Why Don’t You Chew on it First?

I released a podcast. That’s pretty cool. Even if only 7 people listened so far. Folks have a lot to say. I think mostly because everyone thinks they can do something better than you. But, really, it’s not about doing it better. It’s about doing it, period. You can’t be funnier than me if you’ve never been on the stage. 

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Did you ever talk to a woman after she’s been to a wedding? “She did a beautiful job! The only thing I would have done differently is…. [everything].”

That’s the thing, you’re so willing to share your little thoughts. Your hot take. Your enlightened point of view. Your wokeness. But then you retreat to your shell and don’t wait for the response. That’s the point with comedy. We don’t just throw grenades. We wait for the boom. Hopefully we turned the place to soup and now we just have to clean up the mess. 

I’m not a “lights out” comedian…yet. I don’t always “murder” as they say. I’m occasionally unfunny. I wish it happened less, but I’m not there…yet. But if you’ve got some really good advice for me to chew on, why don’t you chew on it first? Tell me how good it really tastes. Tell me how it was made. Tell me whether you learned that in real life or you read it on a Popsicle stick.

The great thing about comedy is that you can always try again. You can always get better. In fact, if you’re doing it right, you can only get better. You just need to stay in the conversation. That’s how you make it happen.

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