Above: Image, Gina Milicia
I’ve been binging comedy shows. I’m addicted. It started with soft comedy like the Seinfeld series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, then I moved on to podcasts, Netflix specials and now I’m into biographies.
I love the way comedians think. How they can take a small detail and spin it into something interesting. Good comedians can turn a trip to the mall into a hilarious hour of anecdotes.
The masters of comedy make you notice the little things in life and think about stuff differently. I used to believe that being funny was something you were born with but the most successful comedians work hard to fine tune and hone their skills. There is an art to being funny, and the most successful comedians spend years and thousands of hours creating conversations and observations that look effortless.
Did you know that the best comedians in the world, the same ones that are paid MILLIONS to appear on Netflix specials or pack out auditoriums also perform for free in small comedy clubs around the world so they can refine and hone their skills?
The best comedians in the world regularly test out new material . . .