Writing comedy and being funny are two separate things. I’m now officially spending several evenings each week working on the spec pilot I’ve been wanting to write for over a year and it’s very clear that writing is hard enough on its own – writing something truly funny is feeling impossible.
But that’s “feelings”. I’m a man. I don’t need soft, warm, nourishing “feelings” to make it through life. Just success. Hard, cold, empty “success”.
The video above (which I stumbled upon a few weeks ago) is “inspiring” me to find more comedy in the everyday. Maybe I’m trying too hard? Maybe the real humor will come from the honest, raw depths of my own self. I think I need to be open to sharing and baring myself for funny bits. Baring my funny bits to the world and making the laughter wash all over me.