OKCupid has a Broadcast function where you can write a status that all the OKCupid users of the opposite sex in a several mile radius can see in hopes of wooing them into meeting you in person. Naturally, I want to ruin it for everybody.
New York is one of the two main destinations that most stand up comedians are ultimately fixated on. In a lot of ways, if you are talking about purely stand up, it is “the” destination. Most comedians know this, and that is why so many have made plans to move here…some comics’ plans are firmer than others. I meet a lot of comics coming through and checking it out with intentions to move, and most of them have some misconceptions about what doing comedy in NY is like day in, day out. Here are a few things I have learned in my time here that might help those who are planning on moving, or at least thinking about it.
This is me doing 27 minutes of comedy, by far my longest set of all time. It isn’t perfect, and especially in the first half I purposely tried to go off-script and fuck around, but I’m proud that I held a room’s attention that long and for my first time ever doing a half hour of comedy I felt pretty amazing afterward. I got a taste of doing a long set and it’s a hunger that will keep me working toward the ultimate goal of wasting an audience’s time for an hour plus. I’m proud of myself and happy that Sophia Cacciola and Michael J Epstein took a chance and let me do it. That could have easily blown up in their faces.