My husband & I started going to the Comedy Zone every Wednesday night in 1998 because you could fill out the card on the table & get in free the following week. Wednesdays just happened to be "Open Mike Night", so we watched the amateurs every week. They were SOOOO bad! Mark said, "You could do better than THAT!" So with a month or so of preparation & Cessna-sized butterflies in my stomach, I took the plunge. I still have that first set on tape. My God. It's soooo different from anything I do now, but I still use some of that open mic material!
12 years later and I've been doing it ever since, all over the country and have never looked back. I love making other people laugh in a real life, simplistic way. I hope you will come check out my show or hire me for yours!