Comedy audiences - “I know we decided to go see comedy tonight, but I’m just not sure how I feel about laughing and enjoying comedy.”
Comedy host- “I know you decided to see comedy tonight, but you’re still unsure if you should like it so I’m here to warm you up a bit.”
Comedy audience- “What is this?”
Comedy host/producer - “And now someone who we put on first cuz he seems generally happy to be on stage most of the time, John Buseman”
Me- (Goofballs dum dum shit)
Comedy audience- “he he, what?”
I get put on first a lot. It’s not easy, but I think I get put in that position because I can be reliably good at it. Still, I’d like to be better at it.
Reminded me of this tale from Matt Braunger on going first at Jazz Cigarette during SXSW - “setting us up for success” (starts about 9 minutes in) I was at this show and it was great to see a professional deal with a less than ideal situation.