Big news sports fans!
I have been invited to perform a set at the upcoming Vancouver ComedyFest!
Oh. My. Goodness.
You might have guessed that I am more than a little excited.
But what else can I say? It’s only been two months since I started this journey to Stand-Upsville, USA (Stand-Upsville, Canada just doesn’t have the same ring to it) but every step has been simply tip top, candy shop.
To be completely blunt – getting up on that stage and telling jokes is pretty much the greatest adrenaline rush that I’ve ever known.
It’s interesting: I’ve written at length about the runners high that I’ve experienced, both on training runs and during races, but this sensation is something completely different.
Right before I go up on stage I get so cold that I can hardly stop myself from shaking like a mad shaking thing (imagine me as a Polaroid picture, if you will.)
My teeth chatter, my knees lock – I sometimes even lose partial circulation in a few of my fingers. Seriously, I never know if i’m going to turn to stone, or just pass out.
But after telling that first joke, and getting that first laugh, I might as well be flying ten thousand feet above the city, whizzing past cloudscapes, dodging meteor showers and shooting stars.
I go from living in a block of ice to feeling like every fiber of my being has been set alight, set on fire.
Simply put: it feels good. It feels like it fits.
Now, please don’t take this as me saying that I am some kind of professional or unstoppable hot shot. I full-on recognize that I am greener than the Jolly Green Giant’s left thumb and still have much to learn.
I’m just so happy that I finally got up the courage to take the plunge.
I mean, since my days as an absolutely barmy little girl I have always loved to make people laugh.
Some of my earliest memories are of sitting in a room – yammering on like a monkey in a tree – playing comedian for a group of adults and absolutely relishing in the attention.
I learned quickly that if I was smart and deft enough, I could get away with saying terrifically mad things, just as long as the end result was a solid guffaw (or guffaws.)
I might not have been born a drama queen, but I developed the sensibility at a very early age.
As a dreadfully self-conscious teenager, the only way I was going to get through my awkward high school years was to constantly crack jokes and make people laugh.
And now, my delightfully hilarious husband and I are in a constant battle of one-upmanship to see who can give the other person a laugh-induced hernia first.
Sometimes when I am working on bits, M and I jam on the joke together and I am literally left breathless (but also thinking HOLY SMOKES WE ARE DEFINITELY THE WEIRDEST COUPLE IN THE HISTORY OF COUPLES.)
I can only hope that my brand of humour has the same effect on the audiences for whom I perform (the breathless thing that is.) I really do try and present a show that is both funny, smart, and thought provoking. Seriously, for me, I like nothing more than a joke that makes me think, and makes me continue to think.
And this will never stop being my goal every time I set foot in front of a crowd, in front of a microphone.
Well, that and keeping my knees from knocking together too hard.
Because goodness knows, I bruise so very easily.
26 thoughts on “Keeping them in stitches”
You go, girl!! Congrats! I’m sure you’ll kill it! (in a good way)
Thanks misses! I will do my best to slay only with my words! Hehehehe… xx
♪ bueno suerte, con queso o carne, senorita magnifica!
I just put this into google translate…amazing! Totally laughing like a loon…
yeah, i wischya gooood luk, with either meat or cheez!
Go for it! It sounds like it’s something made for you! :-)
Thanks!! I’m going to keep going as far as I can!
WOW! That’s huge, congratulations!!!
Thanks lady!! Do you want to come? I’ve noticed you’re no longer on the facebooks – I’ll shoot you and email with the deets! xx
Good for you!!! That is amazing! I appreciate good comics that can add cleverness and make you think and leave you going “how in the heck did they come up with that??”
Thank you so much! It’s pretty bonkers. I will do my very best to tell jokes exactly like you describe :)
A hugeee congrats, I’m sure you will do a fantastic job, I don’t know if that old saying still holds or not..just picture everyone in their thongs…or is that underwear..I forget :)
Lol! One of the two would work I’m sure (although that might be the thing that makes me pass out!) And thanks!! I’m excited :)
Congrats – make them laugh til it hurts or something else happens – ha! Have a Great One:)
I’ll do my very best!! xx
Such fantastic news!
I’m so excited for you. :)
Melbourne Comedy Festival into my calendar cause you’ll be world famous soon!!
Thanks misses! You are too fab. What I wouldn’t give to hang out in Melbourne, just for the temperatures alone! I will keep you posted as soon as I know my itinerary. ;) xx
You’ll get here, I can feel it in my waters (HAHAHA)!!
And when you do, I’m going to tell everyone I kind of, sort of knew her when. :)
So awesome! Congrats! :D
Thank you!! I’m pretty pumped. :)
Congratulations…very exciting stuff! And thank you for the Facebook invite, I have booked the date and am looking forward to seeing you do your thing and cheer you on :)
Thank you!! That is so fab that you are coming out. It really means so much to me. :) I hope I can make you laugh! A LOT.
Um. Looking forward to cheering you on, that should be. I got overexcited :)
That’s okay. Me too :)
Awww you and your husband are so cute hehe :D And YOU GO! I’m sure you’ll make your audience breathless because you are hilarious. You make me breathless and I’m just reading your blog posts!
Awww, thanks love! What a fab note. So glad I can bring the laughs! xx