Gig 104: The Comic's Lounge

A short post this time as I have finally succumbed to this cold.  With preparations for The Shelf on Monday night taking precedence over all other work I will have to keep this to a minimum. Even though I felt worst as the gig wore on last night it was still a great night of comedy. I wish I'd felt better so I could enjoy it more but by the end of the show I felt like I was dragging myself through glue.

These are the set lists:

 

Set List One

Partying During the Week

Turning 40

Car Crash in Adelaide

Hairy Baby

Gastro

Invite Who You Want To Parties

Being An Arsehole

Little Boy Joke

No Need To Share All Your Opinions

 

Set List Two:

Gym Story

Breaking Up Through History

Glitter

People Wearing Your Glasses

Spooning

 

Set List Three

Tripping and Farting

 

I didn't stray too far from the previous night's set list as I'm just not feeling quite up to it. The last thing I want to do is throw myself a curve ball that throws my cadence and then discover I don't have the energy to get it back on track properly.  How different a week can make.  It was only last Friday at The Rhino Room that I deliberately changed tact quite suddenly to challenge myself.  This time that is the furthest thought from my mind. As the host my responsibility is to the night and for me it is just about doing my job.

It was a shame too because the line up consisted of Greg Fleet, Michael Workman and Tom Gleeson.  That is four headliners on the one bill.  It would have been nice to have been in a situation where I could have enjoyed that even more.

The one interesting thing that happened for me onstage was the cordless mic starting to feed back toward the end of the Breaking Up Through History routine.  Once upon a time this would have thrown me but I managed to ride it out even though the final bit of feedback slightly ruined the punch line.  I calmly called out to our techie Greg and told him I was going to swap the microphones over and use the mic with a cord instead.  I felt like I managed to overcome the loss of momentum quite smoothly and was grateful for that as I'm not certain I had the energy to reset the room from scratch again.

With no show tomorrow night and only The Shelf to worry about Monday night, I can concentrate on rest and spacing out my work over the night.  Also last night didn't help me at all as I didn't fall asleep until 5am.  This happens after a gig some times.  I was in bed by 1am but just couldn't fall into any sort of slumber.  Fingers crossed the audience tonight is up for the show and I can do my best before heading straight home.

 

 

Justin Hamilton

3rd of August, 2013

Fitzroy North