Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Banana Cup 150cc

Pat, from The Nerds You’re Looking For podcast, takes on the Banana Cup (150cc) in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch!

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Let’s Play Gwent: The Witcher Card Game

Pat, from The Nerds You’re Looking For podcast, tests the public beta for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game on Xbox One!

 

 

What Just Happened!?

For those who don’t know I dabble in stand-up comedy. Sure I get paid for it occasionally, but it’s still very much a hobby. In the 3+ years I’ve been on-stage I’ve done a lot of great shows, but several really bad ones as well. Because of that I’ve seen a lot of weird things. I have seen hecklers derail a show. I’ve forgotten punchlines mid-joke. The list goes on-and-on. However I had a show last Friday where I saw the weirdest thing I have ever seen at a comedy show.

Of course it varies depending on the show, but typically every comedy show has a host, guest spot(s), a feature, and finally a headliner.  The host will warm up the crowd and introduce each comedian. This particular show I was doing the guest spot, so I was set to go up after the host warmed up the crowd. However the host will often give the audience a ten minute warning, so they can settle in their seats and turn their phones off.

I was back in the “green room” when I heard the host give this announcement. Roughly 30 seconds later I heard a voice I didn’t recognize start talking into the microphone and jump right into his act. I was under the impression that I was the only guest spot on this show, so I asked the host if something had changed. It hadn’t. This mystery man just decided this was his opportunity to put himself on the show. He literally hijacked the show. I usually don’t watch my fellow comedians before I do my set because I’m focused on nailing my material. However I had to watch this guy mostly to see how the guy got up on stage with his GIANT balls!

Now I’m not going to stress how uncomfortablely bad his “material” was because I was just as bad when I first started. However when I first started I did it the right way. I worked out my bad material at open mics. I’ve lost count of how many open mics I’ve done where there’s only a few audience members; some of which didn’t even know there was going to be comedy. The point I’m trying to make here is that I put in the work to carve out a small role in a tiny comedy scene. It’s was tough going to shows like I had Friday when I was first starting out because I wished I was on the show. No matter how much I wished on was on the show it never occurred to me to just go up there.

What most people, obviously this mystery man didn’t, don’t understand is the care and thought that goes into building a comedy show. Stand-up comedy is a beautiful thing, but it’s also a balancing act. A bad performance at the beginning can throw off the whole vibe of the rest of the show. So not only did this comedy hijacker dig a hole that the actual comedians had to dig out of, but he also forced us to find a graceful way to get him off the fucking stage. So I’m begging you…never…NEVER do what this asshole did. I never thought I’d have to say that.