It's interesting to see how some jokes that tend to do really well here in Ottawa don't do as well in other cities, even when it wasn't a local reference (the Dove stuff in particular). In any case, being told I only had 5 minutes instead of 6 forced me to drop a lot of fluff and really ensure that I was only doing the stuff I'm really strong with.
What's crazy is that I've got bits of material that are seasonal to spring and summer that are just... ripening, I suppose is the word, and those I can start doing soon too. I can honestly say that I could do 15 minutes now, which is something I couldn't say in the past.
Fun fact: I'll be doing an extended set as the headliner for the Lunenberg Pub's Open Mic night April 10th. It's going to be a blast and you should absolutely be there.