I've had this idea for a routine for a while now.
So I'm going to start recording the progress here, and hold myself accountable.
Before I do though I was hoping I would refine the idea of it here with some of your thoughts critiquing the thing.
This routine is primarily for when I go to events but can be used anywhere and anytime and I will use it to open small to larger groups 3 -7 sets at most is ideal I believe, any bigger and I will probably start losing attention unless I'm super captivating somehow.
It's a very simple routine
I walk upto the group and say (based on their groups state):
"hey you guys seem to be having lots of fun" or "hey you guys seem like you know each other really well," or just plain dive into routine with "hey guys how are you all ? Would you all be interested in playing a game?
If they accept chances are they may say "do we win anything?" I was going to hand out money at first, but that's just a lame waste of money. so I planned to instead pit them selves against each other (especially if they have a good relationship with each other, this should work well.) and say well you get to see which of you is the smartest one, I'm sure you've all wanted to know.
before I get into the game I will say "before we started I'd like to get to know my contestants a bit" and ask for their name and possibly country of origin, while shaking their hands.
The game is very simple and its basically a questions game (based on the size of their group whoever answers 3 to 5 questions first wins, simple game of intellect) In the middle of it I will try and say something to get the whole group to begin laughing HARD or REACT to something HARD (TO make a lot of noise in the venue -> Yeah I sound like an attention whore but its a huge dhv)if I can do it without looking try hard, which is something I'm not sure I should even incorporate into the routine at all tbh. (looking for some mpua opinions here)
Once the game ends I will ask the all important question, "So how do you all know eachother?"
and go from there. That's all I got for now and honestly if I can pull this game off successfully like 3 - 4 times at huge social events, it will be a giant social proof dhv for me, especially if I merge the sets, lol a real challenge to how much skill I think I really have. The groups can become safety blankets and I can just come back to them later if need be. Only risk is if I get blown out of the set and the whole group denies the game, I've lost that set. Any advice?
What do you guys think? Please reply if you have some solid experience and knowledge thats going to be helpful. Appreciate it.