I finally submitted my name for an open mic stand-up and hit the stage at Flappers in Burbank.
Quite honestly, I had been nervous as shit about it for a long time. I have done a lot of improv but I have never done stand-up. With improv comedy I always have people with me, helping me and am able to portray characters which allows me to hide a bit. It is never just me and a mic. With stand-up that's what it is. It always felt like a lot of pressure but I was also really drawn to the freedom of being able to perform without having to schedule with others and interested to try something new which made me nervous and put me into a new fear situation.
I entered my name and I did my set.
It was, as most things that I build up in my mind, not as nerve racking as I thought it was going to be. I had a great time and I am really looking forward to doing some more comedy in the area.
I may have even booked a show at Flappers. If that is the case, I'll let you know and maybe I'll see you at the show.
It felt good to face a fear and try something new.
Another one of my Ninety Day Goals completed - 6.) Try stand-up ☑️