You can't teach people how to be funny, but you can teach people how to structure their jokes.
Charleston, SC (PRWEB) October 15, 2013
On October 14, 2013, My Positive Perspective broadcast an episode that offered knowledge on what it is like to be in the entertainment field. My Positive Perspective host, Jason Deierlein was joined by comedian Brain T Shirley. The two hosts back to back radio shows on Kinetic Hifi every Wednesday from 4-7 pm. Deierlein asks Shirley, "What got you started in the field of comedy?" Shirley responds, "I started in a workshop run by Tony Kemp, you can’t teach people how to be funny, but you can teach people how to structure their jokes. Give them pointers on stage as far as microphone placement and hand usage."
Deierlein then asks Shirley to explain what the difference is between comedy workshop and an open microphone. Shirley then answers, "In a comedy workshop, after you join it about a month later you touch the stage. You have a script written out before hitting the stage. On open microphone you just sign up and then a few moments later you are on stage."
Deierlein then asks Shirley, "Do you switch your routine up? Or do you just stick to the same acts?" Shirley responds, "I like to switch my comedy up, I can almost tell what type of audience I am dealing with and use jokes that I think most appeal to them. However, if they want me to have a script, I can do that too. This method is used mostly on cruise ships when it is imperative that my script is known."
My Positive Perspective is a media outlet believing that improvement in our community will be best achieved by focusing on the good things happening in our world today. Having survived a near fatal car accident as a youth, a shift of perception forced one to have a mentality of always concentrating on the brighter sides of things. This was true, and in my book, Return From a Comatose Mind, this belief was put to the test. Appreciation for life was the biggest thing one took away from my brush with death, and it is because of that gives me such a huge desire to be helpful to many. My Positive Perspective is a way of overcoming challenges through positive thinking.