I have listened to stand-up comedy ever since I was a little kid. I always wondered what it would be like to go to a comedy club. Recently, I had the opportunity to go to a comedy club called The Comedy Zone. I learned that watching comedians on television is not as exciting as watching them in a club.
I arrived at the comedy club a little early so I could get a good seat. I picked a seat right beside the stage. The comedy club was a lot smaller than the theatres I usually saw on television. The size of the club made it more intimate and personal. Right before the show, people started to rush into the club. The audience was filled with people of different ages and races. I was happy to see that comedy could bring so many different kinds of people together.
The club had a party-like atmosphere. There were glasses hitting each other, people talking, and the smell of food wafting through the air. There was a feeling of anticipation while we were waiting for the comedians to come on. Finally, the host came onto the stage. He acted like he had been eating sugar and drinking Red Bull the whole day. After a couple of minutes of talking, he introduced the first comedian. The comedian walked onto the stage and snatched the microphone. He started pacing the stage and ranting towards the audience. He sounded like a pit bull who knew how to speak English. Every once in a while, he would let out a Kinison-like scream. He was funny, but he acted like he had a little bit of a chemical imbalance. I quickly realized there was no T.V. screen separating us, and there was a good chance he would end up hitting one of the audience members in the face. If I got hit in the nose, it would be painful enough, but if I had an audience there to witness beating, I would be especially traumatized. He finished his set and left the stage.
The host came onto the stage and announced the next comedian was Emo Phillps. When I heard Emo Phillps was going to perform, I almost...