I had two shows tonight. First, I did ten minutes at Varsity Lounge (formerly known as EJ's Landing) in College Park. I followed that up with a nine minute set at Magooby's Joke House in Baltimore.
I worked on a lot of new jokes, as well as crowd work at Varsity Lounge. I really like my new opener that I did for the first time tonight (and then did again at Magooby's)... There are some jokes that you write and even if they don't get a laugh or the audience doesn't get it, you just like. I'm lucky that the opener killed twice tonight.
Varsity Lounge is interesting. It is a weird and small room that tends to get rowdy and out of control at times. Tonight was alright. However, I'm still wondering why some couple had a baby there. There was literally a dumpy woman walking around the show with crying baby (that couldn't have been older than a few months). I'm no parenting expert but a bar comedy show is no place for a small child. Overall it was still a good set and a good opportunity to work on new jokes.
After that I raced over to Magooby's... I didn't have much time in between shows and was proud that I made it there in forty minutes (despite google maps saying it would take fifty-four minutes). The late show at Magooby's had over two hundred people in the audience. It was awesome performing for that crowd, and I absolutely crushed it. I did a really strong nine minutes and it was the most fun I've had on stage in a while. It was really nice ending this week in comedy on a high note.
A shout out to my friend Jay Szech for a great featured set. It was also nice meeting Andy Pitz and Desi Alexander. They were really nice and talented guys. I hope to work with them again.