Well, here it is. From the stage of the Comic’s Lounge in Melbourne going around the world to you. The first thing I should point out is that this is not a great video from a technical point of view – I set the camera up on a tripod and I *knew* where I had to stand to stay in shot but I got nervous because none of the other comedians stood still so I started pacing around and kept walking out of shot. Straight after the show my friend Adrian was giving me some notes and suggested the character would work better if I held my position.
The second thing worth pointing out is that I have my own theme song! Woot! This was done for me by a YouTube fan by the name of Nutyas – you can find out more about him on his site at http://www.nsg-music.com
The third thing worth mentioning is that some idiot brought two little kids to the show, about 7 or 8 years old. But in order to minimise any trauma inflicted on the kids they sat them RIGHT AT THE FRONT. In the middle. Right in front of the fucking microphone. That didn’t put the performers off much. To get back at the parents I spend a bit of time talking to the kids.
Anyway, that’s enough rambling for now, it’s time for the video. In case anybody has any issues viewing the video through the blog, I’ll also provide some links to the video on YouTube and Revver. I think Revver makes it fairly easy to download the video as either QuickTime or Flash, although I’m having a little trouble with their new interface.
The URL for this video on Revver is http://one.revver.com/watch/65346
The URL for this video on YouTube is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkPtCNAcIyA
I plan on doing quite a bit more live performing – hopefully both my performances and the videos will get better. I want to close of by being very un-angry for a moment and thanking a few people “without whom this wouldn’t have been possible” (as they say at the Academy Awards).
First, the love of my life, without her support I doubt I’d be maintaining this blog let alone branching out into live peformance.
Second, Adrian Calear, who took the time to come along to the show and give me a significant support, advice and feedback. This guy is a professional and he took the time out to help me as a friend. Yes, this is the same friend who’s having health issues. AND he’s directing four shows in the Melbourne Fringe Festival. An incredibly generous guy. Besides helping me, he also took time out to talk to other performers there and give advice when he was asked. This was people he’s never met before. He makes me feel guilty. As soon as I get the details of his shows I’ll publicise them here, they are really good (I’ve already seen them) and well worth your time if you’re in Melbourne for the Fringe.
Third, Nutyas, as I mentioned before he’s the guy who did the theme music for me. Another incredibly creative and generous individual. He sent me a message on YouTube saying how much he liked my videos and inviting me to check his stuff out. He’s a musician and as I’m completely unmusical, I was really impressed with his work. I jokingly suggested he could do a theme song for me and less than 24 hours later he’d done it! Anyone else out there want me to feature their original work on a video? I’m all for it 🙂
12 responses to “Mr Angry Live!”
I like it, pretty damn good for your first time. If I had to make one piece of criticism, it’d be that you often looked down; it made you appear kinda nervous. But the mask and T-shirt in a public performance were just comedic gold. 🙂
Jason: good pick me = damn nervous. Thanks for the encouragement and feedback, I’m planning to do this quite a bit more so stay tuned for the evolution of Mr Angry.
Brilliant, Mr. Angry! Very well done. I was so waiting for the video.
It is great. I would be so nervous but you were much calmer than most people I have seen perform first time.
Like Jason pointed out, you did look down quite a bit but that reduced by the time the video ended. And like Adrian said to you, if you stay still and look at the audience directly, you’ll look angrier – someone who means business.
I can see it must have taken you lots of patient rehearsals and hard work.
Thanks Saly. Now I think of it, the main reason I was looking down is that’s where the audience was. I might try a different camera angle new time so it looks a bit more natural.
Mr Angry – marhaba, congratulations, makorokoto!!
I am SO proud of you and happy for you – and I love having a celebrity as my friend!!
I am at the university right now so I cannot enjoy the video to the fullest, but will do later. Can’t wait!!!
Thank you Nazli, I think it’s a bit early to be calling me a celebrity 🙂 I’m just happy I have such positive supportive online friends!
Getting ready to go on the road. Have my black smith and wesson handcuffs ready. Now for the pistol. I’ll be a hell of a body guard!
Good job, mate! I understand your nervousness completely. I played drums professionally for about 10 years in my younger days, and I’ll never forget the first time I actually performed in front of an audience. Before going on I felt so weak physically that I didn’t think I could lift my arms to play. But, when the 1-2-3-4 count began it was as if some previously unknown well of energy had opened up in me and I found that I was able to get the job done. I felt that way before shows for at least a year after I started playing live gigs.
I guess it hits us all differnetly, but take my word for it–the nervousness will go away as you get more gigs under your belt.
My advice is for the future: there will be nights when you suck so hard or where the audience hates you so much that you’ll want to toss it all in. Don’t. It happens to the best.
Sandra: stay in practice, you never know when you’ll be called upon
Kyklops: thanks for cheering me up with the “audience will hate me” thought 😉
LOL @ kyklops advice.
It was a good performance..did you walk on with the mask?
The toilet humor is not my thing; although the last punch line is really hilarious. Mr. Angry, you best just remember us lil folks when you are chilling out at the Daily show someday 🙂
you were nervous? where?
i cant believe how you delivered that without any ums or ahs, or stopping and starting. that was VERY good. doing the vlogs must’ve helped! yay!
shame about the kids, why would you bring your kids to it? why!
Salamaat Maliha, I’d never forget my early supporters – I’d never go anywhere without this encouragement
Maryam: Lots of practice. And the kids thing was really messed up. I have no idea why the venue let them in actually.