Last year for CHINK I did 17 previews before heading up to Edinburgh. This year will be about 14. The last one was cancelled due to the sun and football. It’s all good practice and I genuinely enjoy performing in front of London audiences. Like most stand-up shows up in Edinburgh, No More Mr Rice Guy is part artificial schtick with tacked on genuine pathos. I probably haven’t promoted the show enough which is disappointing given my advertising background. Nonetheless I reckon I’m as prepared as I can be at this moment in time for the Edinburgh Monster. In the meantime I’ll get my shoes resoled and buy a new rain mac.