My one hundred and eighty-second set came at the Allstar Bar in Baltimore on Tuesday. There was not much of a crowd (five comedians/eight bar patrons) but my eleven minute set went over very well. I've been in storytelling mode for a while now and this format has been working for me. Two stories that I started telling Monday (at Sidebar) have been killing and are bound to be set staples. The only mistake I made was stepping on a laugh during my final bit. I should have held for the laugh longer.
I followed Allstar with a ten minute set at Red House Tavern on Wednesday. This was a good set and a great pre-thanksgiving crowd. The new stuff continues to progress and I closed with an old bit that did very well (despite my timing being a little off on the older joke's punchline). Again... I made the mistake of stepping on a long laugh. It killed the laugh that the tag of the joke usually gets.
I need to fix that.