Friday, November 11, 2005


Updates have been non-existant recently. Bunch of reasons really: The computer connection has been screwy of late, busy with office stuff alot these days, spending all my free time rehearsing...oh, and my dog ate my homework maam.

Last week has been hectic. Checked ticket sales at Costa on Monday and found out they had sold two tickets. TWO!? Which just proves Black Fish's theory that no one buys tickets till the last day before the show.

Saad had another Open-Mic this last Tuesday, and I performed there. Was nervous as hell because it was all material I had never even tested before, some of which I had written the night before, and if it went badly then that would kill my chances of people looking forward to the Sunday show. Nothing worse than wbad word-of-mouth. I know what I'm talking about dammit, I'm an advertising man!

The Gods smiled upon me though.

Open-Mic went fantastic. Saad rocked his set, David did his usual fantastic job, there was some kid from Islamabad (22 years old!) who had a mixed set but got some good laughs in between and given some experience he could become quite exceptional. Got to watch him. Stand-up is a cut-throat business. Nip these young turks in the bud I says.

My set was the best I have ever done. Seriously. Went far beyond anything I expected in terms of quality. My timing was just how I wanted it. No screw-ups. Big big laughs. Thank God. Since then my ticket sales have gone through the roof!

Yesterday I dropped off 4 complimentary tickets to City FM89 for free on-air giveaways. They were really supportive and keen. I guess they want to recover from the disaster that was last months CRACKDOWN show. Listen for the chance to win tickets on Saturday all day.

So that brings me to the here and now. 3 in the A.M. on Saturday morning. No chance of backing out now. Word has spread. Tickets have sold. Am rehearsing thrice a day atleast. Some people are concerned that some of the material is a repeat of what I've done at previous performances but I figure 10% of the audience total would have heard all of the previously-performed stuff and that in a whole just comprises 30% of the show.

No excuses for screw-ups now.

I feel alot more confident than before.

And if it's possible, alot more nervous.


Blogger atrophying said...

sami - the show was awesome. i couldnt stop laughing. congratulations :D

9:10 AM  
Blogger saba said...

Great show tonight! You were fantastic =) It was the best way to kickoff two stressful weekss of finals. Looking forward to the next one already :D

9:20 AM  
Blogger sam said...

You were absolutely fabulous!!! :)

12:14 PM  

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