Friday, October 1, 2010

To discuss a first time for everything, but this time it's stand-up comedy

I actually did it.

Last night, I went to an open mic comedy night at a local comedy club, and performed a five-minute set (actually, it turned into 7 minutes, which is a good thing).

Consider my bucket list checked off.

And the interesting thing was that people actually thought I was funny. And not polite funny, which is how you laugh when a relative tells a story you've heard 100 times and you give a slight guffaw in their honor. By the way, people don't guffaw enough anymore. Let's work on that.

No, I mean people laughed on purpose. Now, there's lots of stuff I have to work on, but we got past the first hurdle on trying to do stand-up comedy: Are you the worst thing that's ever happened?

The answer, as of last night, is no. Good start.

So here's the video of the performance. Couple points:
1) There were tons of abortion jokes by other comics, so that's why I pointed it out. One involved aborting Jesus. Jaws were dropped. Baby Jesus cried.
2) Once I got up there, I didn't feel nervous at all. Actually, it felt very comfortable. I was considering moving up there permanently, but there's no bathroom or sofa on stage, so it wouldn't work out long term.
3) Sorry my head gets cut off some- I didn't quite set the tripod right.
4) Thanks to the people who came to support me
5) People love a good Oregon Trail reference. And if you've read this blog, you know I like to make one. Just wait until I write some Saved by the Bell material.


The Daring Domesticate said...

Good job, Andy!!!!!! It was really funny and I enjoyed it a lot!!!

Amy xxoo said...

Go Andy go! The Aeropostale bit cracked me up and the ending - stop porn?! Thats important enough to get its own ribbon?

Just remember be when you make it big Andy - i could use the money i would make selling your signature on Ebay...

Jenners said...

I'm so so so proud of you for doing this. I can't watch the video right now (too much noise) but I can't wait to see it.

I'm so happy it went well!!!!!!!!

stealthnerd said...

Congrats Andy! That was great to watch!

Sam_I_am said...

The beginning about your aunt wondering when you were coming out of the closet cracked me up. Great timing on the "I watch Gray's Anatomy..." part! Good Job!

elle michelle said...

You're my hero. Also, when are you trying out for Last Comic Standing?

kisatrtle said...

you did a great job

FunnyGal KAT said...

Good for you for checking that off your list. I can't wait to see what's next since you accomplishing your life goals always seems to involve something interesting and/or include you dressed in costume.

gracie-mel said...

so proud!

Elisse said...

Congratulations! You're precious, and that was great. Good job! I hope you do it more in the future! I've heard the more you do it, the better you get.

The best I do is direct drama. You can find my latest offering (including me acting!) here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ1HboOhEqo.

But it's not nearly as impressive as yours! Kudos again!

P said...

you are hilarious.

that's all,

Anonymous said...

Well damn.. YouTube is blocked on my work computer. I guess they want us to..uhhhh... work or something? Anyway, I plan on checking it out later (when I'm off the clock). I'm proud of you for getting up there though! Can't wait to see it :)

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