Sunday, February 24, 2008
Trying Out New Material as a Stand-Up Comic
Naked Barbie silhouettes finally get their comeuppance!
Last night I made my debut on Hennepin Avenue doing standup comedy with Lisa Lampanelli! (Okay, maybe she was at the Minneapolis State Theater and I was ten blocks away at the JDC Theater, but you get the idea.)
I was one of the dancers in Cassandra's Cabaret, a show Cassandra does several times a year, drawing different guest performers each time from the pool of club and restaurant dancers in town. The audience sits at small tables and drinks champagne and eats fruit, cheese, sweets, etc.
Cassandra and all three guests each do a 15-minute Oriental Dance Solo. After an intermission, each guest also does a shorter piece of completely of their choosing. Most dancers do a second dance; in a Cabaret years ago my second piece was a Zambra Mora.
This time I decided to FINALLY do my stand-up comedy in the show! Is there a comic you think I sound like? Let me know please!