Okay, confession time. I was a thief by the age of 7. I heard a recording (on vinyl, remember that?) of Bill Cosby's "To Russell, my Brother, Whom I slept With," and totally ripped him off. I memorized the whole dang routine and performed it wherever people would indulge me.
My first time performing at the Improv, I bombed. Well, that may be over-stating it, but there was an AWFUL lot of silence between jokes! I quickly realized I had to work on my material, which I did. a LOT. I got better...
Many years later, I have over 2,000 performances (of original comedy material) under my belt (size 38 for those keeping score) and still absolutely LOVE performing!
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