This is my new, must-see show!
As per my previous entries, I struggled to come up with a set this week, and ended up putting together a sick deadpan sarcasm show, which is probably my favourite kind of humour. It went awesome! I think this is my most successful night so far if you were to measure it by loud, consistent laughs throughout the whole set, and comments from the audience and other comedians after the show.
But it was also more difficult. It didn't all fall together until the day before, so I didn't have much time to practice. And despite being a similar length and word count to a normal set, it had 3x as many bits and tags, which made it hell to memorise, especially given my nervousness to perform it.
Amazingly the last bit was the funniest, which I felt was the bit most likely to fall flat. Only 2 or 3 one-liners fell flat, but the next laugh was so close around the corner nobody noticed except me. On the downside, I normally learn a lot of things to improve, and after this performance I didn't learn much except that it worked great as is.
I'd like to perform this one again soon and see what happens with a different audience. I was talking with Ardun Ward about doing a street show. If any other comedians want to join in, let me know.
As for my next official set, I'm not sure if it will be deadpan too, because I can't work out if this set have worked if I had done it normally. Was it that funny, or was the deadpan what sold it?