So, you might have noticed that I've been quiet around the blogosphere lately.
Well, I've been busy with real life stuff, but that's just an excuse.
Really, I have been storing up my funny and trying to write some kickass comedy for my standup routine.
I wanted my first time up to be AWESOMELY funny.
SO AWESOME, that they BEG me to come back every night! And even offer me free Diet Cokes.
So far, I have written an bunch of crap.
I blame that on my attempt to keep it clean for my saintly mother's ears.
BUT, I have also had quite the adventure getting my name on the open mic list.
Let me recap:
I decided on Cracker's Comedy Club. It's centrally located in the state and very popular.
So I called.
Comedy Club Phone Answer Girl: "Cracker's Broad Ripple!"
Me:"Yeah, Hi! I was wanting to get some information on Open Mic night."
Comedy Club Phone Answer Girl: "Okay. You have to e-mail Chris at (email address slightly different than address for club)."
Me:"Chris, you say? Okay, thanks."
So I sent the following on a Thursday:
To: Chris @ email address
My name is Ed Adams. I was told I needed to talk to you about open mic night at Crackers Broad Ripple. I wanted to get some info and possibly see about getting a slot. Any info you can provide would be great.
Thanks In Advance
Monday, I get this back:
Here is a link for our Facebook page. Click on the DISCUSSIONS tab and you'll see a section on FAQs.
After spending 5 mins looking at this email, trying to find the non-existent Facebook link, I finally just looked them up myself on Facebook. Found the Discussions tab. And........it was a blank page.
I sent this back:
To: Chris, or Steve, or Brent, or whoever
There was no link in your email to the Facebook page. I'm going to assume this was a joke. Haha. I managed to find the Facebook page on my own, and went to the DISCUSSIONS tab as you suggested. There was no FAQ section. Another joke? You guys are hilarious!
So here's what I wanted to know: How does open mic night work? Do I just put my name on the list in advance? Do you have to show up early the night of, like first come first served? Is it the standard 3 to 5 min slots? Is there any material/subjects/language that are offlimits, per the club?
That was Tuesday of this week. So far, they haven't replied.
I have a New Old Guy.
Except this guy isn't Old old. He's only 54. So he's like Young old. But he's older than me. And he's been at the VA for 32 years.
Anyway, he's a lot like my old Old Guy. By that, I mean he's cool.
Which is good, cause the other day, this happened:
New Young Old Guy Office Mate: *Cough, cough, gag, cough*
Me: "You alright, dude?"
NYOGOM: "Ahem.....yeah.....*cough*.....I just swallowed and it went in the wrong hole."
Me: "HA! That's what she said!"
Me: "I said, I had an ex-girlfriend like that once."
NYOGOM: *laughing, cough, cough, gag, cough*