Standing up and sitting down for chats
I've decided to stop keeping track how many times I've gone on stage. Because after all, who cares? It was a fun open mic evening at the Comedy Nest in Montreal. Some first timers, some seasoned vets, you name it. I realized something tonight though: I'm having a hard time getting excited about doing the same jokes over and over again to try to perfect them. If you've seen any of my previous videos, you'll recognize most of the bits here. It's not that I don't want to develop them into better material, it's just that I don't really care that much about creating a real hot set. I think I'm more interested in trying new ideas out on stage than trying to hone down a killer stand up routine. I guess that's what separates hack stand ups from really great ones. The desire to perfect material and blast the audience's face off with it. I just don't find it that important to blow and audience away and have them rolling out of their chairs in laughter. Or maybe it was just an off night. I'm more excited about trying new stuff out, and maybe I'll only do fesh material on stage from now on.
Talking about fresh, The Blue and White Garage is taking up much of my interest at the moment. It's really exciting that interesting people want to come to my garage and talk about cool things they're doing. Just got an email from one of the members of The National Parcs, the blokes behind this:
He wants to come on the show and talk about what he's up to. Now I find talking about that video with one of the dudes who created it much more exciting than doing the same jokes on stage. Which is why it's hard to concentrate very hard on stand up stuff. Interesting wins over just funny every time in my book. Well, actually I wrote a book, but it had nothing to do with that. It's more like when people say "that's the oldest one in the book" type of book. Anyhoo, lots of great interviews coming up on the Blue and White Garage, so keep your eyes around here and I hope to have some more great stuff coming up!