I performed comedy at St. Francis on Saturday night for parishioners who had donated to the building campaign and I was a bit nervous. I have been performing at St. Francis since the first time I lied about the whereabouts of my homework and since have done a few show performing stand up there too. But this time was different. Why? Because this time, OK, no it really wasn't that different but it was fun.
Adults (mostly over 50 years in age), food, wine and comedy. Really, you can't go wrong with that combination.
I also know for a fact that 3 people there were legally deaf without their hearing aids, but they seemed to love it even more. I'm trying to take that as a compliment.
As always having my parents there is a little nerve racking. Not because they don't know I do jokes about them but the opposite, they love the jokes I do about them and both gave me suggestions on what jokes I should do. "Talk about how I put you into the fan, Jude." People think I'm picking on them but they love it! I think they secretly do things just to get in the routine.
Performing on front of our new pastor was also scary, this was make it or break it time. This could either help or hinder my future penance with him, but every time I looked his way he was bright red. So either he was laughing a lot or choking on an egg roll, either way, he looked like he was having fun. We will see at the next 'confession-palooza'.
I head up the 5 tomorrow for a show, it's nice not having to get on an airplane. It cuts down on travel time and jet fuel.