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I liked your piece about opening to a dead crowd .
opening is hard you're basically "pumping up the tyres " for the rest of the acts .The good thing is that opening a lot will make you a better comic
Matt i just read your whole blog and liked most of it. I'm taking the class at carolines. I'll meet you on the circuit sooner or later.
"pumping up the tyres" = "taking the bullet" is the phrase i usually hear. pretty much sums it up.
taking a bullet is the wrong attitude !
in the early 1950's jerry lee lewis would often open for way more famous acts . As he passed the more famous act in the wings he's whisper " no one follows the killer !" then go on stage and give it gangbusters !
try it , i swear to God it will change your perception of opening and also flag up the weak spots in your act
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