After years of being told I should give it I try I finally gave it a try. I got some advice and pointers from my UCB Improv 101 classmate Laura House and went to an audition in the main room at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank a couple days ago and I was not awful. I'd prepared far too much material that I had to awkwardly edit for time, I talked way too fast with a lot of "um"s and "like"s in there, but I did not completely fall apart despite having to go up after watching an 11 year old girl named Trista absolutely crush her set.
Standup is something I've felt like I had to do for a long long time, so many people have told me my whole life that I should be doing it and before I got onstage I was more nervous than I'd been since that one time my best friend and I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane.
Anyways it was technically an audition and 2 days later they booked me for a Saturday evening show on August 16th so now I guess I should learn how to do this job too. It's okay, I like learning. Game on.
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