That’s that then

18 May

Did you see me? Last night? On the tele? Performing in the final at the Melbourne Town Hall? There was a card in the letterbox this morning from my neighbour, so I guess they were watching. I reckon my two best jokes (I think we call them gags) didn’t make it to the telecast. But I would say that, wouldn’t I?

I tell you, watching that was worser than the actual perfomance. Am I really that fat? I said to the mister. Do I really look that fat? I really have put on weight, haven’t I? And so on. Stopped short of saying ‘I really should stop drinking so much’.

So that’s that. One of the most surprising experiences of my life finished with. I remember watching the Raw final on the tele last year and even then doing stand up hadn’t even crossed my mind. I never said you know, that’s something I’ve always wanted to doI should do that, I mean I could do that, I’m as funny as that. Never thought it once.

Overall, I would say my best performance was the one I gave in the state grand final, but going to Melbourne and standing on that beautiful stage in front of 1400 people who laughed at my jokes (and applauded three of them)…my goodness, that was something.

In another big move, I started teaching myself cross-stitch last night.


21 Responses to “That’s that then”

  1. Zoe May 18, 2007 at 9:39 am #

    No! I didn’t! Is it repeated? Is it on Youtube!


  2. blackbird May 18, 2007 at 9:51 am #

    I cannot hope to compete –
    though I did sew on a button today.
    The garment was lined too.

  3. jen May 18, 2007 at 10:06 am #

    I saw a bit of it. The only person I saw that might have been you said that ‘she hated kids’ with a swear word or ten thrown in. Was that you?
    Congratulations anyway. It’s a gutsy thing to do.

  4. ThirdCat May 18, 2007 at 10:20 am #

    God, I hope it’s not on youtube! I saw your photos yesterday, Zoe. Hope things are good today.

    No, jen, that wasn’t me. She was on about three people before me. My swear word joke wasn’t included in the broadcast.

    A lined garment, blackbird. I would expect nothing less.

  5. Helen May 18, 2007 at 11:08 am #

    Congratulations Thirdcat!
    I put that somewhere between skydiving and bungee jumping for bravery.

  6. Kirsty May 18, 2007 at 12:02 pm #

    Aha! I just watched it this morning–taped it last night. I had a vague thought that you were in it, which is why I taped it.

    Heh, I thought you were great. Very nice hair-do. Fat? I don’t know what you’re talking about. I was furiously matching everything I knew about you from online to your tv screen persona. I was thinking, ‘well the initials are right’, ‘yep, I could see her wearing those earrings which she posted as her favourite’. ‘It must be third cat’.

    I’m having difficulty getting the image of playdough mixed with snot out of my head, so thanks for that : )

  7. ampersand duck May 18, 2007 at 2:55 pm #

    I missed it too… someone YouTube it, please?

  8. ThirdCat May 18, 2007 at 3:41 pm #

    Yes, Kirsty and winter is coming, so it\’s about to be my lived experience again. Tho we\’ve moved on to plasticine now.

    It would be highly illegal to YouTube it. And really, it was only a tiny snippet. And really, really, in my case, it\’s called Raw for a reason. I still have a long way to go.

  9. Kirsty May 18, 2007 at 5:51 pm #

    Oh, plasticine and snot is such a better image…

    Don’t listen to her people–well do listen to her, but not when she’s being all self-deprecating and the like–3C was very worth watching. Raw? Pfft. Some things are better that way. (All the best with the rest of the trip though).

    Now if only I had some tech. savvy I would know how to get the recording from the hard disk onto a USB to share with everyone–well the Canberra based bloggers anyway. Looks like I’ve another question to ask the helpline.

  10. Pavlov's Cat May 18, 2007 at 8:32 pm #

    Kirsty, re “fat” — I’ve seen her IRL, and I don’t know what she’s talking about, either.

    Can’t believe I managed to miss it on the teeve though — damn.

  11. Pavlov's Cat May 18, 2007 at 8:32 pm #

    Kirsty, re “fat” — I’ve seen her IRL, and I don’t know what she’s talking about, either.

    Can’t believe I managed to miss it on the teeve though — damn.

  12. Jennifer May 18, 2007 at 8:41 pm #

    I didn’t see it, but wow! I wish I had!

  13. Mummy Crit May 18, 2007 at 9:18 pm #

    Crap. I was half watching it, but really talking to the beloved in DC and not paying any attention, but I was planning on watching it, ‘cos it half occurred to me that you might be on it.

  14. Francis Xavier Holden May 19, 2007 at 12:17 am #

    I saw some of it. No idea if I saw you. The guy who won it was v funny (not the usual young guy crap) and I reckon lots of potential.

    What were you wearing?

  15. Kirsty May 19, 2007 at 10:28 am #

    I also keep thinking about your reasons for becoming a librarian. Hilarious.

  16. Mikhela May 21, 2007 at 5:26 am #

    C’moooonnn! how do we get a copy? i can’t believe you didn’t say anything. Kirsty if you can send me a copy of the tape I can get it transferred to digital then distribute it widely.

  17. elsewhere May 21, 2007 at 3:08 pm #

    Uh…I just found this on YouTube:

    I like the bit about cooking with boys. you look and sound a bit like Helen Garner.

  18. ThirdCat May 21, 2007 at 6:17 pm #

    Yes, all of us backstage were really hoping we’d be compared to Helen Garner.

  19. Zoe May 22, 2007 at 8:58 am #

    Oh, yay for Elsewhere. I thought it was great.

  20. Mikhela May 30, 2007 at 2:57 pm #

    I feel that the cross stitch isn’t getting enough attention in this line of commentary.

  21. ThirdCat May 30, 2007 at 3:30 pm #

    I agree.

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