- Monday 27th July 2015, 2:39pm
- 2 posts
Hi all! New to the forum so please be gentle
For my entire life I've had a strange obsession with stand up and knew it was a matter of time before I gave it a go. I started writing down things that are funny to me, and began to form it to how I think it should be presented on stage (i'll post them all for soul-shattering criticism eventually)
My only concern is when I read around on forums and hear people speak about it, the vast majority "just have themes and topics then riff & expand on stage", whereas where I'm sitting I definitely feel like writing it out word for word, I suppose this is common for most who have yet to perform, but which route would you suggest for a first open mic?
Onto the second point, I think this mentality is more than likely out of fear and wanting to play it safe. I'm absolutely petrified to get on stage and perform, which is the real reason I'm going to do it (in the least S&M sounding way possible). How do/did other newbies manage fear in the beginning? I understand it'll get easier the more comfortable I get, but what about the initial jitters starting out?
Apologies for the wordiness, much love