Tonight I performed for the first time at the San Francisco Punchline, the main club in San Francisco.
It was a fun night, and my set was “alright”. I was terribly nervous and forgot the end of a whole joke (which one generally calls the “punchline”!). People whose performances I love said I had a good set. It felt nice.
I got home and edited my set down to just the parts that won’t be the same next time I perform: namely, Rob Cantrell’s introduction, the audience’s responses, and my moments of awkward “uhm”s and “uuh”s, and that one weird sound that I made about halfway through.
The overall effect is that it sounds like my man parts are hanging out and I am befuddled as to how to remedy the situation, and that sounds like a pretty good metaphor for trying to make people laugh.
In other words: This is my journal of emotional hygiene.
[Even Cairns’ blog posts are abstract, meta, and brilliant. Congrats on the Punchline Showcase appearance David.]
YAY YAY YAY YAY!!! My February video is up at last! And you should watch it cause it’s like being in a room with Elton John himself (wokka wokka).
This was actually super challenging on multiple levels as is the endeavor to make one video per month in 2011 as a whole. But hey, a million inconsistencies, character breaking, and new challenges with audio later and i STILL love the shit out of this sketch/video. And more importantly and AMAZINGLY, i still love Elton John.
Thank you everyone who helped bring it all together. Especially TMAZ. You are all so great. Yay!!!
I look forward to the March video which will be crazyyyyy simpler because I’ll be borrowing from the one and only Lil’ B.
Not a Sketch Group presents: Jeff’s Last Ballad. Featuring Mary Van Note, Nicole Calasich, Conrad Roth, Joe Gorman, Jeff Cleary, Edwin Li and Matt Lieb. Directed by. Nicole Calasich. Shot by: Thomas Mazawa. Written by. David Cairns, Nicole Calasich and Joe Gorman
[Look and listen really close for all the little giggle things like Edwin corpsing or Matt Lieb’s trouser drop]
Tomorrow: SF IndieFest’s Super Bowl XLV: Men in Tights @ Cellspace. 2050 Bryant St. SF. 2:30 PM.-6:30 PM. Free (donations accepted). Featuring Scott Recchia, David Cairns, EDW Lynch, Vladimir Khlynin, Natasha Muse, Jules Posner and DJ REAL. [MST3K + Super Bowl. A comedy nerd way to celebrate America’s favorite sporting event]
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