I tried stand-up comedy tonight for the first time!
And I ROCKED IT.
Not long after posting that I need to laugh and relax to be inspired, a friend texted and invited me to a local open mic. She’s gone to Second City and is trying to break into the business, and I had gone to see her once before. She was great! I almost said no, but decided I needed some fun.
So I went. I had thought about getting onstage last time. Tonight, I just signed up.
I’ve been doing karaoke for 10 years now. I’ve read in the open mic — NOT the slam– at The Green Mill intermittently since 2004.
But nothing compared to this rush!!
I had nothing written down, no plan, and NO fear.
I just figured I would get up there and tell some stories that always get a great laugh. And surprisingly, I wasn’t even uncomfortable.
Me, the girl who blanked out on her monologue opening night two years ago during The Vagina Monologues. I froze.
Not tonight! It totally different, I felt so confident. No script, just telling my own stories.
They laughed at times I never expected, when I wasn’t even trying to be funny. I don’t know how long I talked, at least 10-15 minutes. I got some really good big laughs, I couldn’t believe it!
I joked about how my car had just died, being short, being deaf, and being single. I kept it clean, and it was easy.
I’m gonna try this again!!
When I walked out, two guys were taking a smoke break and high-fived me.
I’m not about to become a career comic, but if *I* need to lighten up, I think this is a great way to do it.