Two weeks in and we’ve finally begun actually doing stuff, as opposed to sitting around hearing about what we’re going to be doing, in the program and in life as successful and/or failed comics.
We’re already working on some cool assignments. One of which is the memorization of a monologue, to be performed in my Acting and Voice class. As many of you may know, a childhood filled with too many hours spent watching television and with the advent of modern instant communication, I probably have the worst capacity to retain and memorize just about anything. So, this has been a fun little challenge. I picked something out of Clerks. (The first one…the good one.) I felt like I wouldn’t have a hard time getting into Veronica’s character and that it would be a fitting role to play as a result. I’d originally planned on doing something out of Juno, but I felt that monologue was too short. Juno has plenty of lengthy voice-overs, but that’s about it. So, Kevin Smith it is.
I’m also working on putting together one-minute’s worth of Stand-Up material for my Stand-Up class. I’m finding it exceptionally challenging to sit down (ayuk) and write jokes. I guess the source of my humour has for a long time come out in the form of rants, which are not jokes, but rather long, drawn-out lists complaints about the state of this or that. The format of a joke is much different. Anyway, I’ve worked on something and I’ll just need to rehearse it before class on Tuesday. I’ll let you know how it goes!
I’ll leave you with one of the most important debates of our time. (Also from Clerks.) If you haven’t seen this movie yet, let this clip and others you find on YouTube be the motivation you need to check it out: