@gaberutledge "$200 to do an hour of comedy at a senior center while they eat dinner? Sure I can do that." Thing I said today that I will regret
Well it happened. The show and the regret. I just performed comedy at the Silver Creek Assisted Living Facility in Woodburn Oregon. I'll pause to let the horrificness of that wash over you like the aggressive sponge of a disgruntled nurse bathing one of the residents I had to entertain. I kept telling myself on the drive that it wasn't going to be as bad as I thought. It would be like doing comedy for the Golden Girls, that sounds fun right? I tried to make a set list of as clean as possible jokes, and told myself I'd just do a lot of crowd work. That was my plan until I arrived and saw this.
Ho-ly Shit. What possible crowd work was I going to do?
"So..how long have you been a widow?"
"Enemas are weird huh?"
"I bet you never thought you'd live long enough to see a negro as president!"
When I got there the lady in charge said "So, do you do shows at a lot of assisted living facilities?"
Yeah that's kinda my niche. I've got another gig tonight actually. After I'm done here I'm headed over to the Scattered Ashes Senior Center to emcee a shuffleboard tournament. No! I don't do comedy shows at a lot of assisted living facilities! No one does, because it's a really bad idea! Does this look like an environment where a comedy show should ever happen?