Fragments Chapter 11 Page 17

There’s a lovely little hum and buzz from the people. They’re all gathering for the magic of laughter. For the communion of live performance. The talent has arrived and are getting comfy in the green room upstairs, my gaff. I’m running up and down the stairs meeting and greeting the punters and making sure that the stand-ups are happy.

The room is full and the venue looks great. There’s a funky backing track provided by the sound man and this show is ready to go.

Quick nod to sound man and backing track goes lower and that wonderful unspoken communication occurs with the collective mind that is the

audience. As one they slowly sink into an expectant silence and it is time.