Friday, February 20, 2004
My Debut Part II
The other girl comedian went up first and she had trouble taking the microphone off of the stand. I was relieved. I knew I would have trouble, too. She talked about being married to a "good 'ole boy from West Virginia", which was kind of comical since she said she was a "Jewish American Princess". The audience was very nice, and would politely laugh as if on cue whenever it was called for or hoped for. They listened to every word and genuinely seemed to be enjoying the show. To tell you the truth I was thrilled that I didn't have to follow a 'killer' act, and grateful to know that the people watching would laugh and clap even if I wasn't funny. As it turned out, because there were only 3 of us performing, we each did 3 sets. It was mostly improv since none of us had prepared enough material to go up more than once. I was more relaxed on my second set, and by my third time on 'stage' I felt like I was in my own living room with a few of my close friends and neighbors. It wasn't 'Saturday Night Live' , but then again, I'm not Ellen DeGeneres either. It was a great place to get my feet wet, however. Everyone was so nice and so supportive. They all clapped and told me I was "great." The owner thanked me for coming and asked me if he could use the pictures he had taken during the 'show' on his Web Site. He shook my hand and said he was "so excited to meet a real comedian!" He was talking to ME! They say everyone has to start somewhere, and to tell you the truth, if I ever become famous, I'd be honored to say that I started THERE.