May 31, 2009

So, in the summer between 11th and 12th grade I decided I wanted to do stand up comedy. Not entirely sure what I was thinking, though I actually tried out for Brown stand up this past year and got told I should put a little more work into it and I’d have a good shot at it; haven’t tried again yet. I had an opportunity to give it a go at a talent show during a summer camp thing at Duke University (Which is probably worth another post entirely–First time I played “Ten Fingers”/”Never Have I Ever.” Undefeated ever since, haha.) I gave it a try and, by the grace of God, had the foresight to record it for later embarrassment at my wedding. A bit of background: “Giles” is the name of the residence hall we lived in, and Jeff was one of my classmates there. Give it a listen before reading the rest of the post:

Click here. (Yeah, I had a beard then, too!)

In retrospect, I’m probably proudest of the terrorism bit, despite the fact I pronounced Guantanamo “Guat-a-nam-o,” which sounds like a breakfast cereal. (Guatanam-O’s?) Also, I actually still feel horrible about the “Jeffburger” line. Jeff was sadly the guy people picked on all the time, and didn’t deserve any of the ridicule a bit. The line wasn’t premeditated by me, at least, but I still feel bad for thinking it up on the spot, and even worse because it arguably got the best reaction from people. If you somehow end up reading this: Sorry, guy. Otherwise, though, this was pretty fun. I’d really like to give stand up or some kind of comedy another try sometime–maybe I’ll attempt some recorded ones this summer? Shrug. Just remind me not to try to base an entire segment around the fact that I have facial hair this time.

One Response to “”

  1. DJ said

    I liked it. I wish the audio was louder so I could hear everything, but what I managed to make out I really liked. The Guat-a-nam-o bay part was my favorite (the joke too lol not just the mispronunciation).

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