Friday, June 09, 2006

I'm such a slut

I finally got to watch a tape of the show. I don't know when I'll get a copy -- I have to wait for the convenience of the people who taped it, and they don't seem to be in much of a hurry. But these were some of my impressions:

I talk really funny. I don't really know how to explain it—it's sort of an exaggerated California accent, but different. It's really weird—I don't think I've ever heard anyone talk quite the same way. I guess I have to work on losing that, or at least toning it way down. And I'd probably sound better if I talked more from my chest. But at least I was plenty loud enough and didn't mumble, which were two potential problems.

"It's not easy being big" got good laughs all the way through. The line I stole from R, "I bet you're really good at miniature golf," got one of the biggest. Thanks R. But in the bit about the supermarket sign, I completely spaced out on the punch line ("It doesn't mean ASK THE TALL GUY!"). I just forgot to say it. And it would have killed too. Sigh.

"Do these pants make my thighs look big?" went OK. The whole "guys want big muscles" thing and the argument with my friend were basically one long set up, and the payoff wasn't really big enough to justify it. And after I did the flex-while-checking-watch bit, some woman yelled, "Pull up your sleeve and do that." So I did. I'm such a slut. If I were female, I'd probably be one of those girls who flash guys that yell, "Show us your tits."

"Disco Ballet Fever" didn't go as well as I'd have liked. I think I was too tense, and I was trying to reproduce something I'd already done before instead of just improvising it, so the goofy dancing lost all its playfulness and spontaneity and only got a few courtesy laughs. Plus, the disco ballet dancing looked more like a dancing monkey than a ballet dancer. I probably should've called it "Disco Chimpanzee Fever" instead. OTOH, I noticed that during the "normal" dancing, I actually looked kinda cool. If I do say so myself.

"Mr. Happy" went really well, but I think he sounded a little too aggressive. It'd be funnier if he sounded dumber and happier—more like a real penis, IOW—and I need a better ending, so I'll work on that, but the whole bit killed. That's what I'll be putting on teh interweb if they ever get around to making me a copy.

Anyway, I'll be performing again on the 24th, at a pub this time. Still no pay, but the audience should be more challenging. Should be fun.

1 comment:

  1. Pleased me to no end...thanks.

    What's wrong with an interesting inflection? I grew up in Minnesota, nobody talks funny there.

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