Re: Hi, I'm new here, nice to meet you all. Little help?
-Nobody watching at an open mic is coming to your next shows. Don't bother.
-Nobody hanging out at an open mic cares about your credits.
-As time goes on, your intro should be less and less important.
Whenever I host shows, it is a pretty standard rule that the person who is the most nitpicky about their intro and credits will always, ALWAYS be the least funny comic I'll be bringing up all night long. Yes, a shitty intro can set a bad tone, but if you're funny you can recover.
As a host I think your best bet is to keep things short between comics. It helps to have a general working knowledge of people within your local scene, which is to say others will appreciate it if you clearly aren't just worried about yourself. But a great way to look like a tool is to come at the host with a long list of things for them to say before they bring you up at the coffee house open mic at 6 p.m. on a Wednesday in the terrible neighborhood. Worry about your jokes instead.
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