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.