Remembering Names

Performing a lot, I get introduced to a lot of new people and remembering names is tough. I actually have an extremely good memory, probably just a bit shy of what most people would label as freak-status, but names are difficult. Part of it is that my memory is poorly focused: I remember a ton pretty accurately but not necessarily the things I wanted to remember. I'm very good at remembering names, and very good at remembering faces, and absolutely awful at remembering which name goes with which face. A few nights ago at a show, I was so incredibly relieved that both of the people up on stage with me were named Carol, I was grinning for the entire length of the trick.

None of this was really news to me, but I know many people, performers included, who face similar problems and maybe this will be helpful.

They're clever and they're Canadian.