Today I got a notice from Yahoo Groups that someone was unsubscribing from my "baratunde-standup" list. I set this thing up in 2002 and last used it then. It was when I first started doing standup. I looked back to the very first message, and here's what I found:
Subject: Baratunde LIVE again???

Defying all conventional wisdom as well as environmental considerations, the
good people at The Comedy Studio have invited me back after my performance
of exactly one month ago. This is rather significant for me, considering
that my last performance there was due only to my being in a comedy class.
But not this time. This time, it's a REAL GIG. With REAL audience members.
And REAL tomatoes.

So why am I telling you this? Well, many of you owe me money and/or favors.
Your presence at my show would go a long way toward forgiving some of this

Others of you just had the ill-considered fortune to leave your email
addresses within my grasp.

For those who saw the last show, I'll be doing SOME of the same material,
but I'm mixing it up with a little something new.

This Friday May 31
The Comedy Studio
3rd Floor of the Hong Kong Restaurant in Harvard Square
cover between $7 - $10 based on level of body odour


\[email address removed]
comedian / writer / tech-geek

For my Boston folks, I'll be returning the weekend of April 25th for a show at The Comedy Studio, where it all started six years ago.

Friday April 25th
The Comedy Studio
1238 Mass Ave, 3rd Floor of the Hong Kong
Harvard Square, Cambridge MA
you should make reservations