Thursday, August 30, 2012

Audible August

Audible August....

Do you ever wonder if anyone hears you? Like, really hears you? The kind of listening that takes all their brain power to hear what you are saying? They don't.

Unless you are telling a shit joke. And by shit joke, I do not mean the kind of joke that's just shitty. I mean an actual joke that ends up with, "And then I took a dump in her sink..." Doesn't even matter what the set up is, you laughed at the "And then I took a dump in her sink". Trust me, you laughed. I heard it from here.

Growing up in a world where everything related to taking a dump is hilarious, is kinda gross to me. I cringe the moment a relative starts talking about medical procedures or fiber because I know that conversation about how many times a day they move their bowels will be coming out, pun intended.

America is a highly educated country. Millions of immigrants try to break into our realm just to utilize our educational system. Yet, the biggest laughs at a comedy club these days are jokes about shit. Shit stains. Taking a dump. Dropping off the kids. Looking for diamonds. Anything and everything that doesn't have to deal with shit, now does. Even the Presidential race is shit, but that's a different story.

As someone who is just trying to find her niche in the comedy world, I refuse to tell a shit joke. I will write one for other comedians, but if shit comes out of my mouth then I know I've sold out to get a quick laugh.

It's not about the quickies. A Comedian once gave me this advice, "Set up, Punchline. Set up. Punchline. No one has the attention span to hear anyone talk longer than that anymore." Well, I guess all those drugs in the 80's did their job? Hah!

Personally, I think a comedy show should be more than just getting the jokes out and making a person laugh. "Hickory Dickory Dock." We all know who said that, right? That's what it's about. Making something you say, YOURS, and having everyone know it's YOURS. That way if I go on stage saying, "Hickory Dickory Dock", you'll know I'm either doing a very shitty Andrew Dice Clay impression or stealing his material. Kinda shitty to steal a comic's signature jokes, don't you think?

Anyhow, now that I figured out what the password was to this site there will be more amazing blogs, not like this one, it's blows shit.

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