I'm a comedian, writer, social commentator and I've just set up a new blog. HB/NW is intended to be an amusing take on the world of showbusiness and the wider world through the eyes of someone who never really 'made it' but who feels too old to make a splash within the creative industries. With its tongue firmly in its cheek, Im hoping that HB/NW will provide a format through which I can commentate on the world around me - adding some laughs but also providing plenty of food for thought.
To be honest with you I'm scared by it all - I'm pushing myself to look at controversial issues that are not always easy to write about - stuffing important, often very serious ideas into a comedy skin. I've found it really tough because although it's all supposed to be funny funny funny, I want people to be able to feel past that and have something deep to discuss. So far I've touched upon mid life crisis, alcohol abuse, the British Healthcare system, the entertainment industry, homosexuality and the church... all through the eyes of a 'hyped up, 80 percent real' version of myself.
I'm sure you all know what a daunting thing this can be, so please have a look and feel free to offer some pointers. I'm trying to be edgy yet maintain the 'non mature / offensive content' label that could take me off any link pages in the future, so if there's anything that I need to edit/tone down then please do advise me and I can adjust my work accordingly. While the content is daft, behind the scenes I'm trying to take this very seriously and I'm sure many of you will understand that.
Anyhow - enjoy... I humbly offer HB/NW to you for your thoughts...
The blog I need help with is hbnw.wordpress.com.