MyNameIsMofuga: I really appreciate all of the kind words and the constructive criticism. I really feel like my writing has gotten a lot better since I started and I agree with you guys that I really need to work on my stage presence. I am an extreme introvert for the most part so I am not sure if I'll ever be comfortable up there. I need to teach myself how to fake it. I agree with you guys that I probably would have been better off with a more cohesive focused type set. I think I stuck with one liners because that is what I have been doing at open mics recently and a lot of times the freshest material seems the best to perform. I am preparing for a smaller contest in Waco this summer and am already working a solid bit based on one or two themes. Crewmannumber6- Six minutes is a good amount of time. Most open mics in the area are only four minutes long. So the extra couple of minutes can really help a set. The only bad part is with the open mics only being four minutes long you have to split up your set when practicing at a mic. The best part about the contest is performing in the big room with a huge crowd who are there to have a good time. Tenetra- That was actually the only time I've ever done any jokes about being a vet. I thought it would be memorable to bust the judges balls a little at the beginning. I still would like to do some jokes about Iraq or the military in general but I doubt I will ever do a "Hey, guys I'm a veteran bit again." for the reasons you mentioned. Comedy is a lot of fun even with the extreme nervousness and I am glad I can make people laugh. Austin is a good scene with some good caring comics. I think I am in a good place to get better. I also think being a long time Farker has helped my sense of snark. Thanks again guys!
Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.
When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.
Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.
You need to create an account to submit links or post comments.
Click here to submit a link.
Also on Fark
Submit a Link »
Copyright © 1999 - 2017 Fark, Inc | Last updated: Jan 22 2017 00:20:55
Runtime: 0.131 sec (131 ms)