Real quick back story: On December 19th, 2013, a buddy of mine invited me to do an open mic night stand up comedy at SouthSide Johnny's in Colorado Springs. I said sure and went. So later into the night they were asking if anyone wanted to go up and I said sure. And I bombed...like Hiroshima bombed. I felt like shit when I went home.
However I said I would redeem myself one day after that horrible show. So enter January 8th, 2014. Loonies Comedy Club in Colorado Springs was having an open mic night for stand up comedy. THIS WAS IT!!! My chance to redeem myself. So after days of putting my set together the day came. I went 8th out of 20 comics. The comics before me were great. So yeah no pressure right. But my time came. I had 3 minutes to do my set. I got on stage, which by the way was fun in itself since it felt like the stage was taller than me. I did my set. And I got laughs. And then I was done.
I did it! I felt redeemed! Oh lord this was a feeling I don't think I ever felt. It was like there was a weight that was off my shoulders. Hell after my set I felt myself being more loose and relaxed. Something I have not felt since that fateful night in December. And I must say I enjoyed the rest of the show. All the comics were good.
I am writing this the very night I did my stand up redemption. As I go to sleep after writing this I want to do two things. First, thank Loonies Comedy Club for letting me even touch the mic. And secondly and lastly, sit back and give myself a little lead way. Because this moment rarely comes for anyone in their life whether they be an athlete or an entertainer. I redeemed something that I felt needed to be redeemed.
I did stand up comedy...and it was good.