So, for three straight weeks, I’ve been doing stand up on Sunday night. Open mics, a class show. My joke writing is picking up speed. My ideas come faster. Not everything sounds like depression on tap.
I sigh with relief.
I have 2 acts of a 3 act play written and its intense. I have to finish it this month. Cripes.
This is the time of the year the sucks my soul dry.
And through it all I mutter, “Why didn’t I get a degree in business?”
Then I look at that picture and go, “Oh, obvi…”
When I did my set, I did the best stuff from Sue Smith’s class show, and made a few changes – tightened it up here and made certain things more specific. Things got much better laughs.
Things like a joke about sexual abuse.
Things got weird feeling. I’m wondering as I tighten things up if I should insert other jokes into that line of jokes. Neither I, nor the audience, should feel like we’re married to Floyd Mayweather. Manny. Why do boxers have names from 1956?
or Clifford Odets?
I felt exposed.
I felt fragile.
Power through or Decompress?
Anyhoo. Here’s to a Sunday filled with improv practice, joke writing and an open mic. This is now my DAY.
And a Saturday at the park with music and friends. Equally important.
And the dentist.
I DO WANT TO HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT MY TEETH AT–AND DURING–69.
ETA: My mom liked this post and then unliked it, I think she got the 69 joke.