So, I am thinking of doing stand-up.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always thought about it.
It been number 3 on my “List of Things I Want to Be When I Grow Up” since I was about 5 years old.
3. Actor/Comedian/Thousandaire/Porn Star/Adventurer/Zoo Keeper
As you can see, number 3 is a catchall.
Silly 5 year old.
Like I said, it’s always been something I wanted to do.
I was the class clown in school. The incredibly sexy class clown, I might add. <-----lie
It’s like the reason I started this blog, I enjoy making (or trying to make) people laugh.
All my life, I have rarely been in a situation where I didn’t try to find the humor in it.
It’s how I handle stress.
But, I never really knew if I was funny enough for stand-up.
Maybe I am just goofy. A lot of people are goofy.
Maybe I am just witty. A lot of people are witty.
Maybe I am just a smartass. A lot of 13 year/olds are smartasses.
I just wasn’t sure of myself.
I knew I often made people laugh with my jokes and snide comments.
And it seemed to be happening more frequent the older I got.
But I guess I still had doubts.
Maybe my shyness/stage fright from childhood still plagued me.
Regardless, I needed to find an avenue to test and polish my craft.
Since Blogging is more sit down than stand-up, it let me test the waters and build up my confidence.
The feedback I’ve gotten from you people over the last year has given me that.
There are some funny people out there in Blogland.
Recently, I watched (from a distance) Travis go for it.
He made his first attempt at stand-up at a local club during open mic.
And he survived.
AND and people laughed.
That pretty much convinced me to try.
Well that and my mom finding out she probably has cancer.
They are still running tests (prayers are appreciated), but it doesn’t look good so far.
Cancer is an asshole.
“Hey Cancer, lay off my mom! I just got off yours!”
That situation has made me realize, AGAIN, just how fleeting life is.
We only get so much time on this rock, before the Man upstairs pulls out the rug.
So quit stalling and wasting what little time you have.
“Just Do It!”----Nike (famous footwear philosopher)
So now I’m off to write actual jokes.
And clean ones too, since I want my mom to be there to see me do it.