Open Mic Night

D9391701-8F66-4F04-8157-08EFC51B3622“He’s definitely in his element, isn’t he?” JoAnne said of her boyfriend, Bob, who was on stage for open mic night at the comedy club.

“Well, he’s always been kind of a smart alec, hasn’t he?” Ed said. “So yeah, he’s right where he belongs, cracking jokes and in the spotlight.”

“If I didn’t know better, Ed, I’d say that you sound a bit jealous,” JoAnne observed.

“I am, actually,” Ed admitted. “After all, I used to be Bob’s mentor back in the day. I had accumulated a large mass of great jokes and one-liners. And I had an ample following of loyal fans, too.”

“I didn’t know you used to do stand up,” JoAnne said. “How long ago was that?”

“Oh, it’s been years since I last got up on stage, JoAnne,” Ed said. “I’m in my sixties now, my twilight years, as they say. So I’m living vicariously these days by watching my star pupil strut his stuff. And the boy is damn good, too.”

“You were a great teacher, Ed,” JoAnne said.

“It’s more that he has the right stuff, JoAnne,” Ed said.


Written for these one-word prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (element), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (smart), Word of the Day Challenge (mentor), Scotts Daily Prompt (mass), Daily Addictions (ample), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (crepuscule). Please note: I had never heard of the word “crepuscule,” so I Googled it and learned that it is a rarely used synonym for “twilight.” So rather than awkwardly trying to fit in “crepuscule,” so I substituted the more common synonym.

 

3 thoughts on “Open Mic Night

  1. rugby843 September 18, 2018 / 10:44 am

    This reminds me I just watched a new series on Amazon, and it was hilsrious, at least to me, can’t wait for the second season. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango September 18, 2018 / 3:13 pm

      Yes, it’s a great, funny show and it did quite well at the Emmy Awards last night.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Sight11 September 18, 2018 / 2:53 pm

    Nowadays the jokes are mostly racially inclined, like we don’t know any better..

    Liked by 1 person

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