I did this last week.
It was supposed to be a music/miscellaneous open mic at my college, but it wasn’t advertised whatsoever and was on a friday night. Basically, one kid played guitar and then I was the next one up.
There was no stage, mic stand, or lights. It was in the corner of a small room with four people watching, all of whom were members of the organization committee that set up the show.
So here’s a topic for comedians to respond to: what would you do in my situation? Do the set you planned? Fuck around and riff? Not go up at all?
In my case, I tightened up and couldn’t tell the jokes I had planned to. I looked at the shred of paper with my set on it and I knew I couldn’t even bother. I tried to talk to the people there and it turned into 5 people talking and 1 of them talking into a microphone. Very strange. I got off after like 3 minutes of nothing.
But I feel like some people (more experienced than I) could have done something with it.
What would you do?