There was a real audience and everything!
12.10.2015 14 °C
So every traveler has a bucket list of things they want to achieve while touring around - my number 30 was stand-up comedy. And yes, I do mean actually doing it rather than watching it.
It's one of those things I've always had on my list but never thought I'd get round to doing.
But doing it in New Zealand seemed like the perfect plan - if it goes horribly wrong, I'm not actually living here permanently so I can just run back home with my tail between my legs.
So tonight (12th October 2015) I finally did it. After days and days of rehearsal, practicing in front of the mirror, re-watching videos of myself and annoying the shit out of my friend Linda....I DID IT.
And I actually got laughs too! Trust me, no one was more surprised about that fact than me.
The whole day I'd be shaking like a leaf, work went by WAY too quickly and every time I thought about getting on stage I could feel my heart beating inside my chest. LOUDLY.
I was listed for the second half, which I took as a good thing, as people are usually more drunk and open to laughter by that point.
And....OH MY GOD! It was amazing! I was nervous as hell, but apparently it didn't show, and people other than my friends genuinely laughed at me. I'm not going to lie, it felt good.
I strongly recommend a night out to The Classic in Auckland for either the Raw comedy on Monday, or one of the pro nights. Best decision I ever made. I'll let the video do the talking......