My seventy-fifth show of the year came at the Make Me Laugh Comedy Tour in Hagerstown, MD. Despite some adverse conditions... I had a great twenty-five minute set.
I woke up this morning with a really sore throat. By five o'clock this evening, I could barely talk. I almost canceled the show, but did not want to pass up a chance to perform in front of three hundred people. I spent the next three hours drinking hot tea, sucking on lemons and even drank Brandy. The last one made me a bit tipsy (I'm a light weight).
Despite sounding like Marty Funkhouser from Curb your Enthusiasm, I had a really strong set. I worked the entire room and had a lot of fun with this audience. It is almost worth the pain I'm in now (I can't speak at all and even swallowing water is painful at the moment).