This was an open mic and I decided to work on a character that I created long before I started doing stand up.
“Boris” or “Rasputin” was born in October of 2003 when I decided to dress as a Russian Hockey player for Halloween. I speak fluent Russian, so I started going up to girls and speaking Russian, they’d be confused, and then my friend would come by in a minute, “translate” that I say “hi” and that I’m a foreign exchange student and then I’d break into broken English.
0m35s I was trying to make it ambiguous between “blonde people” and “blind people” but put too much emphasis on it.
0m54s Any words you don’t understand are Russian. I usually just continue saying the same line I’d usually say, but in Russian instead of English.
1m03s I can’t have an “or” between my first and second example, as that messes up the flow for the third example.
1m29s Say “L – U – V” with pauses between letters.
1m38s I looked down after the punch line, I hate when I do this.
2m24s Dance dirtier and for longer.
2m52s I started trying to do a little improv work based on what I thought the character would say.
3m04s Translated that means “I don’t know what I wanna talk about.”
3m24s I shouldn’t have laughed there as that screwed up the laughter momentum.
3m41s I came up with the VCR instruction manual on the spot.
3m48s I wish I came up with some follow up jokes about that.
Overall: I did a much better job of staying in character this time than the last time I tried doing a character here. I also had a couple of good improvised lines. That was actually my best joke in the set.