Well, an audience would be nice.
In Toronto, I feel a little more connected and just feel a bit safer. It’s the being home thing. In Toronto rooms, I feel close and at home. Mississauga? I don’t know anyone or anything about it, it seems. I can find Square One thanks to the guy who invented Google Map. Road directions? I find as I’m driving around, every intersection beside the strip mall looks like the other 18 that you passed. So, yeah. I got nothing and have to rely on the folks who know better.
Our first night in the month of March couldn’t have been better, really. Firstly, people showed up. A plus! All they had was a poster saying “We’ve got comedy here” and we got a decent crowd for the first show. Folks filed in for supper and laughs and On The Curve and everyone on the show delivered, every act getting laughs and the audience remained attentive throughout. For a place that had never done comedy before, the crowd was in and ready for it. Oh, I like it when it’s not a poop-fight. I even got to do the “We have a celebrity in the room” shout-out in the form of Gino Reda. Either he lives in the area or he’s a fan of me. I’ll guess 905er.
There are some things that have to be improved like increasing the volume of the PA, brightening the lights, and seating folks closer to the stage in pit instead of the cushy and safe booths far from the stage. What is it about people being afraid of sitting close?
Apparently I bite.