Wednesday, October 06, 2010
"My goal before the end of the year is write more jokes and start getting up in front of a crowed more often. I need to not only work on my delivery but I need to work on being comfortable as myself in front of an audience."
Last night I took steps to getting into the Des Moines comedy scene. I went to a Tuesday night open mic night. I didn't go on stage last night as I figured a few nights of watching before diving in would be a good idea. There are two nights a week dedicated to open mic comedy in town, and I fully indent on attending them as often as possible.
I have no idea what I was so afraid of, the local comedians were very friendly and for the most part funny. It made me realize that I'm just psyching myself out, and I can totally do this.
I know my stage presents and overall confidence in line delivery are weak, but I think I can pull it together before the end of the year. If not who cares, at least I'll be trying, and that's more than I can say I've been doing.