As a stand up comedian we put a lot of our soul out there to people, and we take a lot of chances, a whole lot of chances. What we do is art, but it’s not as hard as some people make it seem. People tell me all the time how hard comedy is. People, not comedians.
They have never picked up a mic but the thought of getting up there, is more awful than someone stabbing you.
Which someone in Manhattan once said to me about stand up comedy. He then also told me that he had been stabbed multiple times and he would choose the stab over being on stage. Clearly this guy was crazy but he made a strong weird point. The thought of being that vulnerable and on display freaks people the fuck out.But know, We are not BRAIN SURGEONS,
or fucking rock lobster fisherman.
Now that’s some hard shit to do. You might die at work, or better yet kill someone else. Yikes, now that hurts. Yeah it hurts to die I’m more than positive. Now Stand Up Comedians on the other hand, If we die doing our job. That was just a Monday at 7pm. We died on stage, and literally walked out the back door. There is no fun in bombing and then hanging after, better yet there’s no fun in bombing. But what we do is so honest that there will always be moments where the energy just wasn’t right. Even Lebron James had a finals game where he scored only 8 points.
As comedians I have seen or been a part of bombs from something simple like the room was exhausted after watching 75 comedians perform. Yeah we aren’t built to laugh for 2 days ladies and gentleman. But laughing can be the catalyst, along with anger.
I bombed once because I was too abusive for no reason. I honestly just wanted to argue while on stage and guess what happened next? the owner shut my mic and he cut the games on. Let me rephrase that one, the game was already on but he then cut the volume up to shut me up.
You can bomb because no one understood you, or you just didn’t move around enough. Some crowds wanna hear more stories, and some wanna see more act outs. Some people don’t understand why you need curse words to make a point, and some people don’t wanna hear too many words that they have to google. As a comedian you never know until your there, and the best adjust, and some just accept it and say hey its me so they don’t fucking get me then, fuck em. Funny because I have seen bombs happen because there were too many distractions in the room ( football games on the tv, EMPIRE on the tv, someone fixing a wall right beside the stage). Distractions help the death, that’s about to happen right in front of you, and its part of being a comedian. This coming Monday Chao and Tino will go into some of their more memorable bombs on stage.