Tag Archive: Hyena’s Comedy


I’m a liar.

I recorded my set last night. But I am not sharing it. I’m not saying it was bad… It just wasn’t good. Luckily I know what happened, and I have a week to work things out. What was cool, is there were several people who were willing to offer me some kind words and helpful advice. I also learned that I feel the need to over explain and apologize when I don’t have to. It’s fun learning how childhood has screwed me up all these years later. Luckily I’m aware of it and am not stuck doing that for the rest of my life. And maybe it’ll give me something to talk about next time I’m on stage.

Is this thing on?

Last night was probably the worst experience possible with an open mic. By the time I took the stage (I was on last), all but the host and the two first-timers who went on just before were the only people there. It’s funny, but standing on stage with a microphone feels really wrong when the people you are talking to are three feet away, and able to hear you fine without it. As bad as the situation was, I couldn’t help but laugh. I laughed, wanting to just walk out and not look back. Instead I sat there and waited to hear my name called to the stage. It felt good to actually get up on stage and do what I set out to do, even if no one else saw it.

I threw caution to the wind, and decided to start by calling back to both of the sets of the people who stuck around. Which they both laughed at, so at least I got A laugh. Then I did a short version of a bit I planned on doing and vamped for the last minute of my time. When I got the light, I felt like I was a real comedian. As I walked off stage all I wanted to do was call all my friends and tell them… Sadly it was so late, I suspected they were asleep. (I was then jealous of them for getting to be in bed at that moment.) On the drive home, I knew that I would have to go back again next week. I don’t know if this is the path for me or not, but I do know that I have to go back and do it again. Clearly I have that something inside me that is pushing me to at least try.

While I didn’t record my performance this time, I will dig out the FlipCam and buy a tripod, so that I can capture the whole thing next time. Until then, I’ve got a week of wage slavery and comedy writing ahead of me. Also he Series 6 premier of Doctor Who. I love Doctor Who.

Good News Everyone!!!

This blog has lied dormant for far too long. Tonight I will finally be going up for my first open mic. I will be telling people about me and hoping that they laugh. If they don’t, then I’ll have to fling myself off the tallest building in town. (Which in the town I live in is about three stories.) Seeing as today is 4/20, I have a feeling people will be in the mood to laugh. I brought a tape recorder from the college lecture days, so if things go well, I’ll be able to post a recording for the whole world to laugh either with or at. If they don’t… I’ll just head back to that building I mentioned earlier. Additionally, I am working at a crap job to make money to afford to drive across the country to work with Kevin Smith on his final movie. I’m sad that his career is ending, but I’ll be there to swoop in and fill the slot he is vacating. Time for me to stop waiting and grab life by the short and curlies. Finally, I’m planning to blog my adventure from struggling wage slave to struggling FORMER wage slave. SO, stick tuned to this space for all the glorious tales of debauchery.

-Keenan