Things I am looking forward to this year…

Hello lovely fans (and haters who read this because they have nothing better to do)!I’m finally done with my tour, two months of intense travelling and performing have come to a close as I now prepare to fly to India and perform at The Comedy Store in Mumbai. It’s been quite exhausting, but I’ve had loads of fun meeting my actual fans; the wide diverse array of people who come to my shows, whose presence has been a testament to the beauty of our multicultural and actually well integrated society in which comedy has been a bonding experience for us all. Yes, that’s right, some of us are getting along and loving life, whilst haters continue to hate and live in the insular microcosm of their own misery. Feel free to join us, you only need to bring your own smile!I know it’s been a while since I updated my blog, in fact, Osama Bin Laden had to make the headlines to get me writing last time, but this time it’s for me and you :-)I am incredibly busy, my career is going from strength to strength like Goku from DragonBall Z in which he increasingly powers up over several episodes before putting the bad guy to rest. So, I’d like to take this opportunity to share with you what I am looking forward to this year –Comedy Store MumbaiMy favourite gig in the world has opened up a club in Mumbai, India and I am going to perform there as of this week for two weeks in total. I’ve heard that it is meant to be an awesome gig, where British comedy is being lapped up by the Indians who enjoy their accents being mocked. Also, I believe I may be the first British Asian to play the gig, so it should be a nice surprise for the locals should I slip in a few Urdu/Hindi bits. With India being one of the fastest growing economies thanks to outsourcing call centre contracts, cost-effective labour and definitely not the rise of corner shops. However, fellow comics have told me of the poverty they witnessed, which sits right outside the affluence of the developments that grow right in front of destitute people. This was too much for some comics to stomach, and so I naturally fear how I might react when I see it myself. I’ve seen it before though, in East Africa and during my travels in the middle east, where the poor have nowhere near the opportunity of welfare or any assistance. Expect to hear more about this on my blog whilst I am out there.E3 – Unveiling of Project: CafeI am a massive Nintendo fan, I have been since I was a kid with my 8bit NES and copy of Super Mario Bros. I love playing video games, and when I’m not pwning n00bs on Xbox Live (or being verbally abused by American kids who hate the British), I’m often on my Nintendo DS revisiting Phantom Hourglass recently. Whilst I am in India, Nintendo will (may) reveal the very first official news of their next home console supposedly dubbed “Stream” or “Project: Cafe”. Apparently it is more powerful than PS3 and Xbox 360 and will come with a more conventional controller albeit with a touch screen that can have the game streamed straight to the controller. As long as I get my Mario, Zelda, Metroid etc, I’m happy. Also, the new Mario 3DS will be revealed, and that is going to be AWESOME and you know it. I’ve still got to get a 3DS, but will wait for Mario Kart, Mario 3DS and RE5 before I do.Edinburgh FestivalWith my tour now done, “An Audience with Imran Yusuf” is last year’s news. So prepare yourself for my brand new solo show which will debut in Edinburgh this year in August. What is the show called? Where in Edinburgh will it be? What is the show about? I hear you ask, but I am keeping it a secret for now, all details are about to be revealed very, very soon. However, if you like my upbeat positivity, then you’ll love this show 😉 It’ll be Ramadan during the festival again this year, however this time I am not trying to beat my 101 gigs in 25 days record!TV projectErm… this is kinda secret for now, but rest assured you will get to see my wiry frame and silly face on TV again, I’ll even send you tickets if you sign up to my mailing list on my website!Another TV projectErm… another secret for now, but here is a teaser of who I was working with recently –Say what you see!RadioI’ve already done a number of spots on BBC Radio 4. The Now Show with Punt & Dennis and Rory Bremner. The News Quiz with Sandi Toksvig, and Arthur Smith’s Balham Bash. Expect to hear more of me there as you can over here – www.youtube.com/imranyusufcomedyRight, that’s enough for now, this will keep me busy for a while. Along with buying a new place in a swish part of London and nurturing my newly formed life of creativity and joy with a loved one, all of the above will add to the journey I am on towards the life I desire to live and the fulfilment I wish to experience. Remember, anything is possible and there is always a way to win!

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