June 11, 2009

Actions Speak Louder Than Birds: Marc Hogan

Can Marc Hogan, a man who’s never performed stand-up comedy before in his life have a successful show at the Edinburgh Festival – all to win a £1 bet?

Well guys it’s really happening, I’m  even in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Brochure (page 19).

Actions Speak Louder Than Birds: Marc Hogan
Persuasion Skills in Association with Amused Moose Comedy
Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson Street – 0131 662 6892
Can a corporate communications trainer become an Edinburgh festival comic in just 11 months – all to win a £1 bet. Join Marc Hogan somewhere on the learning curve to comedy greatness. (May contain birds.)

I’m very excited – yet I’m beginning to have nightmares about the whole thing! I did a preview show last week and I managed to fill less seats than Labour in the local elections!

I mean what if nobody comes to see it? What if during the whole 3 week run I end up playing to 3 people a night (and one of them is my mum).

I’m also really struggling to learn my lines. When you see a comic, it appears that they are just chatting but the more I learn about it, I realise that every line, every pause, every nuance, every word is scripted, rehearsed and memorised…

I’ve memorized about 1000 words right now – which is about the first 10 minutes! It’s impossible Arnold Schwarzenegger only had 74 words in the whole of Terminator 2!

I memorize presentations all the time, but this is a whole different ball game, I’ve never had to memorize every single line before!

How do I remember 6000 words? A fellow speaker mentioned something about fish oil, it stinks, and my cat keeps licking me, perhaps I was meant to eat it? I can’t remember….

If you would like to find out more about Marc, or to book him for a speaking event please visit www.marchoganlive.com

June 8, 2009

Theres No Business Like Show Business

Can Marc Hogan, a man who’s never performed stand-up comedy before in his life have a successful show at the Edinburgh Festival – all to win a £1 bet?

Well, another week, another milestone! Prospero Communications my PR company have written a press release for my Edinburgh show in conjunction with myself & Phil Whelans (my comedy director)!!

Its all becoming very real now! Click on the link below and enjoy!

marc-hogan-actions-speak-louder-than-birds-press-release-print

Preview Tonight!

And remember I’m doing some “Work-In-Progress” previews at the Etc theatre in Camden, London on these dates this month at at 19.30! 

  1. 8 June – Tonight!! (I feel all nervous in my tummy)

  2. 15 June

  3. 29 June

You can purchase tickets (£6.00) for any of the 3 shows by following the relevant links on the following page:

http://www.etceteratheatre.com/page.php?pageID=2#show12

Come along it would be great to see you!!!

June 3, 2009

God Help Me….

It’s all geeting a little scary…..I now have 2 months to be ready for Edinburgh. In the words of John F Kennedy, “there is nothing to fear…but an an angry audience…

In preparation for my comedy show Edinburgh Fringe, I am doing 3 “work in progress” comedy shows in Camden, London this month at the Etcetera Theatre at 19.30 on the following dates: 

8 June
15 June
29 June

You can purchase tickets (£6.00) for any of the 3 shows by following the relevant links on the following page:

http://www.etceteratheatre.com/page.php?pageID=2#show12

It would be great if you could come along and provide me with some much needed and appreciated feedback!

PLEASE, PLEASE COME AND BRING FRIENDS, AQAUINTANCES, TRAMPS!