Gig 48: The Comic's Lounge

I was in a bit of an antsy mood before this gig.  I'd had a pretty annoying day that involved fixing the Moshtix mistake from the previous night's edition of The Shelf.  Luckily for me everyone I spoke to who had been put out by this mistake was pretty understanding and very polite.  Still it was something that could have been avoided and took up a lot of time to fix.  I also had a very annoying conversation with a certain person that I won't bother going into here as it is long and laborious.  It has eaten away at me and continued to do so today though so I'm going to have to find a way to shake it off before I do something stupid like telling someone to go and shit in their hat.  Leave it for the stage people! Last night I had some plans for The Comic's Lounge and the material I was going to swap in but when I arrived one of the Marios from Marios Cafe was there with one of his staff members.  I see these guys all the time and had an overwhelming desire to do the tightest set with all intentions of impressing them.  They see me all the time at the cafe so I'd hate for them to come and see me perform and I wasn't up to scratch.  With my tedious day still bubbling away at the fringe of my thoughts I decided to pump out the tightest set I have at the moment which is also the set I have mainly relied on at the Lounge for this festival.

 

Partying during the week

Turning 40

Car Crash in Adelaide

Hairy Baby

Invite Who You Want To Parties

Being An Arsehole

Little Boy Joke

Tripping and Farting

Gym Conversation

Tram Story

Getting Angry as I Get Older

No Need to Share All Your Opinions

Glitter in Invitations

People wearing your glasses

Spooning

 

I had every intention of dropping the first joke as it is an old one that I only use sporadically but seems to have been popping out more than I'd like.  I don't dislike the joke but I'm slightly bored by it. Once again my desire to impress over rode my other sensibilities and it once again slipped out.  It is fascinating to ruminate on just how much your ego can dictate what type of material you will perform.  It has always been something I have suspected intellectually but now that I am writing these blogs and attempting to be as honest as possible, it is becoming more and more obvious just how in control the ego can be.

 

 

Maybe tonight I will do what I can to override this and see how it all plays out.  It is the middle of the festival and this is the perfect opportunity to reinvent what I do to keep me engaged with my set.  Of course if someone I want to impress turns up I feel we can all agree that you will probably see this set again.  I think that means I'm trapped somewhere between professional and pathetic.  I'm looking forward to seeing what will happen at the next gig.

 

Justin Hamilton

9th of April, 2013

Fitzroy North