Ever since I was a youngin’ I’ve had a goofy attitude and a love for comedy. Now that I’m a grown up, nothing has changed. I have watched every season of Last Comic Standing on NBC and periodically go to Magooby’s Joke House in Carney to see live acts. With a little encouragement from my co-workers, I will be taking a big step into the comedy realm soon.
Thursday, July 31, I will attempt to take the stage at Magooby’s to compete in an open mic night. The prize is a whopping $75 and an opening spot for a weekend act. But the prize for me will be seeing if stand-up comedy is something I can do. Will nerves eat me alive? Will I have a hard time coming up with material? I don’t know. But I’m willing to find out.
I have a feeling that if I can stand on a bright stage and talk coherently and make at least one person laugh, I will have one hell of a time. Screw the grand prize, I just want the satisfaction of knowing I can do it.
If anyone who reads this wants to come and see me sink or swim, show up at Magooby’s Joke House in Carney Thursday, July 31 for the 8 p.m. start time. Funny or not, I will be sweating on a stage.