The audience was enjoying every minute.
As a stand-up comedian, you dream about nights like these. I’d felt for some time that the decision to quit my job had been the right one.
It had been risky, but after getting more and more gigs, I’d finally taken the plunge and resigned. Redundancies had been mentioned, anyway. Like many places these days, the warehouse became totally automated.
So that’s why I had to laugh. Every joke was original and brilliantly constructed; all the punchlines were perfectly timed.
And I was forced to admit that Dave, the world’s first Comedybot, was very funny.