The weeks are speeding past now. Or maybe it just feels that way because it doesn’t take me an hour to get everywhere now. Either way, this week went by super fast.
On Monday, in addition to working and attending class, (as usual,) I hosted the second portion of the evening for our Comedy Girl recital. I’d decided to take on an additional stand-up class because I didn’t like where my stand-up was at with just Humber and the few open-mics I was attending. I wanted help re-wording and sharpening some of my material. It’s surprising how many people it takes to actually come out with a good joke.
After a series of weekly classes at Comedy Bar, my group of Comedy Big Girls were finally due to perform our new & improved stuffskies.
It was so fun to work/perform with a group of such talented women. That’s right. All women. The main difference between these classes and the stand-up classes at Humber, I found, is that these women tell jokes based on experiences they’ve lived, actual events they’ve gone through. I personally prefer humour that comes out of the shared human experience; stuff that you can really put yourself in a particular situation and really feel what a person must have been going through; be it terribly painful, or awkward or whatever the case may be – as long as it’s ultimately hilarious.
It was a really fun night, and I’ll certainly consider taking more classes with Dawn Whitwell, and the ladies in future.
Any ladies interested in trying out stand-up for the first time, or working out some of the kinks in the stuff you’ve already got should DEFINITELY try these classes out. Go here for more information: http://comedybar.ca/classes.php
I need to find a job for the summer. Something that won’t take up so much of my time/brainpower so I can perform in the evenings. I want to increase the amount of open-mics I attend. I need to.
But I work so much right now at school. I spend so much time telling other people how to get jobs, I don’t have time to find one for myself.
So, I’m an idiot sometimes. Like the times when I shove my foot so far down my throat you can smell nail polish out of my butt.
I’m damn clumsy sometimes. Like times at open mics when I trip over the mic wire and cause a tragic delay and enables me to say things that force my foot so far down my throat… get it? It’s a vicious cycle.
All unfortunates aside, last night I performed at a Friday night stand-up show run by some awesome first year Humber students.
O'Gracious Host: Ben Beauchemin
The atmosphere at room-launches is always great, in my experience. (This is my second room-launch performance.) Everyone’s so excited at the potential of getting something regular happening and performing with people they know/like/respect/find hilarious.
The show felt like just that, and on a Friday to boot! It’s amazing to get the opportunity to perform on a Friday because most of the time, it’s hard to find a spot willing to accommodate amateur comedy on a Friday, the busiest drinking night of the week! And amateur comedians and their friends are usually broke. The economics just don’t fly.
Doing inappropriate things to poorly drawn paintings of the Three Stooges however, soars… apparently.
Congrats to Cassiee, Troy, Ben & all the comics who made O’Grady’s kick off a great success! Hope you let me back on next time!
"I sent my brother to Bear Night."