Charlie’s Standup Comedy Journal
I got a spot in this show somewhat unexpectedly — I’d emailed Amanda, who runs this particular yukfest from a bar
basement in Central Square in Cambridge — but hadn’t heard back in a few days. I assumed the show was booked; in November, they’d gone from a weekly format to monthly, so I figured the demand for stage time was getting up there, and I’d been shut out. Easy come, easy go.
But — yay! — that was not the case. A couple of days before the gig, Amanda emailed to say all conditions
were go. Bring out the rubber chickens; Houston, we have hilarity.
(Or, in my case, a few old retread bits that I wanted to glom together and try again. And that counts as
hilarity, dammit. That’s some of the funniest shit you’ll see in a Central Square basement on a Monday night, I’m
pretty sure of that.
Yeah, shaddup. So I set the bar low. Eat me.)
Anyway, the show was a lot of fun. I had a bit of a personal crisis, when my coworker told me that she’d be
there, and she was bringing her daughter with her. Yeeks! And never mind that her daughter is twenty-something, either — that’s fricking pressure, people!
(So, I took out the bit that ends with ‘vagina’, and replaced it with two minutes of stuff about… well, my
penis, actually. And I substituted it in just after the other stuff about my penis. Hrm. I guess I
wasn’t all that worried about offending ‘the daughter’, after all, eh? Nice.)
In any case, give it a look — I had a good time back at the Cantab, and hopefully, you’ll get a chuckle out of
it. Not as much fun as I had, especially hanging out and drinking beer with some of the other comics — and
yes, the coworker and her daughter, too! — but the rest of that isn’t on tape anywhere, so this is all
I can offer you. Let’s both hope that it’ll do, eh? Enjoy!
Download Clip of 11/15/04 Set —
Cantab Lounge, Cambridge, MA (6 minutes, 30 seconds):
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