Archive for October 2nd, 2007

No one is that cool

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Four rounds and I’m ready to give up the comedy scene.

I hate my material (and lack of same), the natural inexperience of being a n00b. Most of all, I hate the other “comics”. Yeah, I’m that petty, but from an entertainment standpoint and my personal misery index, very few “real” comics make me laugh and this crop of amateurs sure as hell don’t. Every single one of them it’s the same shit: girlfriend/break-up, pussy, wife, politics, (always liberal), the gay, religion bashing, drugs. For fuck’s sake, no one is that cool. Start being yourself, if you can.

A logical solution would be to find another open mic and start anew.

Yeah, fuck it. There’s a breach point for humiliation–especially public humiliation–whereby the tenderest of souls could be transformed into cold-blooded killers. I’m not quite that far along. But still.

I’m no basketball fan and know Michael Jordan for other media roles outside of the game. But I admire him, you have to, he eats adversity and shits excellence:

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

I haven’t failed enough. I’m going to give this comedy thing two years, which really means five years which means ten. After that I can commit suicide with real peace of mind. Spoken like a true comedian.