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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2002 5:54 pm 
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This thread is making me feel so better - every time I log on I read more pearls of wisdom - your right Fat Bear it is swansea - your tips should come in very handy especially about having a shit and the barmaids.....

I have a couple of isnt Cardiff shit gags .....anyone any other ideas of what will go down well, especially funny things about Swansea........I've only been there once before so I have no idea

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also- listen to the audience! I remember posting something similar to another first-timer.

I used to (And sometimes still) do it- just being so busy trying to remember what comes next that after the punchline, I'd block out whatever there was, remembering the next gag. Don't do it! Coz it's scary when someone asks you how it went, and you couldn't tell them, coz you were too busy thinking about what comes next! it's SOOO important to listen to your audience. It's selfish on them if you don't but also it makes ad libbing a lot easier (When you feel confident to try it)!

but just for now, listen to the audience, speak clearly (there's nowt worse than a mumbled punchline- especially if it's a good one, but no one laughs this time, coz they couldn't catch what it was.) and DON'T APOLOGISE FOR BEING "SHIT" OR; "THIS ONE'S FUNNIER"....ETC ETC, crap that some comics come out with every gig, even if they are doing well. the audience hate it if it's unneeded. It makes you look sad, and won't usually get you laid... it isn't as effective as some people think. makes you look unprofessional and weedy-bigtime! plus, people have come to watch comedy- not massage a new act's ego....

just HADTO stress that, Rik! it's very important, coz it's very easy to do...

So HAVE FUNNN!!!!!!!!!!!! you will, I'm sure.

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Dont worry

I wont apologise for being shit - even if I suck I will demand (at gunpoint if necessary) they laugh......

I am feeling better about it all.......I will let everyone know how it went......and if your at the laughing horse on the 22nd you'll see me do my second gig ever the night after.

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John's idea of the opening music is good. You might not get to do it on your first gig, it might be too much to worry about too. Definitely good to remember for later, let's you set the tone you want.

Take a c.d. you would like with you. Something to get the audience going.

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I like the CD idea.............who else uses introduction music...........

I think I would use "Frontier Psyciatrist" by Avalanches........cool track...

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Funny things about Swansea... hmmm... well, I once heard that The Mumbles (where Catherine Z-J is from, and home of many nice pubs and Tram's Cafe, the best fry-up in Wales) is named after the French for boobs, because of the lumpy nature of the promintory with the lighthouse on.
The university itself is well mixed in terms of subjects, although it has a strong engineering department and is strong in sports. As you may have guessed, rugby is an important sport there. Other info can be found on www.swan.ac.uk - but to be honest I wouldn't get fancy with local material. Stick to what you know and do best, and if you get a little unsure, throw in a strong "Cardiff's shit" joke to get the crowd behind you.
Actually, Cardiff's not shit, it's lovely, and there's some great shops.
As for the barmaids, Vicky my old housemate may well be bar manager that night so say hello to her from me (Adam). Likewise say hello to Lee Pugh from me (he's the ents manager and a jolly nice chap he is too - he'll look after you).
The discussion of intro music has reminded me of some advice - if you have any special requests (like an instrument or something) get in touch with the venue first and warn them.


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Thanks for the tips Adam, will say hi to Vicki and Lee for you........I thought about doing a bit of a guitar routine in my act but I thought I would get used to the stand up experience first. However longer term I would like to be a part musical act.

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Being on stage you have to be in control, remember it is you on the stage and it is everyone else in the audience. Be confident and enjoy it. If you don't enjoy it what's the point in doing it?
Don't be afraid to move about the stage, if they wanted you to stay still they would have put you on a podium.
Don't drink too much before because you will forget things to say. What I do is write my material, then make it into a story so it all flows. Practice this over and over and time yourself. Time moves differently on stage, much slower. Don't rush and if you are prepared then you can tell your set without getting lost.

Good luck!

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I'm starting to think that Matts appearences on chortle are rather like Chelsea FC, just which one will turn up!! nice advice Matt, keep the good cop act going, it suits you!!


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I am interested to know if you have done any stand-up before this ???

What practice have you done ?

Why did you think about doing it ?

Sorry, nothing funny about that...just interested...

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Hi JayE

No this is my first stand up ever......in terms of practice ..not a lot just rehearsing at home.....I have done different types of performing in the past.

I am doing it because I wanted to do something creative and something where I could have fun and meet new people.

Not a funny response......but glad you were interested

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Hi Guys

Thanks for the words of support..............My first gig in Swansea went really well.....didnt even shit myself once. I think I am hooked now.........right gig number 2 is tonight. Laughing horse soho - anyone else doing it tonight.

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"Went Really Well" - no more commentary than that? Come on, tell us everything! Remember, you started it.

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Another one discovers their new drug of choice.
Good luck Rik, hope to meet you soon.


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Some more detail eh...

It was a dark and windy Swansea evening, the brisk sea wind brushed the cheeks of the virgin comic. As the club filled to capacity his pants began to fill. However after the first act had been on, I decided to just go for it. Considering it was all new material it all worked quite well......perhaps the Stephen Hawkings gag was a bit too risky for the non-liberal mind of the average student. I am not sure it was good enough to go through to the next round of the DTOM but it was good enough to get me hooked.......

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