 87: Sale

Another fun show! This has easily been one of the best groups of comedians and crew I've been teamed up with.  Fleety and I have been talking about how rare it is to find all the comedians watching every set that is performed.  Normally people wander off and get up to other things like preparing for their gig or raiding the rider before you have time to get back to it.  This has been completely different with not only everyone watching all the sets but all the comedians building off what has just taken place on and off stage.  As I said previously the only disappointing aspect of this tour is that it finishes tonight.

My setlist was similar to previous setlists on Road Show but yet again I changed my beginning:


Homeless in New York

Turning 40

Car Crash in Adelaide

Tripping and Farting

Being an Arsehole

Little Boy Joke

Gym Story

No Need To Share All Your Opinions

Glitter in Invitations

People Wearing Your Glasses

Watching Movies Out of Context


The venue at Sale is one of my favourites in Victoria and the gig from the beginning was a belter.  Once again I tried a different routine at the start but still found myself not quite nailing it the way I would like.  This time it felt like I didn't know the rhythm of the routine well enough and was mildly off with my performance.  I had a really good run of performing the new material for a while there but in the last few shows I've left that material behind to use more appropriate routines instead.  That means I'm now going to have to go back over that new material and relearn it from a recording I made at The Butterfly Club.  I know this is a part of the process but it is always disappointing when you come to the conclusion that something hasn't quite clicked the way you want it to, even if it is new material.



Last night after the gig was one of the funniest nights I've experienced with everyone from the tour (including my friend Talia) in fine form laughing and bouncing ideas around the table until 2am.  Hopefully in the near future our new game "International Bogan" will be making its way to a stage near you.  I'd explain the rules but I'd rather you see one of us play it onstage so then you can take it away with you to unveil at the next party you're at.  It may in fact turn up at the next season of The Shelf.  Just look for Fleety and me in wife beaters cracking a tinnie and when we begin waxing lyrical you'll know it is on. This has definitely been one of those tours where you almost feel guilty for being paid for the gigs.


And when I say almost I mean not at all.

Nonetheless David Williams, Geraldine Hickey, Randy, Fleety, Mel and Katie equal fun, fun, fun!


Justin Hamilton

5th of July, 2013