Last week I had three shows in four days. I know that’s par for the course for some comedians, but it was a big deal for me, particularly since they were very different audiences, and I did lots of different material for each.
The first show was a Thursday night at Flappers in Burbank. I tweaked some of my ‘serial renovator’ material for this one. I need to see the video, but there may be a new video posting for that.
The second show was Saturday at the (newly renamed) Santa Fe Grill in San Diego. I was fortunate to share the stage with some of my favorite San Diego comedians. Although I considered myself the weak link in this show, several people said they loved my stuff. I tried some new material as a rehearsal for Sunday and did some other new stuff.
The third show as a benefit that Bears San Diego did on Sunday afternoon. Most of the performers on the show were drag queens, and that’s what the crowd really wanted, so a few minutes into my set I started to lose the crowd. I cut my set a little short to keep the show from dragging (pun intended). This meant I didn’t get to some material I had prepared just for this show, but that’s OK.
Bottom line – it was a challenge to do three different shows in four days, but I did it. I feel good that I have enough material to be that flexible.
Now, I’m going to take a few weeks off from performing because I want to write a play. It’s about a comedian (of course), but I don’t want to say anymore yet. Stay tuned.