The beginning students from The Stand Up Comedy Clinic did their graduation showcase at the world famous Comedy Store last night and what a night it was! First off, all the students did a great job! I’m not just saying that either; Just terrific! Congratulations to you guys for doing such an amazing job. Some of our advanced students popped in and did terrific sets too, giving the audience a nice variety. The energy was palpable as the evening was capped off with a set by the one and only, Sarah Sliverman, who actually wrapped her gum in one of my business cards. (I’m selling it on E-Bay if anyone’s interested). And really, can the night get any better, when you have the always professional and always funny, Sally Mullins, doing her amazing job as hostess. She’s got one of the more difficult jobs in this business, (M.C., Warm Up, etc.), and she knocks it out of the park!
We also had another celebrity sighting in our audience at the showcase. Reiko Aylesworth, from “24, ” was in attendance. She said, she had a “great time, ” despite one of our students—I won’t mention his name, because it would be indiscreet—Barry—knocking into their table on his way to the stage, spilling wine all over the occupants. But didn’t I say it was a night of pure comedy?
After we packed up, took our class picture and headed out of the Belly Room, some of us stopped by the Original room to catch a glimpse of one of my all-time favorite comedians, Dave Chapelle, who dropped in to do a set. Many of our students got a chance to see a master at work.
Once again, great job everyone!