Remembering this is supposed to be a blog about happenings in Comedy School, I suppose now would be appropriate to let you, world, know what’s been going on within the padded walls of my school lately.
It took a little while, but it seems all of a sudden like everyone has a strong desire to exercise their funny bone and so spoken-about projects are now becoming reality-projects. It’s been a busy past few days.
For example, I don’t know if I’d mentioned this in previous blogs and I’m too lazy to go back and check, but my section at school had spoken about putting together a website that would sortof track the careers of all of us ambitious funny little rapscallions along our paths to comic achievement, or lack thereof. So, we’ve had a meeting and, for the first time, murder was not attempted on any of the members which, I should mention, is quite the improvement for this group! We talked about filming sketches and putting them onto to the web because some of the kids in the class have bought fancy cameras, some of us are experienced with fancy lighting and some of us have decided to transform our basements into greenrooms. (Dedication, right?) There’s talk about putting together awesome podcasts, product reviews and, a project I’m super-psyched about, a newscast similar to SNL’s Weekend Update. An ambitious project for sure, but it seems everyone’s excited about it. I’ll keep you all posted on our progress, especially if we post videos.
Oh, speaking of videos. I forgot to mention to you all that someone was gracious enough to sit through our entire Archival Sketch Show from a few weeks back and the videos have been posted to YouTube. You can watch the sketches at: http://www.youtube.com/user/LDcomedy2012#p/u/4/WE2tbwuYZKw. It’s long, but they’re divided into segments, so you can take your time with it. If you’ve forgotten what I look like, let me refresh your memory, I’m the one who looks like a fat foreigner throughout a good 75% of my performance and no, I did not realize my leggings were see-through before going on stage. Yes, I do find this to be terribly embarrassing.
Next up, Humber had made a deal with a Toronto comedy club called Comedy Bar to showcase the school’s sketch troupes on Monday evenings. Sadly, hardly anyone ever attended, so a troupe in particular, Vest of Friends as they are known, have decided to take control of the time slot and turn it not only into a sketch performance hour, but more of like, a variety show including Stand-up comics, improv troupes and other sketch troupes. On that front, I’ll be heavily involved in the improv portion of the performances and I’m also on board one of the sketch troupes called “The Temps” featuring a group of people who love to write and perform sketch, but who aren’t well-liked enough to be asked to be part of an actual troupe. What? No. That’s only kindof true.
As far as classes go, everything seems to be pretty hunky-dory lately. I’ve written a story that one of my professors suggests I should enter into a contest hosted by the Toronto Star, so I’ll work on some editing and get that done for him. That’s for my English class. All is well in Stand-Up world, except I need to work on a bunch of one-liners, which I think will be very difficult because, as you can tell from this blog post, for example, I have a tendency to be somewhat verbose.
On that note, I’m going to log off. I hope you all check out the sketch performance vids because we had such a great time putting on that show!
In the meantime, if you’re in Toronto, stay dry. If you’re elsewhere, I don’t know your current weather conditions, so… stay awesome.