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Chris Tavner sleep
During the upheaval of this lockdown, many people are struggling to maintain good and healthy routines, and sleep is an essential part of that.

It does seem kind of crazy that sleep should be a difficult thing to do.  Afterall, it is the very definition of ‘doing nothing’. How can doing nothing be difficult? Continue reading

Chris Tavner ComedySportz

As I write this, we are a week or so in to social distancing due to the Corona virus.  Comedian’s like myself have been hit hard due to bars, theatres, etc being shut down.  As such, our normal income has been cut entirely.

Being, by definition, entrepreneurial, many comics and promoters have come up with other ways to generate income from their own home, usually by putting content out online and asking for donations.  This has created for me yet another way for my stupid brain to generate anxiety. Continue reading

Peartree counting house Edinburgh

Today was the last of my midweek shows.  From tomorrow we move in to the territory of the final weekend.

It’s been a strange few days in one way, as I’ve had a lot less contact with people.  For over two weeks I was sharing a house with the ComedySportz guys, and that meant constant company, including going to shows with people. Continue reading

Trying it On

It’s been a long day today.  I got up at a decent time in the morning (you know, like a normal working man), so I could go and see a play called ‘Trying it on‘ at the Traverse theatre across town at 10am.

It’s by, and starring, playwright David Edgar.  Here he looks at how he has changed since his radical student days in the 60s, through to today.  He also looks at the generation of radicals around him, and how they have developed in that time. Continue reading