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My Stand Up Act

Post by Smith1776 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:38 am

Hey guys. Just wanted to go ahead and share one of my stand up sets from late last year.

Now, it goes without saying that comics are essentially playing a "character" when they do a stand up act, so don't start thinking this is how I go about speaking in day-to-day life.

Also, I wouldn't say this is my best delivery of this set, but it's adequate. Hope you guys like it.

https://youtu.be/rVkL2Wt0DIU

Hopefully I can see some of you folks at a comedy club some time!
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Post by pugchief » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:20 am

Very funny. Cringed a few times to be sure. :D
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Post by Smith1776 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:38 pm

pugchief wrote:
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Very funny. Cringed a few times to be sure. :D
Hehehe that's the dream!!
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Post by Tortoise » Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:31 pm

Good stuff, Smithers! Made me laugh. 8)
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Post by Smith1776 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:07 pm

Tortoise wrote:
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Good stuff, Smithers! Made me laugh. 8)
Thanks! Still planning on doing some PP name dropping in my next set as an inside joke. 8)
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Post by technovelist » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:40 am

You're better than the late night "comedians".
Of course that's not that hard these days, since they have recently decided that comedy doesn't have to be funny.
However, I think you should still stick with programming as a career. Being a professional comedian isn't a path to riches any more than being a book author is. Don't ask me how I know the latter. :-)
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Post by Smith1776 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:43 am

technovelist wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:40 am
You're better than the late night "comedians".
Of course that's not that hard these days, since they have recently decided that comedy doesn't have to be funny.
However, I think you should still stick with programming as a career. Being a professional comedian isn't a path to riches any more than being a book author is. Don't ask me how I know the latter. :-)
I am DEFINITELY familiar with the latter. :D :D
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Post by mathjak107 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:07 am

it was better then 80% of what we see on gotham comedy live
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:04 pm

That was good stuff. Always a fan of a good dick smithereens joke.
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Post by Smith1776 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:08 pm

Thank you, fellows! I really enjoy the comedy of the likes of Sarah Silverman and Dave Chappelle. Trying my hand at stand up gave me a new appreciation of how difficult their jobs really are.
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Post by dualstow » Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:24 pm

Nice job! I laughed!

I saw your name in the Amazon author thread posts first and immediately googled, because that’s what I do. (I can’t handle github, so no SearX for me). Unsurprisingly, there are a few guys out there who share your name. Nope..that guy’s from Shanghai. No, this guy’s in Toronto.

You’re way better looking than those guys and more what I pictured. No mindblowing jokes in that clip, but funny enough. Smooth delivery with good pacing. The only hesitations looked intentional and in the appropriate places. I always enjoy a good Canadian accent.

My one nitpick: no Harry Browne jokes? Because everyone would get those. O0

No, it was a pleasure to see a forum member out there doing stand-up. You have now put yourself “out there” as publicly as Cortopassi has on this forum.
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Re: My Stand Up Act

Post by Smith1776 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:28 am

dualstow wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:24 pm
Nice job! I laughed!

I saw your name in the Amazon author thread posts first and immediately googled, because that’s what I do. (I can’t handle github, so no SearX for me). Unsurprisingly, there are a few guys out there who share your name. Nope..that guy’s from Shanghai. No, this guy’s in Toronto.

You’re way better looking than those guys and more what I pictured. No mindblowing jokes in that clip, but funny enough. Smooth delivery with good pacing. The only hesitations looked intentional and in the appropriate places. I always enjoy a good Canadian accent.

My one nitpick: no Harry Browne jokes? Because everyone would get those. O0

No, it was a pleasure to see a forum member out there doing stand-up. You have now put yourself “out there” as publicly as Cortopassi has on this forum.
Thanks! I am working on my material and my delivery and am aiming to continue growing with the craft. Acting is nerve wracking enough, but doing stand up is even worse. The high order bit is the fact that stand up is done in a largely uncontrolled environment (unlike, say, a film set). There are drunk patrons everywhere. There are hecklers. There's music. There are people coming and going.

Regarding putting myself out there... To be entirely honest, I actually get quite a bit of my social interaction through this forum. It seemed incongruous that the people here didn't have some semblance of who I am.

I will work in some Harry Browne/Permanent Portfolio wordplay into my next set. Ha!
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