Compere telling jokes I hated, masked as Hitler.
Most of my lines did not change but I get a lot more laughter from them now. Delivery: oronly the audience? Confidence? Probably both.
2. Here is a month later, at Angel Comedy, with a great compere and audience a wonderful MC (see first minute) and better presence also (but still learning my lines...) stronger laughters.
3. My 30th gig at The Cavendish Arms: always great audience and great MC. More experience in delivery. A lot stronger laughter with, almost, the same text. Plus my "famous" end, found at my 4th short comedy workshop.
4. 2 years later, was it the 77th gig? Cataract operations slowed down my pace of gigging, but my stage presence improved and I had a delightful audience and of the best MC too.