28 September 2017

The 1st Hong Kong International Laugh Festival

Well, we're down to the last week before the 1st ever Hong Kong International Laugh Festival happens and the world experiences its 1st ever all Cantonese comedy festival. We've all worked our butts off and I'm proud to say my team and I have got it 80% complete. Now all that's left are the final touches, some technical rehearsals and of course the actual shows.

You know what's crazy, so the festival goes from 4 Oct 2017 - 8 Oct 2017. On 7 Oct, I have to perform in Macau in the afternoon and then take the ferry back for the shows! Then on 8 Oct, I have to be in Sheung Shui for filming at 8:30am - 5pm for the new season of G-1 Fight Club. Like OMG?! How has everything fallen on these dates!?
Anyway, the good thing is they don't clash in their timings, so at least that means I can do everything, just it's a hectic schedule!

On the other hand, I'm super excited about the whole festival, it's been a really tough journey for everyone since it's the 1st time it's happening but at least it also means we are free to do whatever we want and create any sort of frame work as we like :)

Well how have things been for everyone out there? A lot of turns, last minute rushing, deadlines and lack of sleep on my end. My workouts have gone into the gutters (again) but mark my words, starting 10 Oct, it's go time and this year isn't ending with me and my current chubby gut and low stamina.

Oh and if you haven't and are planning to, do not watch the new IT movie. It absolutely sucks! Oh man, I was so looking forward to it, watched it and left thinking "how could you ruin it?! You even had the old movie as a benchmark of what you cannot ge below.." sigh, absolute trash. So that was a downer.

Otherwise, things are good and I just saw that Lego is releasing the Joker Manor set so I'm pretty screwed now. But the good thing is, my toys are still in boxes so my guilt is keeping me from getting anything else since so many of my wonderful items are still packed up and hidden away from the world's eyes of admiration...

Otherwise, so far so good I suppose. Let's see how crazy the next 10 days get.

13 September 2017

It's going mad again!

Well I write this as I take a 5 minute break between the madness that has been the last week and this week. I kind of overdid it with my committments and even though I know a few weeks later when I'm well rested, I'll look back with a smile at what I've done, I'm currently in the pits of the warzone that is gigs and life in general. I'm running on 3 hours sleep and got another big filming gig thing tomorrow that will mark the end of the insanity that has been the last 10 days of my life.

In case you want to get a taste of things so far, you can check out the video of Yokkao 25 & 26 from Hong Kong where I exhausted my diaphram muscles more than my throat. And when they do post the 1st HK Youtube Fanfest, you'll see yours truley screaming his lungs out again only 24 hours after being in a suit doing the same :P And of course today I was up at 6:10am getting ready to film the next season of G-1 Fight Club, so yeah, that's only 3 days in the last 10 days.

Going to go off and try to do whatever work I can before my brain shuts down. Hopefully this time tomorrow I'll be able to just stare at a wall for a while with my brain in hibernation mode. Enjoy the next 10 days!

02 September 2017

3 typhoons, really? This is normal to you?

So tomorrow's expecting to have yet another typhoon hit Hong Kong and that makes it 3 typhoons in such a short period of time, not to mention 2 on a Sunday. So thanks to the typhoon one of my gigs last week got canceled and the gig I have tomorrow is postponed....well the good news is I get an extra day to set up so many things that are going to happen in September/October related to comedy.
The bad news is, next Wednesday onwards, I'm going to lose my shit for 2 weeks lol.

So how are things? I must say I'm very excited because in October we're going to our our very own Laugh Festival here in Hong Kong showcasing the best of Cantonese comedy from Hong Kong and hopefully brings about a new wave and chapter for Cantonese stand up comedy in general! So much to do, oh my goodness, putting together the schedule, proposal, etc. like it's driving me nuts, but the good thing it's all the typical initial madness, once we get this sorted, it's the same thing but better each year...poof. Stay tuned guys!

So anyway, I just wanted to give a quick update, the last few days has seen me catching up a lot and so far so good...hopefully by the end of September, I'll not only be more stable, but I'll be 35! OMG I cannot believe it. 12 years ago I told myself I want to retire at 35.... I still have time lol.