Davin showed up on time , the DJ introduced him
he had about 60 people’s attention (if by attention she means I got a glancing look from a few people then sure)
another 20 at the back bar and 10 on line to go into a separate room for the tarot card reader
no differnet than if he was in a comedy club
quite similar to the set up (So in the client’s world comedy clubs are set up with 20 people standing in the back by the bar ordering drinks and talking, 10 people waiting online to have their fortunes read, a room that is shaped like the capital letter I meaning their were large portions of the room that I could not see or could not see me, and most of the clientele standing as opposed to sitting, plus no stage, and poor lighting. Yep sounds like your average night at your local Giggity Giggity Hut).
Davin had absolutely no control and no routine and absolutely no clue on how to make the audience want to listen to him. (This is very true. When you have people telling you to talk louder and you are shouting and the DJ is running his system off of a lap top instead of an amplifier then it can be a bit tough to command a distracted room. Plus people shouting out relatives names and grabbing the mic then yes it is clearly my fault the crowd could not be controlled. Next time I will come to the gig with billy clubs & tear gas. Occupy Hell Gig!)
He resorted by asking and saying to my boyfriend in front of his 14 yr old daughter , if all he wanted was for me to give him a blow job. (I don’t recall the blowjob comment. I am sure he would have loved a blow job. I was told there were no kids at the event. She did not look 14. It is not as if I asked her to give somebody a blow job. Please I’m a professional).
He picked on my sons friend , ( the only black kid in the place) (She told me I could talk to the audience. She never said we are suffering from white guilt and please just ignore the black guy. She stopped me mid show from talking to him. Equal rights lady…I’m a dick to everybody! By the way he was fine with me talking to him. He was not a delicate black orchid…see what I did there?) Now listen I am a perfomer and I understand
he was scrambling. (The famous I am a performer line. Once in awhile they get how hard stand up comedy is but often they don’t. I am sure she is some type of community theater actress. Even if she is doing commercials who cares. Try doing a Wisk detergent commercial in the middle of a party with inferior equipment and the roar of Italians fueled with booze. There’s no cut take two lady. Nobody to share the stage with. We work alone and you have no idea what type of hell this situation is for a comedian. I took the gig so fine but please do not think for one moment you have any idea how a comic can master this train wreck.) He could not figure out what to do. But that is completely unprofessional , he lasted all of 20 mins
a painful 20 mins. (Sounds like a description of a bad sexual experience. Not true what she said but I cover that below) I saved him from complete ,and utter disaster, by getting him off the stage.(If by stage you mean poorly lit dance floor then sure lady you are a saint).
But I paid him and your agency and the quality of performer was less than a 2 rating!! (Apparently this was a complete and utter disaster. Only way it could have been worse is if I asked the 14 year old girl to blow the one black guy. At least I didn’t do that!!! I think).
and AGAIN not becasue he was a poor comic with bad jokes
but becasue he had absolutely no skills what so ever to handle or work a crowd
a crowd that was at a party waiting and happy to be entertained (See lady that’s just it your crowd was not ready for a stand up comedy routine. Anytime you have to say crowd control and comedian it is not the proper situation. Now if you are going to release a terrible movie about Muslims on YouTube then I would say crowd control is a reasonable expectation.).
truly a waste of my money
utterly disappointed (Me too!)