Remember the one about the writer who went to a writing conference and attempted stand-up comedy for the first and most likely only time?
That would be me at the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop, in the humor writing capital of the world, Dayton, Ohio.
I was hand-selected (out of a hat, randomly) and only continued onto the stage under the careful handholding and kick-in-the-ass by comedienne Wendy Liebman, who is apparently a very big deal but a very small woman so I wasn’t threatened. Too much.
She told me I couldn’t bring notes. I told her I couldn’t remember my kids names or what day I put a tampon in or where my car was parked, so she caved and said one discreet index card.
When I cried, she told me one page.
So I modified my notes to make it one page.
This is in my back pocket just in case I lose my phone. Pretty sly, using my phone. Can barely tell I’m reading, right? Sneaky sneaky me.
Here it is: proof I climbed on stage. Proof people laughed. Proof we can all do what we are afraid to do – at least once.
SO FUNNY!! I want to see the rest!!!!
You can see all the stand-up acts here: https://www.youtube.com/user/BombeckWorkshop/videos
Just as funny the second time around! I still love it! And you!
Thank you roomie!! 2018??
Hilarious. Totally rocked it!
Love the, I’m presuming guy, that raises his hand during the bit about men in the bathroom!
SO GOOD. Do more.
Public poopers are always happy to brag about it! Thanks for the kind words my friend!
You. Were. AMAZING! Can’t BELIEVE this was your first go. You’re a natural!
You are very nice! Absolutely my first, and probably my last! If I could have only read my notes!!
Great job! I think you should do it again. You are good!
Thanks for thinking so!
Went to a state school! Hilarious…
thx for laughing. thanks for getting it!
OH MY Gosh you are amazing. I have empathy heart palpitations for you! I am so very very happy you did it, and did so great!!
Thx, I’m glad I did it now, but def puked a little in my mouth then!
Marcia @ Menopausal Mother
You did such a great job at EBWW—it was an honor to get to see you perform, my friend! <3
Couldn’t have done it w/o room 473!