I had an amazing time performing at the Freedom From Religion Foundation's 41st Annual Convention in San Francisco. It was quite a weekend: I recorded an upcoming episode of Freethought TV with hosts, Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor. And I got to hear Salman Rushdie speak. By the way, he's hilarious!
I was originally scheduled to do a comedy quickie; just 30 minutes, to open for Adam Savage. But when he had to cancel, guess who they asked to step in and close out the weekend? My 30-minute show turned into an hour and ended in a Standing Ovation with a near, sell out post-show book signing. (One book left!)
Several attendees who have seen me at other events (American Humanists, Center For Inquiry, and NECSS just to name a few) commented that I always incorporate material about the event into my show. That's kinda my thing. Time permitting, I enjoy getting to an event early, attending the sessions, and listening to the speakers. There's always something funny about it all that I can share when it's my turn to get on stage. It makes it seem even more special and in the moment; because it is.
Like insisting that, "I have to grab a copy of Dan's Book: 'Free Will: Explained' because I'm unfamiliar with the concept. Growing up with strict West Indian parents, I could either have free will, or free room and board. Not both."