I needed a clean tape because I want to submit for a few TV things so I did a bringer last night at Gotham Comedy Club (this is what someone might say at their first meeting of Comedians Anonymous to treat their addiction to laughter-based approval from strangers). To put that in civilian terms, imagine you are a married woman and you just found out your husband was in a gay gangbang porn film before you got married. And all your friends have copies now. That is the level of internal embarrassment I feel doing a bringer at this stage of my comedy career. But more important that my sense of pride, which I abandoned sometime in 2009 with regards to my comedy career, is getting a a good clean tape.
To get on the show last night I had to scrounge together a bunch of friends, who literally represented every part of my life other than law school. I had at least one representative from my family, family friends, high school, college, comedian friends, the Bronx DA’s office and Blank Rome (the firm I worked at). Considering I was annoyed enough doing a bringer and the lengths I had to go to get people I said to myself that I could no longer do another bringer so I had to make last night’s set a good, nay, a great one (I also probably said this three years ago). And as it turned out my set really did turn out great. I have almost never been happy with a set, especially when taping it for a specific purpose, but last night was the exception. Crowd was great and I felt like I stuck the landing. In fact it took me longer than usual to fall into a post show funk. Here is the set:
But it was as if Gotham knew that it would be my last bringer ever because on the lineup was Jim Gaffigan, Sherri Shepherd, Jeff Dye, Judah Friedlander and Louis C.K. I have said and still believe plenty of terrible things about bringer shows, but last night was actually pretty damn impressive. Oh well, thanks to everyone who came out and hopefully the tape can do some work for me.
Comics Unleashed HERE I COME!!!!