November 29, 2011

Wow, what a waste of time.

Before you start reading, this post is going to be mostly negative, so if you don’t want to read something negative, go away.

First off, I feel bad because my good friend Johnny wanted to go open mic-ing tonight with me, but I forgot to text him that I was going. I just remembered a few minutes ago.

Two, I hate trying to play to crowds that have certain expectations, because my act gives the appearance of immediately coming short. You can’t have expectations in comedy, because when you expect laughter, it never comes. Laughter comes from things that aren’t expected.

Three, don’t be impatient for the laughs to come. The more impatient you get with me, the less interested I am in telling you a joke, because it puts pressure on the telling of the joke, which will flatten it. Also, many jokes take patience to understand, so if you’re impatient, it’s almost pointless to even bother telling you a joke, since you won’t get it anyway.

I went to Po Boyz. It seemed weird from the start. It was. Hardly anyone was paying attention to the comics. I got up, and they paid attention, but they couldn’t seem to figure out what they were supposed to do. One person said they wanted to laugh, but then just when I was about to go into it, another said they wanted to get drunk and die. They couldn’t decide between the two. No one could decide. Other options came out too. What a mess. Finally they got to wanting to laugh. I tell a joke. I’ve used it lots of times before, I know it works. I guess they couldn’t tell I was actually telling a joke though and thought I was just talking, so then they got mad and started trying to boss me around, telling me what to do. Don’t expect me to tell jokes to people that come in all serious and don’t want to play my little game, because people like that are never any fun, and I’m not that funny when I can’t have fun with the crowd.

To my surprise even the boxing Donkey was a downer tonight. A lot of other comics went to it, probably after reading in my blog how good it was, so I had to wait around to get on, and by that time most of the crowd had left. The people that were left were all like sub-culture nerds, making up fairy tales and saying they wanted to f*ck actor Slim Pickens, and they didn’t even know who he was. Biggest waste of an open mic run in a while, at least for me.

November 22, 2011

I hosted

I hardly ever host/emcee a show. Most people don’t believe I can because they just don’t get me. They don’t get me. But I can do it! Tonight I did it. Sammy Obeid is like one of the only people I know that will let me emcee a show. Yeah, it’s nerve wracking since I’m […]

November 17, 2011

What went wrong?

So I went to the competition at the Boxing Donkey tonight. I lost. My set wasn’t that great. I had a couple of good hits, but the rest just wasn’t there. It was basically the equivalent of me bombing. What went wrong? I don’t know. I didn’t connect that good with the crowd I felt […]

November 17, 2011

Automotive Respect!

It was a three set night. First I did Luna’s Cafe. Man what a blast. They said they wanted to laugh. I told jokes, and they laughed. This one lady heckled me a little bit, but it was fun and made my set way more fun. Keith said he knew she would. Thanks for the […]

November 15, 2011

And Monday

Last night I went to Po Boyz. One of the comics said he wanted to sleep. I got him to sleep for a minute or so while I looked over my notes. Then he woke up. I asked what they wanted to do now. Dude in the back said to hear a joke. I started […]

November 13, 2011

Sunday, Again

Tonight I realized that I’ve only performed on Sunday and Monday for the past few weeks, skipping the rest of the days. That’s not good. I really felt it tonight. It felt bad. Did the Scramble at the Comedy Spot. Tonight Johnny Taylor hosted it. I asked what they wanted to do. Got a laugh, […]

November 8, 2011

Sunday And Monday

Oh man, I feel all kinds of mixed emotions right now. Some bad, some good. Let’s blog the nights. Sunday was a weird day. So, I wasn’t sick but I didn’t feel that great. Had a little bit of a headache. I went to the Scramble. It was fun. It took the audience a few […]

November 1, 2011

Monday & Tuesday

Monday was halloween. I had made a costume the night before: CYBORG KNIGHT. It was just a big cardboard box with holes for my head and arms, and it said CYBORG KNIGHT on all 4 faces. I took it to the open mics and put it on when I got there. Spent too much time […]