A laundromat/coffee shop hybrid establishment.
We hear the sounds of a busy coffee house:
The hissing of an espresso machine, the clattering of ceramic dishes, conversations being carried on at low, and not-so-low, murmurs.
There is a smattering of applause—not the most enthusiastic.
An open mic is in progress.
The HOST of the open mic is at the microphone.
And our next comic is new to the room, and she looks a little nervous. So please give a warm welcome to our first female comic of the night, Lydia Clark-Lin, everyone. Come on, make some noise.