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You Must Love Working Here is a photographic exhibition featuring people who work in comedy clubs who are not comedians.
The work will be exhibited during the 2013 Glasgow International Comedy Festival.
Andrew, who is a stand-up comic and freelance journalist, had the idea of a project made up of photography and interviews that focussed on people in comedy clubs who were not comedians.
He asked me to be involved as the photographer as a great deal of my portfolio is made up of portraits and promos for stand-up comedians, and I worked in The Stand (not as a comedian) for over five years.
We concentrated on Glasgow-based comedy venues ranging from all-year round clubs such as The Stand to large tour venues such as the SECC and function rooms like The Bungo.
We had 10 participants, myself included, who we interviewed and simultaneously photographed. And I asked them to encapsulate all of their emotions towards working in a comedy club into one expression for me to capture. So often do people visiting comedy clubs come out with the statement: "You Must Love Working Here", now I was doing the same.
The interviews and click clicks of the camera were broadcast on the Comedy Cafe with Janice Forsyth as a radio package produced by Andrew on 14th December 2012 (which can be heard on the video above). Now we want to show you the pictures to go along with it...
Please support our exhibition. Everyone who donates £3 or more will have their name appear on our supporting backers list alongside the exhibition. And we have heaps of other rewards to make supporting us worth your while too.
Further details about the exhibition can be found here:
Exhibition on the Glasgow Comedy Festival Website
If this is a success, Andrew and I intend to continue collaborating on stories and behind-the-scenes ventures, we may even expand this project and speak to people who work at this year's Fringe. To keep up to date with our next ventures follow us on Twitter: @andrewlearmonth and @jessmcfilm
Promised of our £500 target
Donate 3 pounds or more and have your name appear on our supporting backers list alongside the exhibition at The Bungo.199 rewards, 198 remaining
Earrings inspired by the film Amelie, made with a photograph by Jessica McDermott.10 rewards, 9 remaining
Receive a postcard with one of the images from the exhibition and a handwritten thank you message for getting involved and showing your support.50 rewards, 50 remaining
A pair of hand-drawn earrings of either duos Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, Thelma and Louise, or Bonnie and Clyde.9 rewards, 8 remaining
Get a book of postcards with all 10 of the images from the exhibition.9 rewards, 3 remaining
Get an A3 print of sketch troupe How Do I Get Up There? made up of Chris Forbes, James Kirk and Kevin Mains. Photograph by Jessica McDermott. See the image in full here: http://heresourfuture.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/rewards/5 rewards, 5 remaining
Get an A3 print of stand up character Damian Crow. Photograph by Jessica McDermott. See the image in full here: http://heresourfuture.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/rewards/5 rewards, 5 remaining
Get an A3 print from the fringe show Well This Is Awkward featuring stand up comedians Matt Winning, James Kirk and Richard Gadd. See the image in full here: http://heresourfuture.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/rewards/5 rewards, 3 remaining
Get an A3 print of Michael Redmond from his 2012 Fringe show Mannequins, Fishmongers, Guacamole and Me and Other Things. Photograph by Jessica McDermott. See the image in full here: http://heresourfuture.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/rewards/5 rewards, 4 remaining
Email me a picture of your face and I will put it on a cake or tart like the one with The Stand logo pictured, the cakes will then be brought to the exhibition opening.10 rewards, 10 remaining
Get a signed copy of a GSR script by Bruce Morton and Andrew Learmonth. Every month at The Bungo, Bruce and Andrew host their GSR cabaret show in support of the Greater Shawlands Republic.10 rewards, 8 remaining
Be the envy of all your friends and get in free every month to the GSR show at The Bungo until March 2014. Plus also recieve a handwritten thank you postcard with an image from the exhibition.1 rewards, 1 remaining
Whether you want acting headshots for work or something to greet your family and friends in your home, get a head and shoulders portrait taken by Jessica McDermott. Includes a two hour shoot and a CD of images.2 rewards, 2 remaining
Bruce Morton, Andrew Learmonth and guests will put on a comedy gig just for you, your friends, and family.1 rewards, 1 remaining
Get the golden ticket itself! Get in free to every GSR gig for the rest of your life! Plus have your lifetime membership pass specially designed for you by Jessica McDermott, including a photoshoot to get the perfect smiling headshot for your membership pass.1 rewards, 1 remaining
Get photographed for the day by Jessica McDermott in London or Glasgow. Receive a CD of images from the shoot and an A3 print. Plus receive a handwritten thank you card and a book of postcards featuring all the images from the exhibition.1 rewards, 1 remaining