So here’s the plan:
April is my return to Stand-Up. I’m going to do 4 shows at T2F cafe in Karachi, spread over the 4 weeks of April. Each show will be unique. Which means I will not repeat material from one show to the next. You can attend all 4 shows and have a different stand-up experience each time.
The thinking behind this is that every year for the last 4 years now I’ve done one show. It’s been a massive show with all new material each time but they have always been performed once. So I have basically a ton of Stand-up material that has only seen the light of day once each. And that’s a waste. Plus throw in material I haven’t performed because it didn’t make the final cut due to timing issues or the topic being a little more taboo than I am comfortable with. All in all there is a ton of stuff that can be performed again and for alot of audiences it will be the first time they are seeing it.
This isn’t even counting the new hour of material that I have sitting ready and polished that I will perform in May at a series of massive shows.
I’ve always complained about the lack of comedy clubs here. What that club experience provides is the opportunity to try out new material, to work on unfinished stuff and to develop your personal style. In the large auditorium shows you can only do an all-out best of the best style show. You can’t expect 400 people to sit there patiently while you experiment.
That’s what I hope to achieve with the T2F shows. Smaller audiences, more personal. I can work on my story telling style, try out half-baked stuff, even read excerpts from How I Became a Suicide Bomber. It’ll still going to be the kind of funny I always work towards delivering just in a more relaxed setting is all.
200 bucks per person. Pay at the gate. See you there.