I talk about bringing my comedy on stage, and my one lingering question.
There is only one more class before the final showcase, and the time has really flown by. I have a good portion of my set, but I'm concerned I'll never be ready by August 28th. It is common for artists to worry their projects won't be done on time, that the work won't be good enough. Ironically, this is exactly where I'm supposed to be. An artist's work is like his child. We spend time getting it ready to be revealed to world, but at the same time we want to keep it from getting hurt and feeling bad, so we want to hide it.
I feel the same way, I don't want to get hurt or feel bad, but great comedy comes from taking risks. This will be the first time I will be on stage, and then I plan on doing it all the time. Nothing makes me happier or prouder than hearing someone laugh at my comedy. Psychically I am abnormal, and I got teased in school because of it, and I still feel judged because of it. The safe thing to do would be to keep off the stage. I have not gotten to where I am by being safe, and I won't get to where I want to go by being safe. I want to be a great comedian.
The final question for myself: Will my comedy set include references to my disabilities?
There's the cliffhanger. I know that I alone have to make the choice, but I am interested to hear what other people think, so please discuss in the comments. The showcase is tuesday August 28th at the La Jolla Comedy Store at 8 pm.
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