Brothers, Sisters, and Transgendered Comedists Everywhere,
It is less than three weeks until April 1st, Saint Shecky's Day, the holiest day of the Comedist calendar and during holy moley week I will be celebrating my imminent 40th birthday by performing at an open mic stand-up competition at Magooby's Joke House on Thursday night, March 27. The show starts at 7:30, but they ask you to be there by 7:20. It's a $5 cover and two-item minimum. It would thrill me to no end to see some Playground friends there, so please consider this an invitaiton if you happen to be in the Baltimore area.
I see this as a sort of Comedist version of a bar mitzvah, where I am called forward onto the stage to take the mic and do the funny works of the Cosmic Comic. After this, I will have had the true experience of the comedian. Been tightening the routine -- it's a ten minute slot -- ready and raring to go.
The one thing that I need help and will appeal to you fine friends for is a few good heckler response lines. I'm used to working classrooms where a flash of the red pen generally silences critics...but in a room full of drunk people, I need ammo. Here's the one I have in case of a female heckler:
My wife, ladies and gentlemen, usually she only heckles after sex, not that I'm awake to hear it.Other snappy comebacks you can think up?
Live, love, and laugh,