Sunday, February 22, 2015
These last two weeks have done me very well in terms of my project. I have shared some of my material with friends and family, and I got some feedback from my mentor. My grandmother is my mentor, who used to be a standup comedic back in the day. She helped me a lot, and gave me many pointers on how to perform. Also, I spent the past week in Aspen, CO, where quite a few funny things happened! From funny waiters, to duck tape incidents, I now have some more inspiration, for new material, as well as some funny stories. Yesterday I began to talk out some of these funny events, and see where it got me. I record all of my material, so I can see if its actually funny when spoken, and so I can practice telling the jokes. Recording my material is nice too, because I can easily send it to others to receive speedy feedback. Now that I've got some pretty funny material, I'm feeling very excited about my project, and I'm anxious to start performing!
Saturday, February 7, 2015
In January, I wrote a lot of new material, and really started to think about performing. However, this past two weeks, I haven't worked on my project that much due to lack of time. Since I have a fair amount of somewhat funny material, I've started thinking a lot about performing. I've gotten a lot of advice to practice jokes as much as you can, but I'm really not sure where! I don't really know of any comedy clubs, or open mic nights anywhere near me, so I've felt that I've hit a roadblock. I'm sure there is somewhere around here where I can perform, but it's gonna take some looking into! I need to start performing some of my material so that I can tweak them, and figure out what works and what doesn't. I'm really excited to begin to performing, but I'm also really nervous. It would be so awful if I bombed!