(No big deal, but I’ve had a couple of really good sets lately -after not doing stand-up for a while, too- and gotten some very high praise from some people I respect, and it’s all gone to my head and I’m walking around my apartment telling my girlfriend that she’s lucky she gets to live with a Comedy Messiah. And I’m half-joking, but half-not.)
(And the thing is that I’ve been to a lot of comedy shows, and I’ve seen a lot of bad comedians, and a lot of good-comedians-who-are-having-a-bad-night-and-take-it-out-on-the-audience, and I have had enough of that, you hear? Because all you have to do to have a good show is 1) be amazing and 2) treat the audience like they are amazing. None of this “why aren’t there more of you here, you assholes?” or “uhhh, that’s joke’s new, you don’t get it.” NO. FUCK YOU. JUST BE AMAZING. IT’S NOT HARD.)
(My fundamental, A1-message to all comics is you can will a good show into being. All you have to do is be your best, act like you’re performing for a thousand people who have all paid money to see you-and-only-you, and you will have the set of your life every time.)
(Oh, also, take the time to learn your material and practice at home. I swear, notebooks only belong on stage if you’re Steven Wright.)
(Yeah, give me 15 minutes of stage time spread out over a week, and suddenly I know everything about comedy. WELL the joke is on you because I already knew everything about comedy, it just took the mild self-esteem boost of performing to bring it out.)
*Mic drop, except not really because that damages the mic, assholes. Please have some respect for the establishment and your fellow comics.*
Bonus points for the gay voice that “is not a gay voice”.
We should all be allowed to indulge in our own culture’s tools of oppression, I guess.