Taking a standup comedy class
Bismillah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem,Since I more of the reserved type (keep in mind that when UF started, I was suppose to be behind the camera not in front of it), I recently decided to take a standup class with the hope it will make me more comfortable speaking at events. Alhamdulillah it seems to be working and I have a great teacher (a comedian from Last Comic Standing). Now I'm actually starting to enjoy the class and once in a while I get on stage and do standup. One thing I have learned that many people who are naturally funny aren’t funny on stage and that many people who you may come across dull off stage are actually really funny on stage. It’s weird.
I mentioned in one of my videos that I’m not a comedian and that’s because I wasn’t a fan of how people were doing comedy. I’m trying to stay away from the idea of lying to make people laugh which is the norm for comedians. Sitting in class, I realized that life itself has so many funny and interesting things and you can just use that as your material. Most of the time when I’m on stage, its in front of a non-Muslim audience so its kinda funny when I’m talking about Muslim-related issues. Sometimes they laugh and other times they just look at me like a deer in headlights (which makes me laugh). Anyways, the class has helped me feel much more comfortable speaking at events so it seems to working Alhamdulillah.
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