Today’s word makes me think of the first time I went to an improv show.
Before all of this quarantine craziness, I was at a friend’s place where we were eating, drinking, trying to play some board games and chatting about common interests and the boredom of our routines. Of course, I started thinking about going back to writing, which took me a while by the way… and that’s when one of my friends mentioned that I should probably explore something different or do something I have never done. He then went on to tell me about a coworker who organized and participated in an improv/stand-up comedy show.
He started by telling me that it was at a bar with a backroom, so yay beer!
He then went on to tell me about the structure of the show and how it worked, but to be honest, I did not care so much about it all but, beer…
The show was also on a Thursday night, 10pm to be exact! But then again, who cares?
Thursday = Friday Junior, so why not?
Don’t be thinking this was a professional stand-up comedy show. Not at all!
It was an amateur show organized by people who just really enjoy doing this in their free time.
Anyways, we made it to the show only to realize that I was feeling out of place. But then again, that was the whole purpose of going – to explore and to learn something new that night.
Did I learn something from it? Not really. But I came out of the there thinking – these people really have the balls to do this.
Would I do it or would I be able to stand in front of people and start singing and making jokes?
I don’t think so.
I will be doing the Daily Writing Prompts this month. That if you are all wondering where I got my inspiration from.