Sunday, September 25, 2005

Oh, mommy

I was talking to my mom on the phone and she suggested I start my own comedy troupe. I explained that in the realm of student comedy troupes 'round here, we already have a sketch group and an improv group and they're both very well received. It's a simple marketing principle, if you have nothing new/different to offer audiences, you're destined to fail. So my mom suggested I start a mime comedy troupe.

When I explained that everyone hates mimes, she said that's why it would be funny. I entertained that this mime principle could be funny for maybe one skit and then all amusement would hault quickly. She did not agree. Upon revisiting this idea, I'm realizing that there are talented mimes out there who can be quite funny, but these people have studied the "art" of mime extensively, something I haven't done and will never do.

This whole comedy thing is a bust.