I just recently got hired on a trial basis for the Storrowton Tavern in the "Big E" (A HUGE New England attraction in MA) and I'm PUMPED! I'm going to work Saturday nights for three hours before the band comes out, and they want me there throughout the summer and possibly into the Big E itself, which draws people from all over the country! That means I'll have permission to work the streets just outside the restaurant during one of the busiest times of the year here!
I've been working on some cool routines, plus some of my bread and butter routines I hope will go over well. The house that serves as the tavern is about 200 years old, so it's very atmospheric. I can't wait...
One question, or request for ideas, I'm planning to do an effect with my business card so I can leave it with the guests. Should I close with this (it's very strong), leaving them to talk about perhaps hiring me for parties without feeling pressured by me standing there while they do, or should I open with it and leave it on the table for the whole mini-show? Either way will be fine, I'm sure, but which seems best? Thanks guys!