Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Is There Such A Thing As A Bad Audience At A Comedy Show?

Absolutely. Some audiences are dumb and want Chinese jokes. I'll take it one step further - sometimes the HOST is terrible. Sometimes the Feng Shui is out of whack. Sometimes the comic before you killed by making fun of convenience store clerks from Southeast Asia.

This only means it is our job as comics to rectify the situation. More often than not this entails being "loose" which means either:

a) crowdwork
b) articulating your stream-of-consciousness as it happens
c) commenting on a joke from the previous comedian/host

What this does is it gives the audience and comedian common ground without the comedian selling out. The best way I can describe it is to be your own host because if the host did their job right the crowd would be pumped. So YOU have to get them psyched (Rob Lathan steez).

Speaking of getting psyched COME TO MY SHOW TOMORROW AT OCHI'S.

Here are the details:

Mo Diggs presents Claudia Cogan (featured in Time Out New York), Jamie Lee (one of the winners of NYUCF Emerging Comics Contest), Nick Turner (DC Comedy Festival), David Angelo (David Angelo Radio Show), Todd Montesi (Howard Stern) and Matt Nagin (New York Post). Musical guest Joe Yoga.

Date: Wednesday, May 27th
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Ochi's Lounge (basement of Comix; 353 W. 14th St)
NO COVER/One Item Minimum

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