I used to do Stand Up. I wasn’t bad…but I wasn’t great. And you have to be great to be a Stand Up.
I was entertaining… which is at least something; however, I lacked the genius improvisational skills of Robin Williams, the brazen wit of George Carlin, the brilliant outrageousness of Eddie Izzard and the comedic chops of…well, everyone. I told sweet, observational stories – some got laughs, some didn’t.
In the end, it pretty much came down to the fact that I just really didn’t like to stay up late… so my life as a stand up was short lived. Until…
I was just invited to participate in a Chanukkah storytelling night on Dec 19th at MBar… I think the word storytelling is used because there is too much pressure in the words Stand Up. But it’s a 5-7 memorized set….so everyone knows what’s really going on. And I said yes. Why? Well, I’m a big believer in saying yes because one never knows what opportunities may present themselves. Plus… I subscribe to the Field of Dreams philosophy, “If you build it, he will come” And while I’m no Ray Kinsella and I’m not quite sure who the “he” is who will be coming, it could be fun.