That's the channel Dave not me-Dave. We recorded it on Saturday night at the Birmingham Hippodrome. If you've seen the show before (last series featured Russel Kane, Sarah Millican, Ben Elton, Jack Whitehall and Johnny Vegas) you'll know it involves someone doing a home town gig... and a lot of people don't realise I'm from Birmingham. Me included. Because I'm not.
I'm from Stafford. Which is 25 miles up the road. But it's the West Midlands... so it's a local gig at least.
So I filmed some short stuff to show folks round Stafford in the morning and then did the show that night.
I really like the way the production company approached things with their focus being all about the live show on the day - something that isn't always true in telly-land. As you can see from the set (my Mum took the picture) the excellent Simon Evans and Isy Suttie were on too - as were Elis James and Jason Cook - which I think made for a really well balanced bill with every performer pushing at slightly different comic doors. Fun.
Being on a Saturday night it meant I couldn't stay over in Birmingham as I had to be in London on Sunday morning for my Absolute Radio show. I hate missing a show... even when I was on tour I only missed one and that was because it was physically impossible to get back from Belfast in time to do it.
It's exhausting but worth it. And if you were in the audience at the Hippodrome and listened to the show then you'll be able to confirm that I succeeded with my secret mission. But that's just between us, right?
If you missed the show and want the podcast then it's here (if you're an itunes user) or here (if you're not) and the One Night Stand episode is scheduled to be on Dave on April 28th.