(So, I guess I’ll tell it. And I’ll tell it again when the special airs.)
I was invited to tape a special for Dry Bar Comedy! Yay!
I only had a month to prepare. Ugh!
(Well, technically, I’ve had my entire career to prepare, but that’s something I have to remind myself more often then I care to admit.)
Dry Bar’s brand is clean comedy. No problem, right? But there’s clean and then there’s Dry Bar clean. The stakes are higher.
As I delved into my Set Book (I have all my jokes and routines written and categorized in an almost 300-page Word Doc) I found myself getting frustrated trying to figure out what material to do. My plan “B” was to do the material that I’ve stopped doing about My Parents since My Dad passed away in July and My Mom entered in-home hospice.
The more I thought about it, the more plan “B" became plan “A.” This would be the perfect send off set for that material. It would be my private/not private tribute to My Parents. It would be my way to celebrate and let go of who we were, and in the process, make people laugh. This would’ve made Old Folks proud.
With jokes I talked about aging parents, caregiving, self care, love…