Funny or Die Open Mic-In: Bombing isn't really bombing or how I learned to stop worrying and love being on live feed
On 6/21 at 5:30pm my buddy LC posted on Facebook that Will Ferrell's production company Funny or Die was starting a live feed as a counter to the DNC sit in taking place in Congress.
I showed up at 7:30pm. At 9:00pmish I got to perform in front of a thousand or more people through the live feed. The room, on the other hand, was down to 7-10 iPhones with people attached to them. They were about as interested as listening to me as some of my students during last block of the day. And who can blame them? I was probably the 30th comedian of the night at that point. And I'm not that good looking enough to rip one's eyes away from one's iPhone.
I did my 8 minute set and sat down. Not. One. Laugh. Just cold cold silence. It was like a Los Angeles open mic. But as I'm facing the camera I'm wondering if anyone in America cared. Then I got a bunch of texts and positive Facebook messages. Wait? What?
I checked the video and comments that were live streaming.
In the end, I like the feedback. There are more comments, but I'll let you check out the video.
So maybe bombing isn't bombing. Maybe, like in life, when you think the world is against you, there are really supportive people just quietly approving on Facebook like the millennials we/they are.
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