I spent a lot of the day sleeping and a portion of the waking part thinking I should do some sort of a workout and then the rest of the waking part preparing for a show I had.
Okay, so before you start with the fact that I should have known better, I’m going to just put some facts below and you can conclude what you will about how it should or should not have been interpreted.
- The show was called “Stand Up People: My Life In 5”
- The call for performers was put in the NYC Storytelling group
- I recognized a number of stand-ups in the list of performers
- The premise was described as “telling your life story in 5 minutes in a humorous way”
From the outset, I thought it would be a storytelling show. In retrospect, I think it could have gone either way. In reality, it was a standup show and I was very poorly prepared. On the cool side, Subhah Agarwal performed first, and she’s awesome and I wish I’d introduced myself, but I was too weird about it.
She also seemed a bit confused about what she was supposed to be doing and did end up telling a story about working as a mascot on a cruise ship. It was funny, if short. But as performers kept coming to the microphone, it became very obvious that this was either intended to be or just turning into a regular old standup comedy show.
So I bombed, but I at least enjoyed preparing my story and was massively grateful that Jocey came to watch. I also enjoyed some of the comics that performed. Live and learn!