I was doing standup comedy for a good 15 years on a normal basis but something changed the last couple of years.
I was wondering if it was because of the lockdown with Covid, or was I just getting entirely old? I don’t seem to have the motivation I once had to push myself to get on stage.
I called my mother and told her about it and she told me to not get complacent or my dreams will entirely slip away. She knows how much I enjoyed doing stand up and was a bit worried when I told her I had lost my way. I still remember the way the musty old air conditioner had a bad smell in the club where I would do most of my shows. Sometimes, I would tap on the ductwork system during my set and a whole bunch of dust would fall onto the stage and everyone would laugh. I miss linking with people in that way and have now contacted a couple of clubs about starting a weekly show. I can’t just rest quietly every night listening to my air conditioner turn on and off or I will go insane. My mother honestly is right, just take the initiative and transfer in the direction of your dreams and they will certainly come true. I guess the current club has an air conditioner device vent right above the stage too, so it will make for some more fun when I pound on the ducts and dust flies out. I hope they have some heating in the cold season too because it can get especially frigid at night.