And thank goodness the performers were friendly because our sad attempt at comedy was making more people laugh at us rather than with us. In between us cackling at our own jokes, we gained some important pointers about the world of professional LOLs:
Lauren Krass: If people listen when you talk you can make a career out of it.
Vince Fabra: “Not sucking” is a really important skill to have when performing.
Quincy Jones: Changing your set every time will make your audience love you and your fellow comics nervous.
Dusty Slay: Sarah McLachlan commercials are hurting the market for good dead cat jokes.
Tim Höeckle: Though New York City can make you a celebrity, there’s something special about Charleston’s camaraderie and audience that keeps comics coming back for more.
We also realized that the general public probably isn't funny to people that get paid to be funny. Learning the hard way, we slipped away into the night to practice our punchlines for the Saturday night's after-party at Butcher & Bee.