Tuesday night, I attended our second Comedy Workshop, organized and moderated by the one and only Katie Hughes.
I enjoy these workshops. Each of the comics gets 5 minutes to do their thing, followed by a critiquing session from their fellow comics. I think what I’m most impressed by is how creative and intelligent these kids are and how enthusiastic they are about helping each other. It’s like being part of a new family and though I’m (as always) old enough to be the Mommy of most of them, I feel very much at home.
I walked away with some good advice on how to become even better at what I do. My biggest concern is whether or not something I’ve said in my act has stepped on someone’s toes. This stems from living a life of trying to please everyone and not get anyone angry at me. I think it comes across in my comedy. I have to learn to step over that line just a little and say what I really feel! I’ll start with baby steps and see what happens!
At 59 years old, I have been there and done that as the saying goes. I have cried buckets of tears over tragic and painful things that have happened in my life, and felt joy and happiness beyond all my expectations!
Turning all of that life experience into great comedy will be my biggest challenge!