Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

11 Feb 2003, 23:27 p.m.

Tonight's open mic went well and badly. The audience…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

Tonight's open mic went well and badly. The audience actually came with me when I started, "I'm reading a self-help book. It's called The Prince." However, later I was a jerk and partially enabled an ugly altercation between a comedian and an offended audience member. Sigh. Yes, I do have buttons you can press even if you're not my sister (whom I love very much!), and I made rude comments about the fact that I am an Indian, and that referring to American Indians as "Indians" just confuses.

Several other performers were very funny, although none quite achieved the same level of transcendent "what the?" as did my improv experiences this weekend; stay tuned.