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Monday, July 02, 2007

My First Comedy Club

on saturday i took amelia, the woman i've dated for six weeks now, to the "4 day weekend" comedy club in downtown fort worth. i'd never been to a comedy club before. my only experiences with comedy are what i've seen on tv.

at "4 day weekend" the do improvisational comedy. when you walk into the theatre you notice a screen onstage that has instructions projected onto it. it tells the audience to use the post-it notes and note cards on the table by the door to help them with their show. on the post-it notes you write a noun on the sticky side of the post-it and stick it on a board handing on the wall. on a note card you are to write a phrase (preferably not any from movies or tv shows) and you place it into a container.

throughout the show they choose post-its and note cards at random and create a skits around them. the comedians are quite witty and do an excellent job developing material on the spot. at times they even use audience members or information about audience members to develop a skit. it adds the element of an inside joke to the show, which was awesome. i have to recommend going if you've never been. i know i plan on going back. the laughs are well worth the $20 ticket.

1 Comments:

At 7/03/2007 6:48 PM, Anonymous Kathryn said...

ahahaha. 'Bout time you went and saw a show.

 

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