Eight Out Of Ten Cats
Thursday, 28 February 2013
Tomorrow (Friday) night on Channel 4, I’ll be having a go at Eight Out Of Ten Cats - on Jon Richardson’s team, alongside the comedian Rob Beckett, v. Sean Lock’s team with Jack Dee and DJ Matt Edmondson. I might be a bit far out of my comfort zone on this one, since it really is a pure comedy show and I’m very much not a pure comedian (or any other sort of comedian) (or any other sort of pure), but what the hell, I’m a gambler.
I think I’ve gambled slightly badly on the month of March, though - the London Poker Festival is kicking off next week and I’d so desperately love to have nothing else to do except play poker, but - in a bout of terrible timetabling - I seem to have accidentally agreed to do a panel show, a quiz show, a radio show and make a TV documentary at the same time. Maybe it will be my secret advantage over my poker opponents? Maybe they’ll have had SO MUCH sleep, and SUCH HEALTHY eating arrangements, and SUCH CLEAR heads for the game, that they’ll overthink all the pots and knock themselves out, while I’ll be so hungry, angry, tired and breathless that I’ll simply be FUELLED into a series of big money finals?