I’m writing this from a hotel in Buffalo, on my way to Chautauqua tomorrow for the “Comedy and the Human Condition” week. No, it’s not a ‘how to do comedy’ thing, but more of a ‘why do we laugh’ thing. Then again, Lewis Black is one of the speakers, so you never know.
On the two flights to get across the continent, I found myself making notes for stories I want to write, one of which might be suitable to turn into a Fringe show. Nothing solid – I’m purposely not committing to anything yet. It felt good to just sit and write for a few hours.
Between my last post and tonight, I did get on stage twice – once for the Comedy Heights Pride show in San Diego and once for a show on Melrose in Los Angeles. Great audience at Comedy Heights (I could say “as usual”) and I tried a few new bits that seemed to work pretty well. The LA show audience was mostly other comedians (it was a Monday, after all) and I struggled a bit in comparison, especially on the new stuff. Still, it is important to introduce new material regularly, so I’m glad I did it.
We got confirmation that we will be going to Burning Man this year, so after I get back from Chautauqua, preparations for that trip will pretty much mean that I won’t be on stage the rest of August. Oh, and I’m doing an art project for Burning Man.
As usually, I’m just slightly overbooked. But as Leonard Bernstein said “To achieve great things, two things are needed – a plan and not quite enough time”. Maybe something great will come out of all this.