I don’t know if you guys know this or not, but it is really easy to be a stand up comedian these days. All you have to do is decide that you are a stand up comedian!
You can write a bunch of “jokes”, book your own show and have all of your friends and family members come pay to see you!
You can even record that show and release it as a comedy album and then all of the same friends and family members will buy it!
You can make so much money!
And the best thing is, it doesn’t matter if you are funny, talented or if you work hard!
Why go to open mics? Why write all of the time? Why work hard? Why drive hours to get stage time? Why move across the country? Why hang out with other comedians and talk comedy until 4am? Why bomb? Why worry? Why try? Why progress? Why get better?
Why do what Chris Rock, Louis CK, Patton Oswalt, Brian Regan, Maria Bamford, Marc Maron, Jimmy Pardo, Sarah Silverman, Hannibal Buress, Zach Galifianakis, Bill Burr, Kyle Kinane, Kevin Hart, Todd Glass, Kumail Nanjiani, Aziz Ansari, Ryan Hamilton, Chad Daniels and Pete Holmes did?
Why put in all of that time and effort to become a stand up comedian, when you can just decide you are a stand up comedian.
It’s so much easier, right?