my comedy, my (broken) rules [update]
Been talking to a lot of new comics lately about setting your own boundaries and finding your own spot in comedy. When you’re first starting to perform it feels like you’re learning a lot of rules about what you have to do and when and how and with who. Most of those “rules” I can tell you now,…
It’s been a while since I posted this & I have found that some of these rules have shifted. For example, I did several festivals this year and had a great time. I’ve also performed on a show at Yuk Yuks (OUTrageous) and also had a great time (I’ll be on again in Sept) with no “bullshit” to speak of. If anything I’d say my idea of what club comedy is / “has” to be was based on the word of other people…definitely better to experience it for myself. I also have clips on YouTube now (feel free to share them widely). I also made an appearance on MTV. Whoops!
It’s funny what a difference a year or two makes in your outlook. I still maintain that these rules did help me figure out exactly what I’m doing in comedy and why/what my boundaries are…but I don’t intend on sticking to all of these, or even ANY of these forever. Excluding of course, putting up with other people’s bullshit :)