Friday, 2 October 2015

Probably for the Best

Miserable Malcolm is making two outings in Stroud this October.  He’ll be delivering his regular “Dose of the Morose” at Mr Fluffypunk’s Pennygaff at SVA on Saturday 10th October at 8pm.  This month the Pennygaff features John Osborne and Molly Naylor, both of whom are off the radio, although this instance standing right in front of you.   

John Osborne also recently did a show entitled “Most People Aren’t That Happy Anyway”, so you can see why Malcolm is looking forward to it.

Then, on 29th October and also at SVA, Miserable Malcolm will be hosting the return of Miserable Poets’ Cafe – the Open Mic’ night purely for miserable poems.  Same rules apply as before:
·         No Glimmers of Hope
·         No Light at the End of the Tunnel
·         No Positivity

but, apart from that, everything goes.
For this one, I’ll also be encouraging people to bring along writing (diary entries, poems, etc) from their teenage years.
Because, frankly, none of us are getting any younger, are we?

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Isaac Newton's Brother and More From Miserable Malcolm

But enough of this light-heartedness, for Miserable Malcolm returns on the weekend 12th and 13th of September, bringing his show Graveside Manner to the Stroud Theatre Festival. This is a 50-minute show of miserable poetry, execrable fiction mixed in with a bit of light banter. The times are:
Saturday 12th September: 4.30pm
Sunday 13th September: 9.00pm

 Both performances are at the Imperial Hotel.
So do come along if your weekend’s shaping up better than you thought it might and you’re in need of a bit of a downer.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

The Clam Before The Storm

Miserable Malcolm has had a quiet couple of months but it’s all about to start again soon.  So for now he’s savouring:

He’ll be at the Stroud Fringe this coming weekend, as part of the Good On Paper event at the Centre for Science and Art, on Lansdown, on Saturday evening (29th August).  He’ll be giving short readings in the gallery between bands (Origamibiro, The Joy of Box, Rhain and Bodyclocks) as well as mingling with the crowd and trying to ensure no-one’s having a nice time.
Then, two weeks later, he‘ll be performing his one-hour show “Graveside Manner” at the StroudTheatre Festival (11-13 September).  This is at 4.30pm on Saturday 12th September and 9pm on Sunday 13th September.
In the meantime, Malcolm is building up to these events by practicing some motionless calisthenics while sighing deeply ...

Saturday, 8 August 2015

You Can’t Take It With You

Interactive section:
Obviously, in the above joke (as in the joke about The Ten Commandments) you can insert any virtue you like.  Here are some suggestions:
A Belief in the After-Life.

Miserable Malcolm is on holiday at the moment (he’s not enjoying it) but will be back in morose action at the Stroud Fringe (28-31st August). He’ll be performing some short shows and bringing the festival mood down from 5pm at the Centre for Science and Art on Lansdown on Saturday 29th August as part of Good On Paper’s event. He’ll then be back with two performances of “Graveside Manner” at the Stroud Theatre Festival on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September. More dates outside Stroud to follow.

(Note: Ecclesiastes ix.10: “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might: for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, wither thou goest.”)