Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Just Doesn't Cut It

While driving to an out of the ordinary eight o'clock start at work, they were telling me on the radio about the Triple J stand-up comedy talent quest thing that they're doing all over Australia. The Brisbane heats begin in February and for some bizarre reason, I've always wanted to try my hand at stand-up, so I'm thinking I might give it a go, although I’m not absolutely certain. Now if I only had some material.

It's interesting to notice the differences of perception while you're on the vigilant lookout for various observations and situations in day to day life that might be even the slightest bit humorous, always wondering if perhaps it could be used. So far I haven't found anything terribly funny. Maybe I'm just not looking hard enough.

The grass at the new place has steadily been growing, the ever thickening whiskers of green taking hold over the yard. I was able to leave work at four o'clock today and had planned upon mowing the somewhat overgrown lawn with the little hand push mower I'd borrowed from home. In some places where the grass was sparse, I literally mowed right through it, while in the places where the grass had grown quite long and dense, the poor little push mover just couldn't cut it.

To me, comedians seem always under a lot of pressure to be funny, having to consistently make people laugh and all that. I think it would be a lot to deal with and quite daunting, although I guess it’s probably a lot of fun. Alone on stage, push mower microphone in hand, in an attempt to mow the audience down with hilarity. It seems a lot to live up to. I'm not sure if I could cut it.



Blogger Jenni said...

Your grass is SO different. Ours is totally boring :)

1/13/2005 10:51:00 pm  
Blogger zencomix said...

If you've always wanted to try stand up, then do it now before you grow too old and set in your ways....nice photos!

1/14/2005 08:30:00 am  

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