Dale speaks about the benefits and challenges producing live comedy shows in Toronto. We talk about the history of Star Trek improv in the city, about geek culture, and about his show; Holodeck Follies, kicking butt at this year’s FanExpo. Dale and Nick chat about what it’s like to be a Dad artist with a day job. We bring up his love of singing and the various ways in which improv can bring joy to your life.
Last night was the first time I performed on the actual Amateur Night at Yuk Yuk’s downtown Toronto. I don’t know why it took me so long to get my ass up on that show, but nevertheless, it happened last night and it went… meh. It was, alright.
It was a much less forgiving crowd than the Yuk’s experiences I’ve had so far with Humber nights. Also, I had to take the bullet. Which I hate, even when someone as awesome and hilarious as Mark Little is hosting the thing.
It was fun to see some fresh newbies who’d never ever done stand-up before as well as a variety of comics more, shall I say aged…, than those I’m used to seeing at the open mics around town.
IN SUMMATION, it was a mediocre first time.
BUT, what better motivation to work harder and one day win over the Amateur Night crowd?!