When I was a young man of 20, I was already a veteran comedian, having traveled the “road” and performing at college shows where the audiences ranged from “somewhat positive” (shoutout to Towson University!) to “indifferent, on their way to lunch” (Bristol Community College!) or “openly hostile” (Youngstown State “University!”).
Looking back on my notebooks from that young age is a source of alternating amusement and embarrassment. But occasionally I will unearth something from the pages that make me kind of proud of my post-pubescent self, and this is one of those. It was a parody of the famous poem “Casey At The Bat,” and as you can see, I got two pages in and got interrupted by something. I wish I’d finished it and actually made something of it.
But here it is: