Me vs. Mic in Hand

by Tom Ballard

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Sydney’s Mic In Hand has to be one of my favourite rooms in the country. I got to headline there in February 2012. It was jolly fun, but some crazy shit went down and I happened to be recording it on my phone so I thought I’d share it with you.

The brilliant Wil Anderson closed the second bracket trying out some new stuff and he had a cracking set. The only weird bit was when he was discussing the idea of a comedian’s ironic death and he mentioned changing a light bulb. He meant to say “…and I’d fall off the ladder…”, but he accidentally said “…and I’d fall off the lightbulb…” and then the crowd didn’t really laugh as much as he expected and he funnily berated them for that.

So I mentioned that when I first got up and Wil heckled me back from the crowd and it was fun. You’ll also hear a weird heckler up the back of the room and my pouncing on a young girl in the front who was texting during the show.

Apologies for the audio quality, too. But hey, it’s free.

Macaroons for all!


released December 13, 2012



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