Leadoff Hitter

Junior League of Knoxville's "Comedy & Cocktails with Leanne Morgan" preview party for Tinsel & Treasure 2012 The next baby-step in my comedy hobby (it’s too soon to call it a career) went well. I opened for professional comedian Leanne Morgan at a charity event last night. “Comedy and Cocktails with Leanne Morgan” included a two-hour preview of the Junior League of Knoxville’s Tinsel & Treasure shopping event, followed by a one-hour comedy show. I also served as emcee by making a few announcements and by bringing on Royal Chef Darren McGrady to promote the luncheon he is hosting today.

Junior League of Knoxville's "Comedy & Cocktails with Leanne Morgan" preview party for Tinsel & Treasure 2012 When I found out I got the gig, I wrote a couple of lines that mentioned the Junior League and transitioned into the same material I used last week in the Host with the Most Competition. Because a chunk of my set is about growing up in New York, I realized I would need to acknowledge the devastation of Hurricane Sandy while still keeping things light. I did so by mentioning that my mother is enjoying her stay in a nice hotel while the power is out at her house on Long Island.

Junior League of Knoxville's "Comedy & Cocktails with Leanne Morgan" preview party for Tinsel & Treasure 2012 Leanne has seen me do improv before but this was the first time she’s seen me do stand-up. She was very complimentary of my act and said she’d love to have me open for her again some time. That’s the best compliment I could have received.

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3 Responses to Leadoff Hitter

  1. Full of the awesome! :)

  2. Dennis Reedy says:

    I had a great time last night at this event. You did a great lead-in for Leanne’s act and I enjoyed both of your comedy routines.

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