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booklady78 04-06-2010 04:49 AM

being bold in public
I had an opportunity to be rather bold in public this past weekend, here's what happened :)

My bf and I were at a comedy club and were seated right near the stage. At one point, the comedian sees my bf and I holding hands and asks us a few simple questions, 'How long have you two been together?", I answer '8 months' he replies 'Ah, no wonder you're still holding hands, I give it another year'. Audience chuckles and comedian continues on. He had a good act, but the audience didn't seem that impressed, only a few chuckles now and then.

He turns back to my bf and I later and asks us if we've ever been married, we look at each other and my bf replies 'No, but she still is!' to which the audience perks up a bit, comedian jumps on this. He says to me 'Oh, so you're seperated then?' and I say 'No' with a big grin on my face. He asks me to explain what my husband would think of me out with another man to which I reply 'He doesn't mind, he's out with his gf right now'. Comedian is loving this, with great flourish pulls his stool up in front of our table and asks some more questions. I tell him I'm polyamorous and he politely asks a couple questions. At one point, my bf tried to enter the conversation, but the comic shut him down with some smart ass comment about me being 'the one in charge with 2 men in my life' :P He didn't really joke too much, he seemed curious and just a bit flabbergasted. He said 'You know, the you've really freaked out the audience with all this, but it's the strongest reaction from this crowd I've got all night!'

It really was rather funny, my heart was racing the whole time, but it felt so incredibly liberating to just be open about it. The comedian wasn't rude or disrespectful, he handled it well. Don't think anyone had ever answered his 'Have you ever been married?' question quite like that before :P

maca 04-06-2010 05:14 AM

You really need to copy paste this story to the " poly things that make you smile" This sounds like a great time!;)

booklady78 04-06-2010 05:41 AM

Thanks Maca :)

korindino 04-06-2010 06:22 AM

Sounds like an awesome night! I don't think I could be that open in front of an audience!

ImaginaryIllusion 04-06-2010 09:48 AM

That's ballsy...especially in Alberta. Well done. :cool:

EugenePoet 04-06-2010 12:15 PM

Wow -- that's braver than I could be. Kudos!

NeonKaos 04-06-2010 02:25 PM

My husband is a stand-up comic and works our relationship into some of his jokes.

So was this comedian funny at all besides what happened with you folks?

(I used to write rhyming poems)

ourquad 04-07-2010 12:16 AM

Very cool. I'm proud of you. It's it great to find at least one way to be honest about your life and it not come back to bite you in the ass?;):D

saudade 04-07-2010 12:50 AM

Congrats! That is so kickass... :D

Quath 04-07-2010 01:46 AM

I went to a comedy club where the comedian started to joke about polyamory. I thought it was pretty funny because it shows polyamory going mainstream. The only joke I really remember was when he said, "'Polyamory' comes from the Greek, 'poly,' to mean 'many' and from the latin, 'amory,' to mean 'diseases.'"

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