Private Chef

Probably working in a Japanese steak house! This, from 2011. As is often the case, I feel Arlo’s pain. I almost certainly could augment my income with personal appearances. Lots of cartoonists do so by putting together a cabaret act, although it’s never called a “cabaret act.” Many cartoonists actually seem to enjoy performing live, indeed are almost compelled to do so. And they find very appreciative audiences. I can’t do it. Stage fright. There is little that unnerves me more than speaking in front of a group, even a small group of familiar people. I should say, delivering a prepared program. If the format is conversational, i.e. Q & A, I do all right, but when it comes to a presentation, I’m hopeless. The rare appearances I do make usually begin with, “Are there any questions?”

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