I hadn't done a comedy show in two months, and for the past month I'd been waiting for my turn to come up at Lazy Susan's. I spent about a week preparing but despite having written lots of little bits in that time, I couldn't find any funny way to string them all together.
So I wasn't sure, do I go up on stage and say what I have to say in the off chance the audience finds it funny, and for the experience, and to get myself back into the swing of things? Or do I cancel. And I prefer not to cancel, because it might give me a bad rap next time I try to get a spot. (As fate would have it a lot of people cancelled at the last minute).
I decided to go on anyway. Which is lucky because by the end of Tuesday I'd really refined my set-list into something I thought was good enough to try out.
And I was wrong! Haha. Okay I knew going in things would probably suck, and reality confirmed my suspicions. But with that said, out of the dozen or so bits, the audience found 2 or 3 funny, which means I can refine them for next time.
Unfortunately the event wasn't taped, which is really sad, because I have stage amnesia and can't remember which bits the audience liked and didn't like. I'm not sure what I can do about that.
Topics covered include:
- What's weird about prayer
- Suicide in the morning
- What's hard about being fat (this is probably too complicated)
- McDonalds Coffee (a new one, there was a laugh in here somewhere)
- Men and Women
- Sex (this got a big laugh)
- Transformers (this got a big laugh)
Some of my routines were based on Christian ideas, though I'm not Christian. It's just that I listened to a Best of Christian Comedy 2000 CD a week ago and it was so bad, it wasn't funny at all, and I thought I could do better. Woops.
I also forgot my set list part-way through which sucked. It was caused by nervousness rather than not preparing.
Overall I'm satisfied, and wanting to do better next time, and that's that.