This past Sunday, I went up on stage for the first time ever to do stand-up comedy. It was the so called "graduation" to a stand-up comedy class that I took and it was held at one of the top clubs in the city. There was an almost sold out crowd of about 120 people in the room, all of whom were friends & relatives of the 10 class performers. I don't think I was ever as nervous in my entire life, my leg was shaking like crazy as I waited for the teacher to annouce my name. I had a couple of drinks beforehand which helped take the edge off, but I was still a ball of nerves. Anyway, my perforamnce turned out fine, the first laugh does help put you at ease. It was a very supportive crowd so I got some nice laughs. I feel a real sense of accomplishment as I've faced, for me, the scariest thing I think I could ever try. I was wondering if there is anyone on the forum who has tried this or is thinking of trying this. I would like to hear your experiences. Thanks.