Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

23 Oct 2001, 23:20 p.m.

Just saw and performed in the Squelch! Comedy Night at…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Just saw and performed in the Squelch! Comedy Night at Blake's on Telegraph. That last sentence had an unusual number of capitalizations, I must say.

Al Madrigal, the second banana, was much funnier than Mickey Joseph, the headliner, who forged on with his act despite his Berkeley audience's decidedly cool response to racial-stereotype humor.

My puns didn't go over so well (perhaps the intoxicated members of the audience couldn't parse "Pepsi and Coke are known vectors of E-Cola" quickly enough), but my "Berkeley questions for a Berkeley sex advice column" bit got 'em laughing and I exited relatively gracefully.

Poor Seth tried to come by and couldn't because he lacked a photo ID. Grrr. But I did see Leonard and Sunil and other acquaintances.