TO LIVE AND DIE IN WELL YOU’RE ALL SMART PEOPLE YOU KNOW WHERE THIS IS GOING…
So, how was LA?
I had set up 2 shows, one an hour into my proposed landing at LAX on Monday the 10th at the Comedy Store. Weeeeell, thanks to Air Canada’s delay and the Tsunami-Lite weather that LA was having, I didn’t get there in time to see my spot through. Upside? Saw Toronto comedy buddy Aaron Berg there. I think he got done doing a show there. He was promoting his show in San Diego as far as I know. He’s also the better of us as his blog had our meeting up waaaaay faster than me. Also saw Dom Irrera there and watched Andrew ‘Dice’ Clay do half an hour unannounced, as I watched my chances of getting on that night extinguished with the house lights he had turn off as per his demands.
So, no show at The Comedy Store. But still had the Improv to do. Tuesday I called and the booking was still good. Ended up 4th on the night. 4 minutes instead of the 3 that would have been offered at the Comedy Store. 2 minutes in on stage and it hits me.
“OOOOOooooooh, you want boobie jokes.” Shift down a gear and get into the hooker bits from three years+ ago. Left the stage with a decent response. Not bad at all for a new guy pi$$ing in a new pond.
While there, I saw one of the funniest acts I’ve ever seen. Comic Flip Schultz (http://www.flipschultz.com) does a character ‘Skippy Greene’, intergalactic comic who’s been (and done) everywhere(one) over time and space. Vaudevillian delivery punctuating the jokes with rimshot bursts of titles of cartoons/tv shows from the 80s. (eg, “MY LITTLE PONY!”). I then joined the other guys on the conference that saw the same guy in doing the same thing with virtually everything we said…KNIGHT RIDER!
Yeah, that didn’t get tired at all…