My second open-mic stand-up

June 13, 2018 by Joshua
in Creativity

Following My first public open mike stand-up comedy performance, I went back for a second try, this time trying for more than one long joke.

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I have a long way to go to get good at it, but I’m starting to see what goes into a performance. It doesn’t come naturally, but expect practice will help. I’m not sure I want to put the resources into it, but the appeal is strong. Comedy enables a lot of free expression.

I’m partly embarrassed to put it up since a few of the jokes fell flat, but for me the video shows me what to practice and learn and the accountability of public performance motivates intention and improvement more than anything I know.

Here’s performance number 2:

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2 responses on “My second open-mic stand-up

  1. Nice job Josh! Way to put yourself out there like that. Keep going, love it!!

    • Thank you for the support, especially now, when I’m a long way from reaching my potential or even getting many laughs.

      I’m not sure how much I’ll devote myself to stand-up, but I’m confident it will develop in me skills and experience valuable elsewhere in life.

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