Sometimes it's better not to headline...
With headlining goes the glory of the show. You're name is on the marquee and you're the one people are there to see. On the flipside of that is that if the show isn't a success the blames falls on you, whether it's deserved or not.
I pondered this tonight while waiting for my dish to arrive at the restaurant here in Durham, NH before my show tonight at UNH, where I'm opening for Adam Ferrara. I did a google search on my name and the the school's name to see if they had done any promo and this article from The New Hampshire, the UNH student newspaper, came up.
Here's a gem of a sentence buried about 7 paragraphs in:
However, most students had never heard of him [Adam Ferrara], and said they don't plan on attending Saturday night's festivities.
Nice. I'm glad the writer didn't ask the student about me.
"What do you think of the Pachelbel comic guy who's opening the show?" "The Pachelbel dude? F. that guy."
Besides the great buzz this article is sure to generate, it's 80-some degrees and sunny today so I don't know how many people are going to be in the mood for a comedy show. All across campus and in town people are out and about, and a general giddiness is in the air thanks to the early preview of summer weather.
But I'm still psyched to be doing the show. It's a beautiful day to be in New England, I'm opening for a big name, and after my set I can sit back and enjoy the show because I get the night off from headlining. Cool.