Comic Adam looks back at his year of highlights
ADAM Bloom is among those lining up at the Glee Club to welcome in the New Year.
He is well used to playing to busy clubs, having worked his way around the circuit and up the comedy ladder since the mid-90s.
This year Bloom, who has appeared on Mock The Week and Russell Howard's Good News, picked up a nomination in the Best Club Comic category at the 2012 Chortle Awards.
It's been quite a year news-wise. The Diamond Jubilee, Large Hadron Collider, Olympics, widespread cuts, skydiver breaks the sound barrier, Gangnam Style, crazy weather... any particular news stories stick in your mind?
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It would have to be the Olympics as my second daughter was born just before the closing ceremony, which felt like a "Welcome To The World" party for her. We named her after a gold winner. No, not Mo. You won't guess.
Looking back over 2012 what have been some of your personal highlights?
Well, you know the answer to that one. I also learned to drive in November 2011 and bought my first car in January this year, aged 41. Wow, no one told me driving was fun.
Do you have any New Year's resolutions?
God, I keep answering things before they're asked. Mine is now to stop being psychic. I see no future in it.
What will you be up to next year?
I've already broken my resolution in December 2012 because it was to stop living in the past. I have written a children's book outline and am waiting to hear back from a publisher. I am excited about the premise. It's about a writer who doesn't hear back from a publisher and becomes an alcoholic.
Any other plans? Edinburgh Fringe? A revival of your radio series, The Problem With Adam Bloom?
I am writing a lot for other comedians. My list has some huge names on it, but their egos wouldn't like me boasting about it. It's killing me – what a lesson in humility. I also plan to work on this book. I don't know about Edinburgh, I love being with my children too much. Radio 4 would probably need a new premise, since they dropped the last series in 2005. I suppose a come-back would be fun. The New Problem With Adam Bloom. Having children would possibly fill the six half hours. Episode One – Going From Rich And Sexed To Poor And Celibate. Saying that, becoming a parent is the best thing I ever did.
Adam Bloom joins Michael Fabbri, Joe Blor and Louis Ramey.at the Glee Club in Castle Wharf on Monday, December 31. Doors open at 7pm in the ground floor bar. The comedy takes place in the main room upstairs and after the midnight countdown there'll be a club night until 2am. Tickets are £24.50, available from the box office on 0871 472 0400 or at www.glee.co.uk/nottingham-comedy.