Sleep doesn’t come easy when a million things are running through my head. Hopefully this entry will help my mind settle in for the night.
It’s a frustrating feeling when I try to channel any of my thoughts into something funny, but can’t. The best material comes from tough times in life and I certainly have had my share. I try to use those painful and awkward experiences when coming up with new material. I’ve noticed that when I write something, just to be funny, I usually tend to miss the mark, but every now and then, I look back to a painful moment in my life, that I’m completely over, and I use THAT to come up with some pretty brilliant stuff!
I can sum up Stand up Comedy best with a line from one of my all time favorite movies, “Punchline” with Sally Fields and Tom Hanks. After a tense moment at a local diner, when Hanks refuses to help Fields write jokes for free, Fields proclaims, “Oh, everything is just one big joke to you!” Hanks then casually looks at Fields and says,
“Nothing is a joke to me. That’s why I do stand up comedy…and that’s why you don’t”