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Stand-up comedy, coming up Sunday

So you know that recurring dream, the oneĀ  in which you arrive at a pizza place to do stand-up comedy but there's no one there, so you end up attempting to amuse three guys who are obsessing on pepperoni and one who's worried about wi-fi and ....

OK, maybe that is a bit specific, but it's my current concern. Long ago, I agreed to be in a stand-up comedy contest, because ... well, it was way in the future (April 22) and nothing to worry about. Now the future is almost here and I worry about whether anyone will be there.

It's stand-up time again?

A couple things about my stand-up comedy undertakings:

The bad news: It's been 15 years or so since the last time I did it.

The good: I should have some new material by now.

My last gig (which was also my first) was at the Connxtions Comedy Club in Lansing, part of a fundraiser for some worthy thing or other. Now -- with just a decade or two to rest up -- is a follow-up.