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Zimbo got back on the stand-up horse

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Johnzimbo, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. Johnzimbo

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    So a couple months ago I decided I wanted to do some stand up comedy, hadn't done it for a lonnnnnnng time. There is a chain of clubs in the DFW area called Hyena's and they hold open mic nights but also showcases, the difference is an open mic night is 20 comics and two audience members, the showcases get about 60-80 audience members.

    I reached out to the organizer who tells me "You get 5 minutes if you bring up to ten people to watch, and ten minutes if you bring more that ten" so I told family, friends and coworkers, had a few no shows but had 14 show up which was good because I had an 8 minutes set planned. But since they had 30 performers they cut everyone down to three minutes so I had to drop a lot of planned material.

    Anyways, hope you get a few chuckles out of it. Not like y'all are too busy anyways :)

     
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  2. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate Connoisseur of dive casinos and obnoxious outfits

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    Always knew you were a funny guy John... great set!
     
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  3. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    :kill:Awesome!
    More, please. :clap:
     
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    Really cool. BTW, I’m never going to Six Flags with you.
     
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  5. Johnzimbo

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    Thanks bud!
     
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    Thanks, not sure about more. They weren't very organized and the guy who runs the showcases is a flakey guy, so not planning any more soon
     
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  7. Johnzimbo

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    Breeze I always save the seat right behind me for buddies just like you :) Thanks!
     
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  8. notfromconcentrate

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    Just an idea I had now... would you be willing to do a live-stream (YouTube, Periscope, Facebook Live, etc.) sometime this week of the full eight-minute set you had planned, or perhaps more?

    For most of us we've got the time availability right now to watch at a specific time, and I feel like it would be fun to do it live :)

    I'm sure there are several of us here who would be up for watching. I certainly can say I'll be watching if you do it.
     
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    Doubtful, really need a good live in-person crowd to make it enjoyable. I can tell you...the rest of the entire bit was even more blue that the part I did :)
     
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    Thanks for the loads of laughs, @Johnzimbo! :thumbsup:

    Just give us a heads-up on any dates you'll be riding Slotzilla at FSE. :eek:

    RICHARD
     
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  11. ardee

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    That was really funny! Thank you for sharing!
     
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    You make comedy look easy and we all know it's not!

    Enjoyed your set and thanks so much for sharing and helping take the monotony out of our "shelter in place" existence.:thumbsup:
     
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    LOL. That was awesome. Note to self... never go on a ride named Spider-Man.
     
    Birthday Bash!
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    That was really good. :thumbsup:
     
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    Impressive !
    And you need to go to Confession, now !
     
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