So many young, thin, pretty women with me there to gig, but I won the best of the evening cup.
Perhaps, difference is good? And possible, it was a short revised routine that worked too.
I believe, also just the right contact with the audience, too.
I love the audience and their laughter and communicating with them, even for 5 minutes or 7, and after too. It still means a lot for me.
Plus, my routine always conveys something.
This occasion I could not resist "Who runs the world" a special charity event for abused women sake. I was one for a while. I know what it means to be afraid, even if it was long time ago.
Prepared a new routine, from old bits and added some new ones at the end, using what happened just now in United Kingdom. "In? Out?" I prefer, IN.
It is not perfect and I have more bits that I will not write down now, before the performance. I hope putting my routine upside down will work.
Cavendish arms are very strict on time, so I had to eliminate a lot.
The 8th July I have another gig where they give me a large 7 minutes. Of course, going down from 20 or 15 to 5 or 7 not easy.
I used for it first the new method I just learned from Doug Lipman: discover the MIT what is the most important thing for you now, in this club, this time. Then eliminate all that does not helps it. He reminded us, a second point only blurs the audience mind and distracts.
Here is the Mistaken identity tale filmed from a lateral point of view by Spark London when I performed.
in the iframe so - even an ipad could see it.
AND somehow it is different when one listen to it,
I think we could learn from each kind when we relisten or relook
- and not only the evident English mistakes I made during the telling -
My body language, facial expression and even voice variety got better
but I have still far to go! And I do not rush out (most of the time) after a performance.
I am most pleased that this serious message got well across and so much laugher too: it did decide me to learn about "how to make laugh with intention" not only by chance. At 2'7 the audience begun to laugh when I stripped, took out my tee-shirt, and they never stopped.
Sound track of the story I told at Canal Café Theatre
More audience, lots of energy, easier and not more difficult to perform,
to tell my true tale of when I was 10 years old and the war caught up with me.
There were almost 500 in the huge town hall in Manchester that day.
I had some difficulty to find a "good ending", a satisfying ending to a sad tale.
Of course, "I am here to tell the tale" was already great, but I found a more touching end.
One can tell the same tale so many ways! There are all "true" but how you tell the story counts.
Lots of stories in her speech, Oprah Harvard Commencement speech 2013
is a great speaker and so authentic.
She begins with personal stories of her life, and goes on in more then one topic.
Her speech is sprinkled with stories, hers and others.
At the end, comes back to what happened to her a year before when she felt all down and finishes:
"When you fall, and you all will at some time of your life, find out what makes you alive"