Attention-Whores at Comedy Shows in Bars
Last night I had a fun 90-minute one-man show at little neighborhood bar in Laporte, Indiana. The crowd was a little chatty. It was neighborhood bar. I never like when comedians go in and expect the audience to behave as though it’s an A-List comedy club. That’s not realistic thinking.
What’s fun for me about the neighborhood bar is the relaxed atmosphere that allows me to work on new material, practice old bits, and work on audience improv.
It keeps you sharp. There are several lessons I learned (or was reminded of) from last night’s show.
One thing that does bug is the person in the crowd who is usually the one getting lots of attention and will do anything and everything to distract from the show. They don’t like it when a guy like me rolls in with a kickass comedy routine getting the attention. But their behavior almost always results in new material.
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