Heidi has been writing comedy for over ten years and writing about herself in the third person for over ten minutes now. She moved to London from Australia nine years ago but that’s neither here nor there.
Heidi has written in many formats but she never had the slightest interest in stand up, due to a lifelong fear of public speaking and bats (bats aren’t related to stand up but it felt so cleansing to admit the first fear she wants to get all her fears off her chest now – her third and most recent fear is talking about herself in the first person).
However one day, she had a nice little horrifying 3am realisation that she was not being very clever about her life or career strategy. To distract her from addressing this, her brain instead suggested a load of jokes that would only work on stage. But she still had the crippling stage fright to contend with. However fate would step in as Heidi stumbled across this phenomenal piece of advice on the World Wide Internet…
Its sassy and hilarious use of the word ‘ASS’ got her attention and its no-nonsense reality check made her realise she had nothing to fear but fear itself, a phrase she came up with all on her own right there on the spot.
Heidi took a screen grab of the image (she wasn’t made of money) and printed it at work to then stick on her wall. The results were immediate! Within a week she had done her first ever open mic and several colleagues had tried to give her £15.99 for the poster, assuming she had left the price in the screen grab because she must be selling it. The stand up night was the most exhilarating, and bowel cleansing evening of her life and she never looked back, because this other poster had told her not to.
She now gigs several nights a week, all in the hope to one day earn enough money from stand up to buy this beautiful print because the thumbnail is too small to tell her what is written under ‘possibilities’ and she is pretty sure it’s going to be beautiful.