Schmuck in – CK Goldiing’s End of the Street Tour
Chuffed out after a year focussing on his own TV pilot and presenting gigs (including a series of chucklesome, skipping-based reports from Tramlines 2012), comedian CK Goldiing returns to stand-up in a non-exhausting three date tour based around venues within walking distance of his home…
Opening Thursday 29 November at Abbeydale Road’s long-running ABBCOM – a comedy venue CK still sees as home, The lazy Schmuck Tour concludes two gigs later at Sheffield United Football Club – where the Sheffield-raised 32-year old isn’t even performing comedy, but presenting behind-the-scenes coverage at one of the largest comedy fundraisers in the north of England.
“I should stress here… The Lazy Schmuck Tour is so lazy, it’s not even my own!" Offers CK. "It’s not like when someone pays thirty-five-quid to watch Michael McIntyre’s hair. Noooo! At these gigs, you pay four or five quid to watch an array of comedians doing ten or thirty minutes of comedy, then I come on for five minutes, slate Christmas, then go home. I really want to embrace the ‘lazy’ in this tour – which is why, on the final date, at Bramall Lane, I’m not doing any stand-up whatsoever – instead, I’m hanging out backstage with the proper TV comedians [Arthur Smith, Terry Alderton, Paul Sinha, Barbara Nice] interviewing them for Giggle Aid IV – the annual British Red Cross’ comedy extravaganza… Though I will be chatting with the audience in-between the comedy for the behind the-scenes footage.”
Nothing if not consistent, CK’s commitment to lazy is impressive – not least in the tour poster, on which, one of the advertised dates is shamelessly bookmarked for ‘REST’. Coming third in last year’s Comedy Howler – Hallam FM’s regional competition for new comedians, and having appeared at Toby Foster’s Last Laugh comedy club twice within the first six months of starting stand-up, the question of CK’s brand of comedy loomed. “Well, thanks to some amazing presenting opportunities this year, it’s been a while since I’ve done any stand-up." The Sheffield standup explains. "Even so, I didn’t want to return with a rehash of my old material, so I spent five minutes writing some new stuff this morning – let’s see how that goes down. You look surprised. Look, obviously I could’ve spent several weeks, even months, writing material, but then I’d have to change the name of the tour!”
CK Goldiing’s Lazy Schmuck Tour starts this Thursday 29th November at Bar Abbey under Abbeydale Picturehouse, *catches breath* continues at the Red Deer on Pitt Street on Monday 10th December *has quick cuppa* and finishes on Sunday 16th December at Giggle Aid IV at Sheffield United Football Club. That’s how it’s done, Russell Howard.