Getting in touch with the roots - Absurdism

Heya folks! I played with fire yesterday and got BURNED. Aka I only scheduled one open mic, and it got cancelled. So, I'm feeling a bit sheepish.

Fortunately, the free time did give me an opportunity to reconnect with some comedic roots. I'm talking absurdism. Early Louis, Ernie Kovacs, Rory Scovel, Reggie Watts #CornishRepresent, the weird shit. It's the  kind of comedy that acknowledges that it's  comedy, and does things arbitrarily to build tension.

Especially in a world where EVERY COMEDIAN IS A SKINNY WHITE GUY TALKING ABOUT HIS LIFE, it's important for me to remember that my story is unique, authentic, and full of dignity. But also nobody gives a fuck about it. You know, artistically.

But can I play with the form? Can I generate legitimate surprises? Can I create original thought? Absolutely. I'm starting to think that the way forward for me in this is absurdism.

Short post today, but I've got some cool things planned! See you tomorrow!

-Jon

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