It’s February and it’s reading week. Over the past two days, my apartment has become a completely different entity; no longer the disastrous shit-pit it was only a week ago. There’s now a functional bed (ie. one that won’t collapse just resting my school bag on it,) the futon has returned to an upright couch-like position and I feel like I have room to breathe again.
So naturally, I’m writing this blog post at Starbucks.
I felt it might be a good idea to ride the wave of positive feedback after a pretty good set at Yuk Yuk’s to more creative things. Normally, I just let that happy feeling drain away as I embark on the one hour journey back home on the 501 streetcar. And, although this location will be closed in 20 minutes, I intend to find somewhere else nearby to help me work out a few more pieces including a radio play I need to edit, which we will be performing at Comedy Bar on Monday March 5th (Mark your calendars.)
Many of us second years are currently working hard trying to shape our showcase sets for our end-of-year stand-up performances taking place the last Tuesday of March & the first Tuesday of April. These are the shows Mark Breslin, industry professionals and Humber alum will be present to evaluate our performances. Basically everything we’ve managed to pull together over the past two years of stand-up comedy classes, on display for everyone to judge.
- My slot’s on Tuesday, April 3rd. If you don’t know why that date has any significance, you should probably go check my Facebook profile.
Nah, I’ll save you the trip. That’s my birthday. (Mark your calendars.)
It seemed like it would be a pretty stressful night to begin with before I knew it was going to be on my birthday. Most people probably think, “Meh, it’s a day like any other. What’s the big deal?” But I don’t know. I just feel like a lot’s riding on this because if I bomb, not only will I have made a fool of myself in front of my peers and potential future employers, but I’ll have done so on my BIRTHDAY! The day of my birth!
That being said, if my showcase gets the response my set received tonight, I think I’ll be OK. One thing’s for certain one way or the other -> The booze’ll be flowing big time the night of April 3rd.
STAY TUNED as my next post will hopefully have something to do with BRIE’S FIRST ADVENTURE IN TELEVISION.
It’s OK to be curious.