Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pics from A crazed week of performing.

From 9/24/09 @ Mic Club in Lucky Jack's on LES.

Waltz Astoria 9/23/09.

Performing @ Yippie's Museum Cafe 11/8/09

This Just in: Have gig booked for A night of comedy hosted by yrs truly :)
Featuring Nathan Rand, Brian Douglas and myself, Jen Perney.
The three of us serving it up Stand Up style.
11/8/09 @ Yippie's Museum Cafe. Start time: TBA

Yippie Museum Cafe

9 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 677-5918

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Lucky Jack's 9-24-09

So this was my warmup set if you will, prior to my show the next nite on Friday the 25th.

Undoubtedly my finest 10 minute set I believe.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Waltz Astoria. 9/16/09

A great week for Stand Up

This week I feel has been monumental on the stand up front. Have been taking more chances. Sure some jokes, bits, stories don't always fly. But, the growth is in learning how to fail first. Last two nights have taken to chance of not really having a set to cling to whilew I'm up there. Last night's set @ Waltz Astoria, which is where my first 45 minute set will be- I took the liberty of "winging it". Started off a bit rocky. As if you are sharing the first few kisses with someone, and yr bumping in to one another's noses and the "dance" is still not graceful yet. But, along the way you find that flow that is needed to interpret the passion you feel.

I closed with some material that I know I can say I am TRULY proud of. Videos will soon be posted of these new sets. But for now have some pics to post.

Monday, September 7, 2009

practice, practice, practice.

Have spent a very large majority of this holiday weekend writing news bits and practicing my set for my show. Went into the hall in my apt. this morning and roomie asks, "Have you been on the phone or talking yrself." LOL!!! In fact was talkingto myself. Reading and timing my material that I have written for the show. Of course for those who know me well, I certainly have the ability to talk for 30 minutes. But, wanna hit this shit spot on!!!
A fellow comic gave me some advice recently that I feel has really helped in my delivery while doing standup. "Jen, the crowd is like a girl you know yr goona hook up with. She's already wet, she wants it. Just fuck her!" These words are not verbatim but a cliifnotes of what he suggested.
Totally works. No need to get up there and give too much back story to things. They want the laugh. They want to get fucked. So I guess I'm a slut, because I intend to fuck them like crazy. LOL!!!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Allow me to introduce myself

Hello All,

My name is Jen Perney. I am a Jane of all trades. Standup Comedian, specializing in the poetry of laughter. Have been doing standup for about 3 months now, and just can't get enough.
Getting ready for my first booked 30 min. slot on Sept. 25th @ the Waltz Astoria in Astoria, NY.

Will be utilizing this blog to document the writing processs and procrastination that occurs before your first "real" gig.

Mainly been performing my sets at open mics all over NYC. Will be posting where and when my daily travels should lead me to each night to perform.

Stay tuned and check out a set sometime.