I braved the snowstorm and did two sets last night. First I did nine minutes at the new open mic at Sonoma's Bar and Grill in Columbia, MD. It was a pretty good set. I figured out what lines to cut from the new jokes...so this show was a success.
Then I drove to 11th Street Lounge in Arlington, VA. I was comedian 23 out of 24 and there were about six audience members left by the end of the night. Chris Barylick who runs the show is a really nice guy but really wanted the show to be over by the end (I can't blame him). I got really frustrated when he lit me (shining the light to say there are two minutes left) really early.
I ended up screwing up two jokes and got mad at myself. It was a mini-meltdown. However, I did get laughs and tell the two jokes I wanted to work on correctly... so it wasn't a complete waste of time.