Doing Standup Comedy in Pre-COVID New York City Taught Me How To Live
April 2, 2021 11:06 PM   Subscribe

Doing Standup Comedy in Pre-COVID New York City Taught Me How To Live
I wrote this first-person story about what it was like to do my last weekend of shows in New York City before my album recording just prior to the COVID shutdown. I'm trying to do for unrepped bar show standup what Anthony Bourdain did for line cooks while chronicling the last days of a fertile scene that may never return.
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posted by chinese_fashion (2 comments total)

Hey, that was really evocative. Great writing.

That sounds really hard.

I hope you get to do it again - very soon.

Thanks for posting this!
posted by kristi at 5:25 PM on May 4


Appreciate this very much--I am obsessed with comics at this level of success and love seeing them live (was just looking to see what might be afoot again in my new area as things re-emerge!). Literally one of my favorites forms of performance art and any glimpses behind the curtain are pure delight. Break a leg out there--it ain't easy but y'all bring true joy to the people.
posted by youarenothere at 12:30 PM on May 23


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