Monday, November 14, 2011

Taking Comedy Seriously

Last night I was driving home with a few thoughts on my mind. Mostly about my future, the things I wanted, and how I was going to get them. Perhaps it was my love of video games growing up that instilled in me if you want something you just have to keep at it. Eventually you will beat the final boss at the end of the game and save the princess. Before all that though, you need to collect the silver bow and a shit ton of rupees. I think that is a fair assessment of the real world minus the bow. Actually, better bring the bow, it’s dangerous out there.

To me life has been about making all the moves to keep leveling up and getting further ahead. Unfortunately my battles were fought against a bottle while in college and it took some time to get my head out of my ass. So I am finally feeling pretty stable in this world of ours, there are still some serious wants in my life. Someday I do want to get married, have a kid or two, and teach them how important American history is and why they are better than other children. Until that time though, I am pursuing a few other things. The biggest one of course for me has been writing.

I have progressed a little bit on my novel in the past months, not a whole lot, but more than I had before. I have gotten a few more blog post’s than I have in a while. The big one on my head though is writing comedy. There’s nothing I love more than making someone laugh. I think a lot of people assume I don’t take anything serious because I turn everything in to a joke. I think it’s because much like Heath Ledger’s “Joker” I just want to put a smile on that face. I mean come on, “Why so serious”?

I guess I don’t really know how to go about it, websites like are my favorite thing on the net. I have read countless articles and I love the format, I just fear that what happens if it isn’t funny, it’s one of the reasons I have been too scared to try stand-up. I would like to take a stab at it, I guess I would post it on my regular blog, or give it a whirl via Facebook where it would reach more people.

I don’t know what kind of weak drivel I will churn out, I guess if it is bad it will be like really writing comedy and there may be some notes in the “comments” section. I guess I’d rather have someone read it and hate it then never read it all. Maybe… I might just cry myself to sleep, if so I will film it and upload it to YouTube. Either way it should be a gas. So if there is any advice for this project of mine, I would love to hear it. I am going to attempt to try and get something together in the next week or so. Wish me luck or feel free to punch me in the face next time you see me. (Only if you are a woman and a weak one at that)

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