Comedy is one of the simplest types of entertainment… if it is done right. All you need is a mic, a stage, lighting and a concentrated audience.
When I started out Royal Palm Beach Raccoon Removal at achallenging bar gigs, my aim was to get so powerful that I would never again have to do comedy in a room in which you can listen to the blender! Bartenders appear to have great timing: they always crank it up right as you are hitting a punchline. Little did I know that there are room setups which produce the blender gigs seem easy.
I got to perform comedy at a business party on a turntable or Lazy Susan for those of you over 50. The space was stationary but the portion of the floor which I played on spun around, making a 360-degree lap every 10 minutes. There was a wall behind me, so individuals on every side of the room could not find each other, which made it much more interesting because I’d spin slowly into a single portion of the space, annoy the individuals who’d forgotten there was humor, then I’d spin out. Sixty minutes of the. The customer was drunk when I got there, so she did not find the issue. She was drunk when she booked a turning stage and a comic, but I can not say for sure. Obviously my comedy-on-a-turntable didn’t resonate well with the group.
I got another opportunity to do a little bit of comedy spins in an event a couple of years later, but rather than the floor turning, it was only me! The company that hired me since there are more than 1,000 people in attendance, they wanted to ensure everybody could see the comic. I have always wanted to be placed on a pedestal- figuratively, not literally. I didn’t understand about the rotation before I arrived at the event, along with the customer kept asking me before the show,”So do you think this is okay?” I refused to say yes because I did not want to take the blame for this, so I simply reacted,”I will try it.” I did end up with a good deal of fun with it, and though the comedy show went really well, I wouldn’t recommend spinning comedy. That is when I decided that being a famous comic would come in really, really convenient because I could put my foot down and demand that I never spin. But I needed the cash and I am not famous, so spin I did!
Naturally there are stationary room setups which aren’t conducive to humor either. Consider telling jokes in the basement ballroom of a fancy resort with articles placed across the room. It got a huge laugh and I must admit the situation I was in. At least everybody in the room was undergoing my”pole dancing,” therefore it was amusing and the comedy show still rocked!
And occasionally, the point is a bit more makeshift than I would like. I did a comedy show at a school, during lunchtime, where I had to stand on a long, narrow lunch table. These faculty gigs are known as”nooners” because they occur at noon in the cafeteria. Weird. I don’t know how many decibels the noise level got to this day, but I am pretty sure nobody heard my jokes; the pupils were interested in their hamburgers and fries compared to my comedy. But no one questioned why an almost 40-something girl was standing in their cafeteria on a desk. I did my act into the clock. I do a good deal of keynotes at medical care events, and they have a term called a”never-event” for a mistake that should have never happened, like working on the wrong body part or injecting the incorrect medication. I believe that phrase, never-event, sums up these nooners.
In addition to these places, just a few other off-the-wall comedy settings I have told jokes are:
At a bakery on a gigantic bowling alley with individuals inside colossal clear bowling balls rolling in a winery out in a field near a canal with enormous barges going by on a floating dock on a lake with the crowd on the grass embankment on coast in a restaurant while people were eating in a restaurant filled with countless statues in a multimillion dollar gymnasium with a $20 sound system on an aircraft carrier with the wall open behind me so that you could see the sea in a museum, on the steps leading to an exhibition
WISDOM: Do not overthink things. Some of the situations came about because the customer was overthinking the crowd, such as”Comedy will make the students eat lunch.” Thinking about things from a lot of angles can make your head spin, even when you’re not telling jokes on a Lazy Susan!