There’s a cool type of club you find in the eastern parts of the US that you don’t find in the west where I live. Basement clubs.
There’s just something about the vibe of a cool club in the basement of a building. It’s the right feel for both great comedy and music. We’ve got a couple of them here in California. Blake’s in Berkeley comes to mind.
But on this night I was at the Yacht Club in Iowa City, IA for a great little comedy show run by Tom Garland.
It’s a weekly showcase type gig and they didn’t have a huge crowd for this one. But it was still nice to be in a college town with a younger, hipper, and more mixed audience than I’d had the previous couple days.
I worked on the mall and taser bits I’ve been trying to fine tune, as well as a few other bits and a rendition of “If I Were A Girl”.
I already had a headache going into the gig and, of course, did my most athletic material. But the set went great and really went a long way to relieving the feelings of the Cedar Falls shows.