|This is what stand-up is like when you are embarrassingly twitchy, have no stage presence, an outrageously fidgety left hand, and a mic stand you don't have the sense to leave alone. |
And you are hilarious.
So yes, I finally got the video of my June 24 Triumphant Return to Stand-Up. This is the first time I've seen an actual video of myself performing since I emceed that one Squelch show. That tape, though, I barely watched since you couldn't hear the laughs and it sounded like I was bombing. As for this one, the laughs sound great, but holy crap is it uncomfortable and embarrassing for me to watch. And I say that as someone who loves watching me. Is that what I look like onstage? Here I thought I was this perfect vision of awesome, and instead I am nervous and jittery and talk too fast, especially for the first couple of minutes. But it is good that I know this now, because now I realize just how much work my stage presence needs.
Perhaps you won't notice quite as much. I hope this is the case. Although if it is, that means I look like this all the time. I am not sure which notion is more horrible.
For those readers who live in LA, I hope making this available does not stop those who have not yet seen me live from doing so in the future. Remember, you still have an incentive: to see if I've improved.