Just attended a couple of comedy shows at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Seen Denise Scott and John Moloney. Very professional and funny in their own way. Well worthwhile going to see.
Next few days I will be seeing more acts with Sue. We chose comedians that are story based, have something to say with material based on truth.
It’s got me motivated to have another go at stand up. Only this time instead of having nonsense material I intend to write and perform something that has meaning and based on my own experiences. And hopefully funny. I’ll use the stage name of Chris Bee again because there is already an established professional comedian called Chris Bennett here in Melbourne.
I am looking forward to the challenge of performing in one of the most difficult areas of entertainment. However I’m not looking forward to performing for five minutes, late at night, unpaid, at an open mike night.
I might do some five minute stand up spots at open mike nights and then focus on developing and performing a twenty minute humourous presentation for organisations.
Usually Sue and I deliver paid professional presentations together and we both have plenty of experience doing this.
But in stand up I have little experience and no decent material, yet.
So if you excuse me, I’d better go and write something.