|Performing in KL for One Mic Stand|
Dear one and all,
Hope all of you are doing well !
Well - I just want to talk about a trend I have noticed in the Asian stand-up comedy circle. To be completely honest - I am guilty too! Most asian stand-up comedians are cracking race based jokes. Nothing wrong with that but recently when i travelled to KL for the Comedy Club Kl show - i realized how much I needed to steer away from the race based jokes. Its not that those jokes are easy to come up with..it takes as much effort,writing and numerous trials to perfect but everybody is doing them. What is the difference between me and the comic after me? What is my brand of humor? How can i be different? These are questions i asked myself when i came back from KL. If i want to travel the world with my comedy - then i have to make my material understandable and relatable to the entire world. I should be able to perform these jokes infront of a full british audience and if somebody transported me to africa - i should make the masses there laugh. I also dont want to disregard the fact that i should be able to entertain Singapore as much as i want to entertain the world. So this is my solution for this : Having one set for Singapore and one for the rest of the world and then another one for the Corporate world. I think having 3 sets of joke lists to entertain the different kind of audiences is needed.
These are just my thoughts and i dont hope to offend anybody with them. If you already have your different set lists for the different kinds of audiences - Congratulations!
Have a great Wednesday. I am off to Stand-up for Singapore ( Blu Jaz Cafe, Bali Lane) proudly brought to you by Comedyclubasia! Need to try a couple of new jokes. Will tell how it went ;)