Flop Sweat

You'd think after being in radio for as long as I've been in radio that I would no longer get stage fright or nerves. 


I first noticed it when comedian Christopher Titus stopped by the studio one day. About midway through the interview I noticed I was sweating. A lot. When I asked Titus if the room temperature was uncomfortable, he said no. 

So it was just me. Sweating. 

Why was I sweating? I guess I was having a case of flop sweat. I was afraid of screwing up and appearing dumb in front of a famous person. 

If you've ever seen Albert Brooks in the movie "Broadcast News" you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. 

And It's happening again today, right now. I've got Bob Zany in studio with me talking about his show Saturday night at the Fox Theater to support the Kern County Armed Forces Support Foundation, and I'm sweating like I just ran a marathon. 

At least I am while I'm in studio. When I step out for a break, it stops. 

By the way, catch Bob Zany on TV tomorrow morning on KGET TV17 sometime between 5:30 and 6:30. Then you can meet Bob at The Broken Yolk Cafe on East Brundage next to the Hampton Inn & Suites around 7:30, or at Bakersfield Harley on Merle Haggard Drive at noon. There'll be TV there as well. And you'll be able to buy tickets to the show Saturday Night at The Fox Theater. 

Mike Bell

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