Monday, July 08, 2013

Bucket List Item #33


Bucket List Item #33: Perform a stand-up comedy routine

Truth be told, I don't necessarily want to tell a "routine" so much as tell a few funny stories from my childhood and make a few observations about life in general. To me, a "routine" is something that is well-rehearsed and basically doesn't change from venue to venue.

I actually have a list of things I want to talk about.  Sure, I know, it's called a 'set list,' but again, that's not really what I'm after here. I envision a one-time, open mic kind of thing. Give 5-10 minutes and we'll call it good. I'll either make folks laugh or make them cry. Either way, I get to share.

I can see this one happening pretty easily. I just have to get the guts to head to an open mic night in a relatively nearby town and do my thing.

The real question is whether or not I invite friends and family. You'd think they would be the ones to laugh the hardest. Thing is, they've probably heard many of the stories already. Like the time my brother and flushed fish down the toilet because we wanted hamsters. Or the time my parents dumped enough chlorine in our kiddie pool to fill an Olympic-sized pool and the subsequent visit to the hospital.  Or the time my brother and I played with my cousin the the fresh pool of tar at the bottom of a hill and had to bathe in gasoline or turpentine or whatever my parents concocted... Or the time...

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