This trade took place at Laffhole.
It's a weekly Indie comedy show that recently moved from CHAC to Chop Suey. This was my first live trade that I've done onstage. I brought three items with me: the tombstone, the "How to Cook Like A Stud" cookbook and a painting of a cockfight. The idea was that all of the people offering up trades would tell a story about it onstage and then the audience would pick, by round of applause, who I should trade with. Then, the winner got their pick of which of the three items they wanted to take home with them. It was pretty cool for a first attempt at this thing...and at the end, people were yelling, "Cockfight! Cockfight!" And that can never be bad.
Jim didn't win the contest, but I traded with him in the green room because he was kind enough to lug that painting over to the show in the middle of the night and I couldn't very well ask him to lug it back home too, now could I?
He wisely chose the very light (fits in your pocket even!) copy of How to Cook Like a Stud! I'm sure he'll enjoy it. It shows you how to make food with tools in your garage. Mmmmmmm sanitary.