WATCHING MY FIRST LIVE SHOW [stand up comedy BLOGRMAGE: DAY 5]



Tonight, I watched my first live show! The energy, crowd, atmosphere and the entire feel completely energized me. Instead of associating stand up with fear, seeing the ACME COMEDY CO invigorated and pressed a desire inside of me to be on that stage. The crowd wanted to laugh--everyone could feel it. More than anything, they weren't that scary. It felt like a family living room with everyone talking over each other to share the next funny story.

Also, for the first time I said, "I think I can do this." Something about the stage would bring out a different side of my humor. I think part of the unnatural presentations problems I've had resulted due to unnatural environments.

I'm excited to write material that works. I'm excited to work on body language and communicate. Causing a crowd to laugh and riding that rush has got to be amazing.

Right now, I suck, but hopefully by the end of 30 days, I will write a piece that works in real life.

-Pradeepan