So as I mentioned in my last post, I’ve changed up my game a bit. For the time being I am trying to climb the hierarchy in the improv scene here in Baltimore as well as the stand up comedy scene, which are related but separate.
So not too much to report. As Nash mentioned in a comment (I forget where) my results are probably going to go down in the meantime, but in the overall they will be getting better. So here is the current state of what my game looks like.
Friday night I took a nap after work until midnight then hit a local venue to perform stand up comedy. There was six people in the audience (three couples) and I they were cracking up at my jokes. Only one of my jokes didn’t get a laugh and I think I know why. Afterwards it was almost two in the morning so I went home without hitting on any girls whatsoever.
I was going to go to DC and sarge on Saturday but taking that nap the night before fucked up my sleeping schedule. I was so tired all day Saturday that I didn’t do shit. Finally around 7:45 I got out and went to go see an improv show.
While I was waiting in the lobby for the show to start I saw a cute short girl checking out the books. I normcore opened her asking if there was anything good then just started chit chatting. We ended up sitting together for two shows, which was cool.
After the show we were talking in the lobby. Her friend (a chick who’s one of the performers) came up and interrupted us. I kept the conversation afloat, but as we were talking a friend of mine who performs who I hadn’t seen in a while started chatting with me. Our conversations broke into two and all of a sudden my girl was like, “Hey we’re heading out it was nice meeting you.”
It felt too weird to get her number so I let her go.
My buddy and I kept talking and then he said he was heading next door to get a drink. I went with him. We sat down and started chatting. I noticed my girl and her friend were there a few feet away talking to some improvisers. We made eye contact, but were both in different conversations. I had to leave to go do a stand up set, so I didn’t say bye, I just left. Not sure if I should have gone and interrupted her conversation to get her digits. I was kind of figuring I’ll see her again. I think I fucked this one up, but don’t know how I could have played it without seeming a little too try hard.
My set of comedy went well, not as well as the night before, but not bad. And I was more comfortable. I got to the point where I felt like I was being myself and people were laughing and that felt good. Afterwards, instead of going out and trying to pick up chicks, I went home.
Sunday day I went with my dad to the Sowebo festival, a festival in Baltimore. I was with my dad so I didn’t do any sarging, but I did run into my music teacher who I have a bit of a crush on and she gave me a hug and looked really excited to see me. I’m bad at picking up on stuff, but my dad said he thinks she likes me. She’s got a boyfriend, and to be honest as much as I’d like to hook up with her, I need her as a teacher more than I need to fuck her, so at least for right now I’m content to have a sort of flirty relationship that doesn’t go anywhere else, but it’s nice to think she might reciprocate some of my feelings.
My plan was to go back to the festival after my dad left, but it poured rain and so I didn’t get to. That sucked, I was pumped to sarge.
Sunday night I performed stand up again. There was one girl in the audience, that’s it, and a bunch of comics at the bar not paying attention. Most of them had seem my set the night before and the night before that. She laughed a couple of times but was a tough crowd. I felt like shit after my set. But, after that set we did a “lightning round” where all the comics sat in the audience and called out a word for the comic on stage to riff on. For some reason I killed doing that. Everyone was cracking up. That felt fucking fantastic. It made me want to start doing that as a set instead of my material. I might try it next week. So interesting thing. After my set, this girl comic like called me out because she has a similar-ish joke to mine and she was all bitchy about it like, “My joke’s better.” I didn’t really think too much of it, but afterwards my friend said she was checking me out. I think she might dig me, and she’s pretty cute. So looks like things might be heading in my direction.
Today I went downtown to get a coffee and sarge. My main goal right now is to look for IOIs and capitalize on them. There wasn’t much foot traffic but I did manage to get two sets in.
The first was a 7 with awesome eye shadow on. It was sparkly. I didn’t yad, I just saw her check me out and went, “You’re cute, who are you?”
She responded with some boyfriend shit, I tried to steer the conversation in another direction, it lasted a couple of minutes, but eventually she was like, “I gotta go meet my friend.” I was all in stand up mode so I was just cracking her up. I was having fun doing that, I worked in some teasing. Eh, decent set I should give myself some credit.
Last set I was almost back to my car and I see this chick with thick legs and jean shorts on and an ugly shirt. She IOIs, but I hesitate a bit too long. I open she says she’s meeting up with some old friend to see if there’s any chemistry. I don’t know why, but I start talking about that, the one topic I should have avoided. Another dude. So it only lasted a minute or two before she bolted to catch the light. C’est la vie.
Anyway, that’s it for the weekend. Happy Memorial Day everybody. And, as always,