Saturday, February 7, 2009

Warming Up The Crowd

My old comedy teacher never liked jokes about work.
"No one wants to be reminded about work at a comedy show," he'd say, "They're there to forget about work."

I thought about him last night, when the emcee of the show I was on asked the audience during her opening bit, "Anyone here lose their job? Anyone here think they may lose their job?"

I was afraid she'd follow it up by asking if anyone was recently diagnosed with cancer.



Anonymous said...

Yeah, those are nice ice-breakers. Way to get the crowd to drink, though. I'd take a double whatever after that remark.

Harris said...

wow - thats actually a great point - maybe she was TOLD to ask that...move more liquor.