I am writing on the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday. Hate that name. Whatever.
I am in Denver, featuring(stand up comedy) at the Witts End Comedy Club this weekend. I was a little nervous because of travel and I am tired from the holiday yesterday and some family drama.
Anyway, we had a blast. The audience was amazing, warm, and ready to laugh. I tried some new stuff that went really well. (sometimes you just don’t know!) I felt really free and in the zone. And I have to tell you, that when the audience is really with you, really leaning in and listening and ready for the next laugh, and then it comes at you; like a big wave….wow! It is one of the most moving feelings in the whole world.
It feels like love. Waves and waves of love. And I give it back to them and then they send it back to me, like one big tennis game, except this time I don’t have to worry about my really bad hand and eye coordination. I love comedy. I love laughter. I love seeing people wipe their eyes because they are laughing so hard they are crying.
Sometimes, the rest of my life feels sort of hard or stuck. Sometimes I feel down about things financially or about my aging parents. (or my love life!) And then I am given these moments on stage, in front of strangers who are really just friends I have not met yet).
I am so blessed to be on stage, every single time. I am so honored to get to try to make people laugh. (and I almost always succedd at it!) I am so grateful that comedy saved my life. It truly did. And if you live in the Denver area, you have to come on out. 3 shows tomorrow. 5:15, then 7:30ish…..and the late show….