Laugh Factory Part II

Thursday, August 22, 2013

So I gave the Laugh Factory another go last night. And I don't know if it's the weather changing, or the fact that Harlow's been at camp for three weeks, but I'm starting to get more and more addicted to doing stand-up.


I don't know, it's just a cheap thrill that I can't seem to get enough of lately. I'd like to think I'm getting more comfortable on stage, but I'm pretty sure I still black out for about 75% of the act. One second I'm grabbing the mic saying hello, and the next second the red light is blinking telling me my time is almost over. It's seriously the weirdest time warp I've ever experienced.

Because Chris doesn't love me wasn't able to make it last night, I got bold and asked the host if he wouldn't mind grabbing a few photos for me. I figured he'd judge me for it, but thought what the hell. I could either a. admit I'm a blogger or b. tell him the photos were for my mom. 

What do you think I said?

"My mom's from Nebraska and she like doesn't get what a comedy club is, so like, would you take a few photos? For my mom..." Sorry mom, I didn't mean to throw you under the bus, we both know you've been to more comedy clubs than I have, but I had no other choice. Admitting I'm a blogger to a comedian would have given him way too much material. And it didn't help that I was the only female onstage for the night. 

Creepy comedy hunch is in full force here.

As you can see the lighting isn't exactly forgiving on my light skin and light hair... In fact, if I stand in front of the sign I pretty much disappear completely into the wall like that serial killer from the old Lifetime movie When A Stranger Calls.  And now I'm officially freaked out remembering that movie. If you haven't seen it, don't. You will have nightmares until you are nineteen and an unnecessary phobia of thinking there is always a person painted into a brick wall.


Wonder what part I'm going into here? I bet it's the "Hey look if I raise my left arm high enough I become Bethany Hamilton" bit. I'm kidding, that's not in my act. B Hamilton is an inspiration and my personal hero and she knows that. Big shout to her on her wedding this past week by the way. Really though, Soul Surfer is like my favorite movie. Carrie Underwood is one of the most underrated Christian actresses, if you ask me.

Anyway, here's one more blurry photo for your enjoyment.


I've had a few of you kind souls out there ask about seeing a clip of said stand-up, just to make sure I'm actually doing it and not just taking photographs on stage I'm sure, I didn't take any video last night but I assure you it will be coming.

And that's all I've got. Now I need to get ready for Harlow's homecoming. It's been nearly three weeks since we sent him off to camp for the second time this summer because of all our of our out-of-town weddings and I've missed him so bad. Streamers are about to be hung and peanut butter toys need to be filled. I also need to get some toys ready for Harlow as well... Wait for it.

Happy Thursday.


20 comments:

  1. I don't know how you do that -- but props to you ma'am ;)

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  2. I hope the next time I'm in Chicago, you are doing stand up - I wouldn't tell you that I'm going of course, but I'll take some quality Instagram photos of you to make you like me upon meeting. #CreeperComment

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  3. I'm glad you are getting more comfortable with stand up, some day I'm going to have to stay up late just to see you on SNL.

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  4. Dangit I was really going for you in video form but this will do. I believe you in the whole blackout thing. That would be hard just to walk on stage let alone talk on it. Again, you're amazing.

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  5. So cool that you are getting more and more comfortable and starting to enjoy it more. At some point the whole black out thing will probably go away too! I didn't know Bethany Hamilton got married. Thanks for that tidbit of news. I loved that movie too. I think if Carrie wanted to do more acting she probably could 'cause she was good.

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  6. "wait for it.." hah, awesome. Also, when I venture up to Chicago in October, I'm incredibly tempted to go to the Laugh Factory and just hope you'll be there the exact same night I will be.

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  7. You look good on stage!! That takes some serious confidence.

    I had the same black out moments when I use to dance. I would remember walking out of stage and before I knew it we were exiting stage right. hahah

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  8. You cut the dress joke. What a pansy.

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  9. You are awesome! I can't imagine getting up on stage willingly, so I really admire you for chasing your dream. Seriously, that is really inspiring. Way to go!

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  10. That guy was really good at taking pictures.

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  11. So awesome! We are planning a trip to Chi Town next April...hope you are still doing some stand up then! :)

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  12. Wow! That takes guts!
    Congrats on the courage to pursue your love :)
    Britt @ One&20

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  13. I would love to do stand up.. I'm sure you are great. When Chris decides to love you (or you have to cheat on him and find someone at the bar to sleep with).. then maybe we can get some decent pics and some video. Like I told you yesterday, searching your name brings up some young girls singing in their lonely, lonely bedrooms.. ballet dancing, and then some black dude doing some kind of commentary for sports-- I dunno, I couldn't bare to watch.

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  14. So jealous that you got to go to the Laugh Factory. Dying to go. Also Sarah is doing an awesome job on your design.

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  15. This may be the coolest thing ever! I could never even dream of getting on a stage in front of people to crack jokes...I would sweat too much!

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  16. :) keep at it, can't wait to see clips.one of us bloggers should save the clips to torment you once you're famous!

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  17. How fun that you do stand up! You need to post videos next time!

    xo,
    Ana Paula
    {Visit me at Mommyhood, PhD}

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  18. You're way brave! I enjoy presenting and talking to crowds but being actually FUNNY? Girrrl--nu-uh for me. But I have a feeling I've been reading the blog of the next Tina Fey/Amy Poehler/[insert your idol's name here], so yay for you kicking butt!

    I hope you go faaaar and I can't wait to say, "OMG I've 'known' of her for agessssss!!!! Yup, I'm one of her first fans" and then people will be like, "Wow she 'knows' COOL people; she's so rad"--one day, you'll see :P.

    In other news, lovin' the new design and "test" post, hehe. (No worries, I won't tell anyone :).) Have a fab almost-weekend!

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