I'm gonna let y'all in on a little secret. Stand-up comedy is hard. Stand-up comedy is 99 percent rejection. So any sort of minuscule success is bound to give you some sort of ego. I've said it before and I'll say it again that stand-up comedians are all walking a tightrope between incredibly large egos and staggeringly low self-esteem. That said, I reached a certain level of success in New York to where i haven't had to do an open mic in about two years because I got booked regularly in enough rooms.
Well that don't mean shit in a new city where no one knows who the hell you are and just assume you are going to walk the audience, the other comics, the host and probably the bartenders with your terrible brand of hacomedy. I just made up the word "hacomedy."
Therefore, I went to an open mic last night with my tail between my legs looking for some stage time. I figured getting there an hour early would suffice. It apparently did not. So after doing exclusively booked shows for two years in the greatest city in the world, I can't even do a fucking open-mic in DC! My friends, I realize that I shouldn't have an ego because in the big picture I haven't really accomplished much. But I can't do a fucking show where the only criteria is that you have to SHOW THE FUCK UP?!
:( I'M POUTY!!!!
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