How to create your own brain at home
The Washington Post/Getty ImagesIt is a long, arduous process, and if you’re an aspiring comedian, it can be very frustrating.
Comedian and author Michael J. Fox once said, “I had to go through a lot of hell to make it in comedy.”
But that’s not always the case.
When you start out in the comedy business, you may feel like you are one of those people that is destined for failure, even if you are, in fact, doing great.
Comedy clubs have always had an outsized role in the life of the performer.
And they are also the best venues for making that personal journey.
But that doesn’t mean they are the only place to find success.
In fact, the vast majority of the comedians I interviewed have found success in clubs and theaters, including the ones I was fortunate enough to work at in my early career.
Some of the best comedians I know are doing something completely different at home, from being self-employed, to working from home, or hosting improv shows.
Here are a few ways to find comedy, both online and in person, at home:Make your own mind upYou don’t need to have a degree to do this, though some people will say that a degree is not necessary, but I disagree.
I started this blog because I was frustrated by all the advice I was getting online.
When you are in comedy clubs, you don’t really need a degree, but you do need to be comfortable with what you’re doing and how you’re going to do it.
For instance, if you want to make a living doing standup, you need to get a certificate from a comedy school.
Or if you like to write and perform, you might need a comedy coach.
You need to work from homeYou need a home studio to work on your material.
You’ll want to set aside a time and a place where you can write and improv.
It might be in your living room, your bedroom, your backyard, or anywhere else that you can work with your laptop.
You also need a professional to work with you, and that is not always possible.
You might have to spend time away from your family or friends, or have your own personal life to deal with.
You might need to leave work for days, or weeks at a time, or even longer, if it’s going to be difficult for you to stay home.
You have to find the right environmentYou need someone to work in a room with you.
You can have someone come over and play with you on your laptop, or work on something else in your home.
Or you can set up a live podcast, podcast, or improv show at home.
In the latter case, you can either set up an audio recording on your phone, or record yourself in your bedroom.
Or, you could even record yourself doing a bit of improv in your kitchen.
Or you can use an improv club.
You could find a local club or theater, and you could have your standup act or your sketch group.
Or perhaps you could host a live improv show online, with the goal of having the audience laugh.
This is where you get into the real fun.
You need to find someone to join you, even though you are alone in the room.
You’ll need a laptop, tooYou may need a smartphone or tablet to take notes and collaborate.
You may want to use the internet as a way to communicate, to find information and ideas, or to keep track of what’s going on in your world.
If you need help setting up a project, you’ll want a phone, tablet, or desktop computer.
A lot of comedians say they have to work remotely, but many of them say that it’s not necessary.
I often see this when I go to comedy clubs.
If someone says, “Well, I’m going to live at home and do standup on my computer,” I’m not convinced that it is the best solution.
In my opinion, if someone is just going to work off-site, they’re going too far, and they’ll not be able to do much.
If they want to work, they should be doing something that requires them to live in the same space as the performers.
When your goal is to make your own money, you’re better off having an agent or a manager.
If your goal isn’t to make money, it’s probably best to work out a deal with someone who can make it happen.
Get a jobYou’re better than you think you areWhen you are working at home on your own, you have the luxury of time, money, and other things that you do not have.
When your goal in life is to get money, your options are limited.
So, what should you do?
First, if your goal has changed, you probably should not be working at a standup