Are you a stand-up comedian?

Discussion in 'Community' started by oldschool, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. oldschool macrumors 65816


    Sep 30, 2003
  2. themadchemist macrumors 68030


    Jan 31, 2003
    Chi Town
    I'm a sit-down comedian...Every time I get up to make a joke, everyone just asks me to sit down and shut up...

    See, there you go...

    Just like that...

    [Awkward silence]

  3. oldschool thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 30, 2003
  4. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    I'm not a comedian of any kind. Don't even have the ability to remember a joke.
  5. jefhatfield Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    i sometimes get on a roll and think i am funny because the people around me laugh...but they know me well and my sense of humor

    i don't know if i can make a group of strangers laugh the same way

    if i was truly funny, then i would have the ability to make them laugh again and again but i am scared to try

    but i may go to the friday night open mike, where i have sometimes done well as a musician and singer, but i have not tried full on stand up comedy

    i don't know if i am politically incorrect but i do find howard stern funny even though my better instincts tell me he is cruel to people...he can't be called anti-gay because he claims to love lesbians....he can't be called anti-black because his co-host of many years is black, and a woman, and he can't be called anti-semitic because he is i think he uses this bullet proof protection to make it open season on everybody

    i know many liberals find his sexist jokes tasteless so he won't be labeled a liberal but that does not make him a conservative...especially since he likes to target the president

    if i were a stand up comic, i guess i could make fun of asian people since i am asian and i could make fun of men since i am male, and i could make fun of fat people because i have weight issues...i used to have this great, funny jihad character who was goofy and great for anti-america jokes but then 9-11 happened and that character died

    ...and americans love to laugh at themselves so i will have to come up with another character

    and finally, i liked andy kaufman's crazy stand up characters and he was truly cutting edge ;)
  6. AngryLawnGnome macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2004
    No, but I do stand up when I'm cooking. I don't cook very often. I am also a standup comedian.
  7. tpjunkie macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2002
    Every once in a while I can get going on a good schtick, and I somehow can make it keep going for a good while, but its always around friends, never in a stand-up type setting.
  8. taeclee99 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 4, 2002
    Anywhere but here
    Funny that you ask. I am currently enrolled in a stand-up comedy class. I joined to get over my fear of public speaking. I find that getting up there and doing my set is extremely terrifying yet strangely rewarding at the same time. The class has helped my comic writing as stage presence. I have discovered through this course that stand-up is alot harder than it looks. Everyone thinks that they can be a comic but few realize that it takes much effort to get real good. I should be doing my first open mike real soon. I just hope that the crowd aint too rough.
  9. trebblekicked macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2002
    Chicago, IL, USA
    i'm a sketch comedian. got a lot of friends doing stand up.

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