It's called "tightening an act". Ever heard of it?..... You are trying to justify bad stand-up comedy performances and doing a piss poor job at it. You are welcomed to sell that crap to everyone else who will listen.....Oh, and there's still a small group around who believe the world is flat and the moon landing happened in Arizona....Your comments are essentially worthless and little more than hollow rage. But hey...It only takes one lemming to develop a following of many others... :-)
Redwater, for instance, is a Native American performing largely self-denigrating ("I miss my mom's Indian cooking -- powdered eggs, powdered milk, powdered cheese," etc.) comedy in front of what I would assume (Pow Wow Comedy Jam). It seems a bit like evaluating Larry the Cable Guy playing for a NASCAR crowd and then saying he is the funniest man in the history of humanity.
Or Obama moolah, 'cause that sounds vaguely Muslim!
posted by defenestration at 3:36 PM on August 20 [+] [!]
I did stand up comedy one time. By his PAR Score business model crap I was terrible. Awful. But you know what? I got up there. On a stage. And I told jokes. And it felt fucking great. Steve Roye can kiss my ass if he's going to tell me I suck as a comic and have my hand out for Obama money. Because I don't think either of those things are true.
That's a bit harsh. I don't think bilabial was claiming to be God's gift , just objecting to the thought that some computer rating made his one open mic set bad. No one gets good without their first open mic set.