Now I Know How The Christians Felt

Now I Know How The Christians Felt

Got to the Lions Club gig with James Butlin and Brian Hope in tow and noted that sure enough, our ages added together still would still be less than the average age of the room. Eep. We got there approximately an hour before the show, took stock of the audience in yellow and purple vests that could barely be seen through the mass of pins attached to them and shuffled off to our quiet area to go through any and all material we had and look at it with the critical eye of “Well, which bits would your grandmother like?”

Brian started the show. The stage itself and the sound system was great, but the hall had no stage lights. It was thought that the house lights outside of the huge halogen lights would provide enough light so Brian started the show and took the stage in complete darkness. The words punching from the darkness didn’t seem to take. The lights gradually came back on through his set which was a complete roller-coaster ride of silence and collective laughter echoing in the huge hall. James’ set started strongly as well, but we believe the mention of Melissa Ethridge was the finger on the shut-off valve for his set. My set was equally punched with laughter, engagement, and blank stares. A hard set for all but none of us have anything to be ashamed of. Lesson learned: Try and find relatable material, such as “Hey, who likes grandchildren and pension cheques?”

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