During the winter months pro road cyclists can catch up on various projects (Rory Sutherland painting his house) or take care of some personal business (Tejay Van Garderen getting married). In the case of Mike Creed he decided that this was the time to try stand-up comedy.
Those who follow Creed on Twitter or Facebook are well aware of his comedic stylings. If not I’ve posted a few at the bottom – it’s up to you to decide if they’re delusional ramblings or entertaining thoughts.
“I’ve been working on it for a few weeks. I finally got the balls to do it,” explained the Kelly Benefits rider.
He took to the stage at the Zodiac bar on Monday’s open mic night – armed with only a few pages of notes and his courage fortified by a complimentary drink this fine establishment offers to all first time comedians (there’s also the use of the drum kit, however Creed has not incorporated that into his act so far). Alternatively leaning against the mic stand or taking a few steps around the stage, Creed delivered lines that had the crowd laughing. But be warned, Creed works “blue” so don’t think of booking him for your company Christmas party.
When asked about his next appearance he replied, “I’m building up for a show in a week.”
Will he take this comedy tour on the road as he travels from race to race?, “Maybe. But I imagine I’ll be too tired or confined to do that.”
It looks like this is going to be an abbreviated tour, so catch him when you can.