Tonight, I’m headed out to do my first show at a club since I moved up here. It’s nothing glamorous - or, more accurately, it is something glamorous: It’s a high-school prom show, which is a show for high school kids that decide to go to a comedy club at 1 in the morning after their prom.
Apparently kids in New York have their proms on Wednesday nights now. Look, I don’t know how it works. I just know I got invited to perform on the show (actually a buddy up here vouched for me, which is how everything happens up here). I’ve heard they can be anywhere between okay and absolutely brutal. We’ll see.
I’d like to think I’m ready, as I’ve gotten 10 sets in the past 8 nights up here. That used to sound impressive in my head, but now it feels like if I was hustling at all, I would have done 20. Either way, the past two weeks, it’s started to feel like I’m getting my footing back. I’m definitely more comfortable onstage now than at any time since I’ve been up here. But there’s definitely a level of nervousness that I’m feeling as I’m getting ready to head out. I guess because I really don’t know what to expect.
So I’ll let you know how it goes. But first, I have to clean up my kitchen floor and my entire bathroom before I go. I won’t tell you why, but I’ll leave a picture that should give you a clue, if you’ve been paying attention the past 5 months.