I did some stand up last night and I'm not happy about it. I just wasn't present during my set, I was just saying the words. I hate when that happens.
I tried a couple of times to kick myself into the moment but it just didn't arrive. I was thinking more than I was simply letting go and performing; my comedic voice was not there, the rhythm to my thoughts and pace were no where to be found.
Part of the problem I was guarded and not vulnerable, had nearly zero connection with my own material and so definitely not with the audience.