Ha!

A woman in my Feldenkrais class asked me where she should go to learn how to do comedy. She’d been told at various job conferences that she was funny and she said everyone said, “You should do stand up!”
But people SAY these things without realizing what they’re doing. People who say, “You should be a stand up!” don’t actually go and see stand up. They have no real sense of what it is or what the life entails. I’m not a stand up but I know what it takes and I can tell you that this woman should NOT be a stand up. She doesn’t even like stand up comedy. But she was considering it anyway because so many people said it. But people say things like this. If they see a kid who is cute and talented in a school play they say, “You should be on Broadway!”
Which, again, is not something I have done but I do know what it takes and 999 out of one thousand kids should NOT be on Broadway.
I wish that people could be a little less exhibitions for one another…that we could just let a funny person at a business conference be a funny person at her job or let a talented kid be a talented kid at his school.

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