Another Satisfied Customer
Finished a set of entirely new material at the Old York. A good show even though it was attended by Megan and a new couple we’d never seen before. Blame the Grammies (who cares?) and the fact that the ad for the show never made any papers for some reason (who knew?). Still, the size of the place and the choking of the comics in the place gives the illusion of a packed house. Good thing. Mister proceeded to get tippy, and at the end of his set, challenged Aaron Berg to a naked fistfight outside. By definition, Mister drank until he was funny. Brian and I finished off and with some persuasion came the decision to be like most of the other comics in Toronto to try to get another show. Fox and the Fiddle this time. Never done it, so what the hell, really. Found out that the Old York is one of the three that comics in Toronto try to get onto if they’re doing their 3-shows-a-night attempt.
Go upstairs at the Fiddle to where Darryl Purvis is hosting. Funny, but half the comics that were there I’d actually just seen at the Yorkie. Turned out there were three audience members left, one old guy sleeping and a nice couple. My turn on stage and I turned to the couple, basically rating the new stuff by their comments and laughter as we went. Berg shows up and lets me know what happened after I left. The Mister-fight never materialized, but since he was last on the show, the remaining comics started firing him up notes to riff on. The riskier the better. One of the suggestions? “Pick on the girl in the couple.” So, after a chorus of (admittedly good-natured) “She’s a whore! She’s a whore!”, the couple stormed out, the guy throws the sandwich board outside, the woman comes back in, demands the mic, is refused (not that she couldn’t have just shouted inside for everyone to hear, and then left again. It’s a shame they left. Mister even bought them beer. Drink ‘till they’re leaving?