Tuesday, October 25, 2011
It isn't what you think. I've done workshops, read books and actually worked quite hard on not just being a twonk who thinks he's funny and really isn't.
I still have a long way to go and a lot to learn, but I am not just the funny guy at a BBQ any more :-)
My material has to be original and as a result I decided the easiest and best way to guarantee that was to draw entirely from my own personal experience.
Initially I picked on my childhood and my parents. It was exaggerated reality shall we call it. If you follow me on FaceBook you can find some snippets of my performances.
But now I am wanting to use my child-free experience and choice. I am finding it tough to integrate this stuff into my act.
I've seen many female comics use the old "I hate kids" stuff with uproarious results but not so much from the guys.
To make things tougher one of the local comedians has disappeared off the scene after a very public court case regarding certain illegal images found on their computer. While I haven't heard the court's verdict, the accusations are what you think.
Me making jokes about disliking kids could be taken the wrong way.
So for now I am treading slowly and carefully into that minefield of material.