There are a lot of firsts in comedy. First open mic, first time you get paid, first time you go on the road, first time someone recognizes you in public...first time someone asks you why you gave up your real job with health insurance to play at a bar for seven people. You get the idea.
Last night marked the first time I've ever done a show during a power outage.
|Comedy by candlelight.|
Despite there being no power in the entire town of Holly, Michigan, I still had a great time playing at the Holly Hotel. The crowds were great, and we had a ton of fun! And I even timed it just right so that I could drink a beer while it was still somewhat cold.
And given that the place is haunted, the candelabras kind of added to ambiance.
I wasn't sure whether I wanted to tell jokes or ghost stories.
Ultimately, I went with the jokes.