Maybe it’s nerves or the adrenaline rush of doing what we’ve waited all day long to do, but many comedians tend to talk a bit too fast on stage. Comedian and owner of the Komedy Korner, Leo DuFour once suggested when I got off stage that I slow down and enjoy my time like I would a delicious meal. Maybe that was a health tip and I’m forgetting that I was scarfing down a Poutine platter at the time….it was Canada after all. Let me find another example.
One of my best friends asked me after a show why I don’t speak on stage like I speak normally off stage. He was right. I didn’t believe in my material at the time so on stage I would yell and ram my jokes down the throats of the audience as quickly as I could.
This weekend on Friday and Saturday I’ll be at Leo’s Komedy Korner in Windsor. I always have a good time at Leo’s because they were one of the first clubs to work me so I know I can experiment more in my longer set there. Leo’s is a fantastic club and if you have a passport, you should really swing out. Also, I’d like to note that I believe they have an open mic night now. I’m not sure the details, but if you click on the link I provided, I’m sure Diane would be happy to fill you in. So come on out to Canada, let’s eat poutine providing I have a good weigh in at Weight Watchers Saturday morning and am not feeling like a pig.