-Put your handstogether for Dan Soder.
-My pre-show ritualsusually are, um,
drinking a beer, mayberelaxing a little.
I used to get drunkbefore class in college.
And it was like, thisguy is fucking awesome.
He's hammered beforeIntro to Roman Lit?
That's an 8AM class.
And then thinking about failure.
Now if I get drunk beforework, everyone's like, hey.
Are you cool?
You almost thinksometimes, like, oh,
this crowd's going to be great.
They just laughed atthat quip that I had.
You guys seem like a decentgroup of human beings.
And you know it's a bad crowdwhen they laugh at the set-up
and then fall flatat the punchline.
You shouldn't-- youshouldn't applaud.
The first real tremendousbomb that I ever had,
that has stuck withme over the years,
is an open mic in Tucson,Arizona, where it was
a three-minute set, and Ionly did a minute of premises.
Like, I just did premises.
So it's like me standingon stage, cotton-mouth,
being like, you guysever go with your friend?
Aw, man, women are weird.
What's up with this heat?
These idiots gave me aspecial on Comedy Central.
Probably the best bombI'll ever have in my life.
Maybe tonight might be good.
I don't know.