I got a juicer. Now I’m drinking celery juice. I’m so healthy. Everyone look at me. Look how healthy I am.
This is the exciting update everyone was hoping for. You thought I was going to talk about comedy, but no. I’m dedicating a thousand words to my newly purchased masticating juicer. This is art, people. Art.
No, I won’t do that to you. I could. But I won’t. I actually haven’t done comedy in a couple days; I’ve been working on this podcast I’m starting with my friend, Jordan. I did do comedy on Friday night in front of a bunch of hot girls at a hotel. Hot girls are hot, but I have to say that hot white girls in their young 20’s are probably my least favorite demographic to perform comedy to.
My friend and I were talking about this after we did a college show at a bar. Most of the audience consisted of spoiled hot 21 year-old girls, and it was impossible. My friend said that if you don’t talk about what happened on TikTok yesterday, it’s not going to land. There’s also a huge disconnect between a hot 21 year-old girl’s reality and everyone else’s reality.
Neither is better or worse in a vacuum. I mean anyone living in a vacuum is probably having a pretty rough time of it, but that’s neither here or there. But most of us live in a reality where most people don’t want to have sex with us most of the time. Imagine living in a world where everyone wants to have sex with you all of the time. Totally different place.
For me, it would be exhausting, and I’m sure for many attractive women it’s exactly that. Other women relish in it, and “the hot chick” becomes their identity. Some women gravitate towards other hot women who live life on a similar plane, and that’s when shit gets weird. When a bunch of hot women gather together, it’s like a hot girl vortex is created where anything you say just gets sucked into the void.
It can be very intimidating as a man. Comedy is hard enough. Talking to an attractive woman is hard enough. Talking to a group of attractive women in front of an audience while trying to make everyone laugh… HARD. But you know what Confucius always said, “you gotta get hard to conquer hard, and everything is better when you’re hard. Really fucking hard.”
Okay, he didn’t say that. It’s an approximate quote, give or take a few words. The point is, I learned about the importance of performing to your crowd while on stage. In comedy, if you’re crushing with 50% of the crowd, you’re usually doing amazing. It’s unrealistic to expect everyone to like you in any endeavor, and in comedy this is especially true. People have different senses of humor the same way they have different tastes in music, based on their personalities and life experiences. You can’t force a friend who likes rap music to enjoy a country music concert. It might be the best country music artist in the world, but the friend probably still won’t enjoy it. It’s not that the artist is bad, it’s just that they aren’t everyone’s cup of tea.
The same is true of comedy. Some people like dark humor, some people like whacky and absurd humor, some people like wit and sarcasm, some people enjoy physical comedy, some people hate life and don’t enjoy any comedy at all. It just depends.
Laughter is also contagious, which is why it’s so important to find the people in the audience who get you and try to get rolling with them as opposed to trying to get a table of people on your side who were never going to understand you to begin with. The best way to get those people on your side is for them to see other people laughing along.
I was learning this to a degree on Friday in real time while I was on stage. This group of hot girls in front was mostly just staring at me blankly, while these two older ladies behind them were dying laughing at every punch line.
Those were the audience members who understood me. They’ve seen some shit. They understood where the dark and provocative jokes were coming from. When I started to focus on them, I not only felt better about my set, but other people in the room started to buy in. I began to notice other tables of people and how they were reacting instead of having tunnel vision towards the table of attractive women.
Going with the flow vs. pushing against the grain. That was my comedy lesson this Friday. Who knows what I’ll learn this week.
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