After the most time off I’ve had, probably since high school, I’m feeling excited about returning to Toronto tomorrow. I’m ready to get back in the game! Not that I necessarily left the game while away from the big city, considering the singular performance I had last Monday in Ottawa (which went AWESOME, by the way!) The Open Mic show at Absolute in Ottawa was a great way to see how my stuff works with a crowd of people who aren’t predominantly comics themselves. The response on Monday was quite positive. Were some of my friends there in the audience? Yes. Did I stack the audience? Only a BIT. Not as much as some, certainly! Am I glad some of my best pals from Ottawa, whom I never get to see anymore since having moved away, attended the performance? You betcha!
I was talking about how fun it would be to organize a small tour of performers around cities the size of Ottawa; university towns and such. I wonder how that would turn out. I should look into that for the Spring.
Going back to school, I have to address somewhat of a shift in dynamic I intend to experience next semester. Recently, my brother and sister-in-law and their two kids have moved back to Canada after having lived in Scotland for quite some time. Both parents have managed to score sweet jobs in TO and I will be living in Mississauga. It’s been a while since I’ve lived anywhere near my family, so I’m curious to see, not so much from a comedy perspective, but just in general, how life will play out having people nearby who will let me do my laundry at their place for free! 🙂
I’m so excited for semester 2. I’m going in with a fresh perspective. I feel like I’ve made an effort in the first semester to get out there and perform and I’m looking at applying myself and working harder (and sleeping less as a result) this time around. Especially when it comes to writing jokes and sketches.
I can’t wait!