Glasgow Comedy Festival

Ross Leslie: Diary Of A Wimpy Man

Ross Leslie: Diary Of A Wimpy Man, on Sunday 27th March 2016 @ 10.30pm (tickets here), is my first show where I will share some secrets of what it is like to be me

 

Ross Leslie: Diary Of A Wimpy Man, on Sunday 27th March 2016 @ 10.30pm (tickets here), is my first show where I will share some secrets of what it is like to be me.
Who is me, is first of all, a terribly poor sentence from a grammatical point of view and is more importantly so bloody wanky.  I am 35 and amongst other less pertinent things, have a terrible low tolerance and pain threshold for any sort of illness. 
I write this with my ears blocked (not with brains, which will surprise you) with wax and have spent last few days pouring olive oil down in an attempt to lube up the wax so it slides out like a pensioner on black ice.
Bearing that in mind and my diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome in 2014, I thought lets write a show about all that pathetic shit, as well as some other shit that VERY LOOSELY comes under the wimp banner, and I really don’t think I’m the illest man in Scotland, that’s just good marketing, silly.  The illest man in Scotland is probably local Fife rapper, MC Drew, who recently dropped his new ill album, Straight Outta Cowdenbeath.
I have been told the most interesting aspect of my show is the Asperger’s material, which for those not familiar is a form of autism, which I was diagnosed with at the age of 34.  34 is normally the age for getting diagnosed with IBS, or type 2 diabetes, in Scotland, but not me, I’m special.
A preconception of autistic adults are things like the poor social interaction, terrible eye contact et al, of which I am one of them, but there is also the savant side of things, the Rain Man conundrum.  Not all people with autism can count cards, memorise number plates etc, just as not all BMW drivers are dicks, just a small minority that ruin it for others.
I don’t really fall into the savant category but do have some memory skills, I can remember a lot of phone numbers, my library card details, bank card details, national insurance number, drivers licence number all of the top of my head and I thought for the finale to the show I would try and do something spectacular using my good memory.
One of my favourite things to do with my 13 and 7 year old kids is go on Wikipedia and look at largest cities in the world, tallest buildings in the world and discuss this, with our particular favourite being largest countries in the world by area.
I soon discovered that I had without trying memorised the top 30 largest countries in the world, so for the finale of the show (after 55 minutes of first class comedy of course!!!!) I am going to attempt to memorise all 195 countries in the world.
There is a small caveat to that and that is Wikipedia are horrible bigots, for they have not included the country of Greenland into their list.  Some lists have Greenland at 12th largest country in the world, however I am going to disregard them as it would mess up how I have memorised and maybe they missed Greenland out for a reason, maybe they are just bad people.
I read somewhere (my notes) that Greenland invented the word BAE, its Greenlandic that Greenlanders use to describe ‘associate’, not feeling sorry for them now are you?
Follow my videos warming up my memory for the grand finale on Instagram at account below or search for hashtag #DiaryOfAWimpyMan
Tickets here: http://www.glasgowcomedyfestival.com/shows/1222
Twitter: @RossLeslieGuy
Instagram: @RossLeslieGuy

Who is me, is first of all, a terribly poor sentence from a grammatical point of view and is more importantly so bloody wanky.  I am 35 and amongst other less pertinent things, have a terrible low tolerance and pain threshold for any sort of illness.

I write this with my ears blocked (not with brains, which will surprise you) with wax and have spent last few days pouring olive oil down in an attempt to lube up the wax so it slides out like a pensioner on black ice.

Bearing that in mind and my diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome in 2014, I thought lets write a show about all that pathetic shit, as well as some other shit that VERY LOOSELY comes under the wimp banner, and I really don’t think I’m the illest man in Scotland, that’s just good marketing, silly.  The illest man in Scotland is probably local Fife rapper, MC Drew, who recently dropped his new ill album, Straight Outta Cowdenbeath.

I have been told the most interesting aspect of my show is the Asperger’s material, which for those not familiar is a form of autism, which I was diagnosed with at the age of 34. 34 is normally the age for getting diagnosed with IBS, or type 2 diabetes, in Scotland, but not me, I’m special.

A preconception of autistic adults are things like the poor social interaction, terrible eye contact et al, of which I am one of them, but there is also the savant side of things, the Rain Man conundrum. Not all people with autism can count cards, memorise number plates etc, just as not all BMW drivers are dicks, just a small minority that ruin it for others.

I don’t really fall into the savant category but do have some memory skills, I can remember a lot of phone numbers, my library card details, bank card details, national insurance number, drivers licence number all of the top of my head and I thought for the finale to the show I would try and do something spectacular using my good memory.

One of my favourite things to do with my 13 and 7 year old kids is go on Wikipedia and look at largest cities in the world, tallest buildings in the world and discuss this, with our particular favourite being largest countries in the world by area.

I soon discovered that I had without trying memorised the top 30 largest countries in the world, so for the finale of the show (after 55 minutes of first class comedy of course!!!!) I am going to attempt to memorise all 195 countries in the world.

There is a small caveat to that and that is Wikipedia are horrible bigots, for they have not included the country of Greenland into their list.  Some lists have Greenland at 12th largest country in the world, however I am going to disregard them as it would mess up how I have memorised and maybe they missed Greenland out for a reason, maybe they are just bad people.

I read somewhere (my notes) that Greenland invented the word BAE, its Greenlandic that Greenlanders use to describe ‘associate’, not feeling sorry for them now are you?

Follow my videos warming up my memory for the grand finale on Instagram at account below or search for hashtag #DiaryOfAWimpyMan


Tickets here: http://www.glasgowcomedyfestival.com/shows/1222


Twitter: @RossLeslieGuy
Instagram: @RossLeslieGuy