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Hope everyone had a great weekend, we did. I mentioned last Friday about the open mic I was planning to attend, I'm happy to say that I did! The best part of open mics in general is that it's a veritable "Russian Roulette" of talent... you never know what you're in for. I'm happy to say that it was, for the most part, great! A couple of older gentlemen (70s? maybe older) created a skit ala Abbott & Costello about Lou Costello ordering a computer from "Super Duper Computers" was extremely fun, and the highlight of the evening was a performace of original songs on an acoustic guitar (I wish I could remember his name... I think his last name was Cooke?) If he isn't already recording, he should be, it was great.
My bit went as well as I'm capable of doing right now... it was a GREAT learning experience, pin-pointing the areas that I need improving, and improving on areas that I've felt I've need to improve. I did a few old bits, and a couple of new ones. Everything went according to how it went in my head (the very supportive audience laughed when they were supposed to... so that's always nice).
I need to be working on crafting the bits a bit better. Currently I feel like I have decent material, but right now it's just a slab of meat on a plate... gotta add some potatoes and honeyed-carrots.... and gravy (mmmmm...gravy) to make it a more memorable meal. It was the type of performance that I feel folks didn't leave thinking "Wow, that Josh Alves, he's hilarious!", perhaps more of a "That belly-button guy was kinda humorous" (one of my newer bits use the ole "Belly button" as the subject). I also need to watch how long my set-up is versus the payoff of the punchline...I left very excited about what I learned.
My buddy Eric Merced has begun posting his comic DOGSAINT on his blog, go check it out!