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Comedy And My Perspective
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So what is comedy? Is that a question that you might have asked yourself? This is an age old question. I like to think that comedy is whatever is out of the ordinary, the unexpected. It makes you laugh. I am a comedian so believe me comedy surrounds my life. I have my own theories about comedy. I'd like to think that everyone has a comedian in them, or at least tries to be funny. That's what I like about comedy it makes you laugh. I know kind of a no brainer.

My way of life

For me comedy is a way of life. I love to make people laugh, I always have. Some define laughter as a release of tension. I'd like to think laughter is a release of stress. Laughter is a way for you to forget about your problems or at least laugh at them. I also love the different forms of laughter. Like there is always the nervous laughter. That usually happens at the comedy clubs when someone makes a joke that the audience finds offensive. I love the setup of jokes and then of course the punchlines. I am still considered a young comic but I believe my observations are pretty true about what I have seen.

Comedy Class

I consider myself a student of comedy. The comedy club is my class. I love when class is in session. Some comedians hate the open mic nights or amatuer nights. I believe that when I "make it" in this buisness that I will still go to the open mic nights. I believe that when you forget where came from you will never really have true success. In the open mic arena a lot can be learned. I have heard it said that when people pay for a performance there is an emotional attachment to the comedy show. I don't disagree. I would say that if the comedy show is the real " work" then the open mic is the" gym". I love the gym in this sense of the word.

The Open Mic

With the open mic is normally a free show for the audience. They have no real reason to laugh at your jokes. So your jokes are really depending on you. The way you deliver your jokes, your material, your stage presence. In this scene people are not obligated to laugh at you. In fact I have seen some audiences do just that not laugh at all at a comic. To the comic it has to be a little unnerving. That's what I love about the about the open mic scene.

The Paid Show

The paying show. I have experience in this avenue as well. Performers perfom for a show usually a host, a comedian and the headliner. In this scene you have to be on your game. Well at least material wise. This is where the comedy club makes their money. This is where the emotional attachment is. I love comedy shows unless I don't like the headliner. In this arena though politics play a part you can't upstage the headliner or are suggested never to. That to me is where the difference is between the open mic and the paid show. Comedy is comedy though.

Comedy Contests

The new thing now comedy contest or competitions. I believe that everyone is born with their own type of funny. I believe that comedy competitions are more for the audience. I don't believe you can actually judge what is funny. I believe it is subjective. What one person finds funny is different than what you may find as funny. I have said one thing on stage that I didn't think was funny but the crowd laughed at it. That's kind of an ah ha moment to me. I believe for a comedian the comedy contest allows you to get more stagetime and to me that equates to working out in the gym. The prizes help as well when money is involved.


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