I spent the week working on new stuff at Sidebar and Touchdown as well as further polishing my headliner set at Codmother in Washington, DC. Codmother was a great venue and had a really hot crowd. My thirty-five minute set went over great and did not feel like too much work. This crowd was attentive and incredibly responsive. I wish more crowds matched this particular audience's enthusiasm and intelligence. Overall, this was a great show.
I spent my five minute set at Judy's Restaurant in Washington, DC refining the bits/ideas I worked on at Sidebar and Touchdown. The tale of the "The girl that didn't look like Natalie Portman" is going to be a really good bit once I work out the kinks. I hope to work on this bit more during this coming week.
I mentioned in a previous post that my mom was having health issues. Without going into too many details, she had a major setback on Friday. This caused me to cancel a trip that my wife and I had planned in New York. I didn't have any shows planned for this trip, but I was very much looking forward to hanging out at the historic Comedy Cellar in Greenwich. Instead, I spent 20 hours in a hospital on Friday and Saturday.
Tired... I felt the need to get on stage and did so at Magooby's Joke House on Saturday. I was lucky enough to grab a guest set, which went very well (despite one tag that I'm going to cut in the future). I focused on doing bits that I haven't done at this venue before, and all of it went over swimmingly. This was a very fun show and a nice relief/release from "real life".