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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Instant Comedy - Laffio 29Jan2015



The day has finally come for the first installation of Instant Comedy at Restaurant Laffio, 337 Beach Road, Singapore. It was brilliant - full house with tickets sold out before the event.

I have my material fairly tested by now at Scape and Comedy Club Asia and its delivery adjusted to the audience's reactions on the fly on the very night. Hard doing that while remembering the content and flow.

It was a very lively and supportive crowd. Thank you very much. Sorry I cannot give all of you a free bottle of wine.




Here is the gig:




What I have learned:

  1. Content is king and content in context is bigger king, BUT content in context, in good timing is King of Kings. Therefore, content is only 50%. The other 50% is delivery. It is important to eliminate stammers and unnecessary words, and improve body language. 
  2. Interact with the audience. I think I did well this time, but that makes remembering the script harder. More rehearsals would have helped.
  3. Always plan for a soft landing, in case your punchline bombed. It worked!
  4. Assess the audience well and quickly. If something does not work, drop it, don't let it die a painful slow death.
  5. It is possible to have breakout laughters without sex and profanity.

The next event will be on:
Date: 12th Feb 2015 (Thursday)
Time: 7.30pm

Place: 
Hotel Jen, Orchard Gateway Singapore, 
277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858. 
Lounge@Jen, Level 10
(Nearest MRT Somerset)





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