FIC is just setting up the page awaiting the diva's arrival :)
"Hi it's me. Archie. I'm still trying to find out how this works... I'm fed up with the pic with the brick wall background; too gay & too much Photoshop - sorry for repeating myself. Also h8 white as a background color for a blog. And life in general sucks when you are struggling with these things and you have to organize a trip from Madrid to Los Angeles, California, backside of the world actually, and the PA that you never had, does not do it for you.
And yes I know, I should be exultant and in high spirit, but... you know, despite of my looks and my sounds (can you say that in Eng?) I am 100% Spanish and by culture & genetics, a professional whiner.
Honestly, I think I haven't really realized yet what is going on. All I know is that the chance to represent Spain in The Funniest Person in the World contest is another milestone in the pursuit of a career in stand-up comedy.
At first it was getting ready for my first appearance on TV, Comedy Central's Open Mike in 2013. And no I had no stick shoved up my spankers, I was soooo nervous!
Despite of this demonstration of my lack of confidence at that time, CC invited me to tape my first 15 minute special one year later, which I called Gay's Anatomy. And I became another stand-up comedian in the network's portfolio; the third OUT comic after Albert Boira had mention it in his sets a few times and Gabriel Cordoba's act became a milestone in queer comedy in Spain. Thanks for that, GIRL.
*we have this rapport
After becoming Madrid's Funniest FICer 2013, Stephen Garland, aka the Giggling Guiri, founder of the FIC (Festival Internacional de Comedia) and number one promoter of English Comedy in Spain and Latin America, asked me and Josh Saxon to open for the closing act of the Festival, UK's no.1 Marcus Brigstocke, who gave us a big lesson of what hilarious yet socially critic comedy is really about. What an unforgettable night.
Note: After this I can't wait to see Reginald D. Hunters' act tomorrow night. (Tickets here)
Even though I already booked tickets for "Smiley. Una historia de amor" written and directed by Guillem Clua, a man to be worshipped both intelectually and physically. Thank God the Alfil is just 300m away from the Alfil. But I'm used to be late.
But now I am off to the inaugural act of this year's FIC, Comedy Picnic Retiro Park, for which I am already two hours late, as we spoke, and later to the radio show "Viva la gente" with Pepon Fuentes for an interview. (Live)
PS: Can't promise my next entry won't be so fucking boring.