This week was my final stand-up comedy class. I commemorated my graduation by signing up for one final 3-minute slot at their open mic night.
Although I knew I could do an ok set by just refining my material from the previous week, it seemed like I could learn more by trying out new material. I figured I could probably do 3 more minutes on a subject like Google alone. So, I combed through some of my notes and came up a few minutes of Internet jokes. I whittled this down to 3 mediocre minutes, throwing out some dead-weight bits and replacing them with other dead-weight bits. I found the right place for the dick joke and called it a set.
Ladies and gentlemen, "I Am Prepared to Give Up at Any Time" reluctantly presents my second (and probably last) stand-up comedy set ever. Some of you have been reading my blog for years, and this video is your reward/punishment. Please note the following:
1) There were a few other newbies performing that night. I wasn't the worst, but I was far from the best. Let's be generous and say I was slightly worse than the average beginner.
2) Yes, I know that my microphone technique sucks and my timing isn't much better. That combined with the mediocre audio quality of this video makes some of the jokes hard to hear.
3) I describe a family member at one point and my description is completely fabricated.
4) Yes, I am very nervous up there. Mostly I look somewhat calm, but when I trip over my words and forget important phrases, it's pretty clear that I am working hard.