Tall And True Short Reads

My One Night Stand

Episode 40 (6 December 2021)

In my writer’s bio on Tall And True, I admit I’ve enjoyed a one night stand. It was November 2003, but I remember the night like it was yesterday. I had worked up to it for two weeks. However, though I’d practised my lines, I suffered first-time jitters as I took the stage to perform my stand-up comedy routine.


My One Night Stand

Show Notes

Season Two: Episode 40 (6 December 2021)

My One Night Stand is a blog post from the Tall And True writers’ website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.

Read the post: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/blog/my-one-night-stand

Support the podcast: https://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-reads

Buy Robert’s short story collections online:

Episode Insight

My One Night Stand is a blog post I wrote in November 2021 about a comedy writing course and my one night stand as a stand-up comic in November 2003.

I thought I might have to “pad out” the post with lines from my Two Presidents sketch when I started it. But the extracts from my 2003 diary and my memories proved sufficient to tell the story of the course and my “one night stand”.

The sketch is not up to the standard of my comedy writing hero, Ben Elton. However, as I mentioned in the blog post, I still find it amusing and pointed. And I’m planning to tweak the script, drop the cheap gags, and narrate it for Tall And True Short Reads. So, watch your podcast feed!

Thanks for listening to My One Night Stand. You can read all my blog posts, short stories, and other writing at TallAndTrue.com. You can also buy my short story collections from the Amazon Kindle and Kobo online bookstores — links are available in the show notes.

The next episode of Tall And True Short Reads will appear in your podcast feed shortly. In the meantime, don’t forget to check your feed or the podcast website, TallAndTrueShortReads.com, for earlier episodes from Seasons One and Two.

And follow or subscribe to the podcast and rate and review it via your favourite listening app. Doing so helps other listeners find my writing.

And finally, please support this podcast by telling your family and friends about Tall And True Short Reads and the Tall And True writers’ website.

Podcast Theme and Sound Effects

Royalty-free music from Pixabay.com: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 ‘Pastorale’ – IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non-Troppo, performed by Karine Gilanyan.

Sound effects licensed under Creative Commons 0 from FreeSound.org:

Clock Ticking: https://freesound.org/people/gecop/sounds/522119/

Canned Laughter: https://freesound.org/people/Evil_Ear_Recordings/sounds/524775/

Applause: https://freesound.org/people/Breviceps/sounds/462362/

Production Notes

Tall And True Short Reads produced using Audacity. Thanks to Josh (VoiceOverMaster) Meyer for Audacity recording tips and tricks.

Podcast episodes are recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the land of the traditional custodians of the Eora Nation.

Acast Podcast Supporter Page

Support this show https://supporter.acast.com/tall-and-true-short-reads.

Contact Us