Two Years of fun. Pessimistic, passive aggressive fun.
Happy 2nd Birthday, Clown College Confessions!
There are two things I would have liked to have ready to post on this, the second anniversary of my little blog:
- The First: to have had enough money to finally convert it to its own domain name and;
- The Second: to have been able to post photos from Fresh Meat and talked about the upcoming Cream of Comedy show.
But as it turns out, I’m still broke and I didn’t make it onto Cream of Comedy…
…this adorable teddy bear will have to suffice, OK? ALRIGHT?!?!?! What’s wrong? A cute teddy bear NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR YA? Well we’ll see about THAT!!!!
Somebody get me some chocolate cake.
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Clown College is officially over!!!! (with the exception of graduation, which will be happening in June, but who cares about actually graduating??!?! [I do, I made the Dean’s list!]) When I finished University, my Mom really wanted graduation photos, but I never got around to taking them. She might get what she asked for this time around, except I need to warn her, she’s not allowed to complain about the giant red nose.
On a different note, as the impending sense of dread looms nearby, we were given one last educational tidbit before calling it quits for the summer. Pam Thomas, casting agent, producer, manager (etc.,) who’s worked with Lorne Michaels at SNL, with KITH, with some of the SCTV crew and managed Maya Rudolph (etc.) came by to talk to us a bit about what happens après Humber…
Everything she said made sense:
- Get an agent
- Get a demo reel
- Get a website
- Move the fuck out of Canada
A one-on-one meeting with the guru turned into a one-on-two with someone who graduated 7 years ago and is currently touring the Yuk’s circuit while simultaneously working retail to get by. That’s what we call an “eye opener.”
I was worried there wouldn’t be much use for a blog that was meant to document my time at Comedy School after I graduated, but it looks like this is really just the beginning. There’s probably enough in the self-reflective element of this business that will keep me (and hopefully you) interested… for the next 7 years at least!
And if not, here’s a picture of my cat:
“I’d really like for you to kill in your showcase set, so we can prove to the people who don’t think you’re funny that you’ve got what it takes.”
How in the name of Pete is this supposed to make me feel confident?
Another fine example of how comedians; even grown-up, adult people, do not know how to interact with others.
Ever been given a car, then realized because you’ve never been insured before because you’ve been taking public transit ever since you left home for university, so you’re an at-risk driver and no insurer in his or her right mind will get you a good deal on car insurance, so you worry you’re going to dig yourself into a financial hole deeper than the one you’ve already doomed yourself into when you decided to go to clown college and start paying for car insurance two months before you graduate?
I keep meaning to update you. Today I couldn’t because I was working on my sit-com pitch for my screen writing class.
I’m pitching a sit-com.
This is cooooooooool!
I’ve begun writing a radio-play for our sketch class.
It’s amazing how much writing you can get done when you HAVE to.
I just want to make sure to continue feeling like I have to, even when school’s finished.