Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

10 Dec 2002, 23:14 p.m.

The audience, quite rightly, didn't much laugh at my performance…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

The audience, quite rightly, didn't much laugh at my performance tonight at A Cuppa Tea. My best line, a question to the MC: "How much time would I have left if I were funny?" (Response: "Oh, twenty minutes.")

If only I had been doing standup for Kris and Kurt. All you have to do is use "bones" as every punchline!

Later in the evening I did achieve funny with Leonard. He explained that the Iran-Iraq war was a bit like Iraq's WWII, in that women worked in the factories and such and afterwards their rights expanded. I asked, "Where did you find that out? The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Addendum: Every Other Cool Thing?"

Well, he cracked up.