As a professional comedian, I know when I walk into a room, I am going to make the audience laugh. In October, I performed at the Masonic Hall in Los Gatos, and although pre-sale tickets were low, there was a decent turnout for the show. I headlined, and brought Jason Mack to emcee, and Veronica Porras to feature.
The overall show went ok. I was overwhelmed by anything, but I wasn't over excited about anything as well. The audience was mixed between 35-60 which was fine with me, but I think that some of the audience was unaware of my style of comedy. They may have been more shocked than found humor in some of the things I said.
I also received a few phone calls asking me the nature of the show, and if it was appropriate for kids. I honestly said no, as I wouldn't want to have to tame my show down at the last minute, and wouldn't feel as comfortable if a youth was in the room. Although there were some older people in the audience, I always go in with a mentality that they know way better what I am talking about.
However, I enjoyed the venue, and I enjoyed bringing comedy to Los Gatos. Many of the people thanked me for my performance, and thanked me for bringing comedy to Los Gatos. There are two things I would like to know, and I hope the readers will respond.
There needs to be 2 shows because the room is small but intimate (150 people). With that being said, do you think the early show should be PG-13, and then the later show could be grown folks show only?
Would you agree to a 2 drink minimum like a comedy club if I made the price of admission $10? Basically, it is common for a comedy club. Although this wouldn't be a comedy club per say, I think I can create a comedy club feel, but even more intimate.
Also, feel free to give any constructive thoughts that you like. I will take any into account, and look forward to seeing you at the next show.