What a difference a day makes! Last night's show was relevatory--everything locked into place and burst open in the best way. I haven't felt that good on stage in a long time, and the audience had a great time--it was really gratifying to connect with them, and to see that I am neither delusional nor mislabeled nor unintelligible to Europeans.
After the show we saw Jo Brand's set, which was really great--she's a deceptively, subversively smart comedian, and she manages to weave a smart feminist agenda into her work that is honest and clear...I can't think of a single American comedian who is doing that. It was pretty lovely to see an audience compromised 50-50 of women and men listening to a woman patiently and hilariously explain what was wrong with date rape WITHOUT it becoming pendantic or a lecture, AND having it retain a sense of whimsy and dark humor. Just wonderful moments throughout.
Today is a recuperation day--lots of fliering for Ruth, who is living with as the Slave for the summer, JM is learning the intricacies of UK clothes washing and I am trying to get caught up on my projects owed stateside. So that's all there's time for today.