“Damn! It’s one of THOSE crowds!”, I thought to myself while backstage at Midtown’s The Laughing Skull referring to those RUDE ass whores sitting on the front row constantly making loud comments to the comedians on stage. This wasn’t good because I was already nervous as hell! Not just because of the disruptive crowd but one of my favorite comedians is sitting in the green room and this will be the first time she’ll see me (or hear me) go on. Margaret Cho is actually a favorite for a lot of gays, and not only does she love us back, she’s family.
I was the feature act this weekend for a very unique and sexy comedian, Ian Harvie (he’s still hott even though he used to be a “she”, yep transgendered). He is also pretty good on the mic and likes to keep it REAL! Anyway child, he toured a lot with Margaret Cho so naturally Margaret stopped by and decided to do a few minutes.
The comedian that was on stage before me grew tired of the crowd’s “Gladiator-Coliseum” type behavior, gave up, and said “F*ck it” then walked off. The host of the evening kept the show moving by introducing the next comedian, which was me. I had a Whitney moment as I thought to myself, “hell to the naw!” but then I felt like “I got to go out there and do the damn thing! I can’t turn back now”. I think my survival ‘lyp-sync-for-your-life” type attitude helped, because as soon as I stepped out on that stage, I became the “bitch you don’t want to f*ck with!” (even though my under arms failed at hiding my nervous sweat circles). But all that didn’t matter as the ‘stars’ must have been lined up for me tonight because I ended up winning that crowd over like Russell Crowe did when he defeated those tigers…or lions…or whatever he damn defeated. God I was soooo happy and relieved. It doesn’t matter how funny you are, stand up can be THE most intimidating form of entertainment out there! Margaret was right there in the wings as she was about to go on next and gave me a thumbs up!
I guess she was impressed, don’t get me lying child, the next thing I knew after she got off stage, I was in her Atlanta condo having “tea and crumpets” with her and a few folks. Let me just say this, I know I’m still not where I want to be in stand up just yet, but this night I was happy as hell for this…even if it was just a little ‘star dust’.
UNTIL next week, DON’T read the girls, instead read The Brent Star Report!