Guest Blogger – Michael Jagdeo (Comedian)
Quinn C. Martin, arguably Toronto’s top comedian (he’s hilarious AND can sell out a room on his own), gave me some advice yesterday that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about.
I was telling him that I wasn’t getting consistent laughs from some of my smarter material (i.e. an indian girl not recognizing that the caste system actually went: Kshatrya, Brahmin, and at the very top, white people [Krishna help me if I used Gora/Gori]). I desperately wanted to keep it in my set.
Michael: you’re a COMEDIAN, not a !@#$^$% clown.
Similarly, Big Boi (OutKast) said:
Everytime I rhyme for y’all, I’m lookin to prove a point.
Wowzers. That’s perhaps the best advice I’ve ever gotten. Do I want people rolling in the aisles with laughter? Yes. But it’s also important to me that I share my knowledge and unique ideas with my audience.
Besides, I think there’s a purple cow opportunity to bring forth intelligent comedy. Who else do you know that can liken Greek Sovereign Debt to tricking on bitches?
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