THINGS YOU’LL HEAR IN THE CLASS (AT VARIOUS LEVELS FROM BEGINNER TO ADVANCED)
-Game of the scene.
-Don’t try to be funny.
Don’t worry, there’s always another show
-“Gave me a gift”
-It’s not a competition
-Scene work is not a series of jokes, a scene as a dramatic structure in that at least it consists of a character wanting something from another character. That character achieves it or doesn’t by the end.
-Don’t break the reality that was built
-Make the miming realistic!
-Be in the moment
MY COMMENTARY/THE TRUTH:
Now, if you think a class can make you funny or teach you to be funny? You’re sorely mistaken. Comedy classes are a business. If you’re taking these classes, you’re just another type of comedy consumer. You’re duped into believing your a participator. You’re just a customer.
Sorry. I fell for it at first too.
More importantly: THERE’S WWAAAAAYYY TOO MANY PEOPLE TRYING TO DO STAND-UP AND IMRPOV! IT IS INSANE!!! PLEASE STOP IT!! GET REAL JOBS, MAKE ACTUAL SOCIETAL CONTRIBUTIONS!!! FUCK!!
Why is every millennial a self-described artist? I think it’s this bullshit, over-saturated, me-me-me generation coinciding with “reality” TV and just…ew.
Celebrities try to make themselves look like everyone else (cuz they basically are) but it’s a form of PR/marketing. They want you to relate to them.
But this shouldn’t be mistaken for “Hey, they’re famous and like me. I want attention. I’m funny/talented! Why not me?”
Everyone is their own paparazzi now with selfie sticks and cams, in-phone photo-editing software. My god!