Foul mouthed comedian – Me.

08
Aug

swearing-at-work

People always sometimes very rarely ask me what do I do all day. Well today I’ve been ‘writing’. This generally means tweeting and facebooking, monitoring the ‘transfer market’, looking up YouTube videos of previous ‘transfer targets’ my team didn’t buy. I then imagine we did and work out the results of matches that they might have played in and adjust the league positions accordingly. August has been unusually busy as well – I’ve got to read all the reviews from Edinburgh of people I do and don’t know, then I have to deal with the schadenfreude and envy this brings on. Then I have to spell check “schadenfreude”. Plus there’s been cricket to watch. I’m worn out. Frankly I’m amazed I have anytime to make a cup of tea never mind write.
I’m currently working on and writing new stand up material, I like to write new ‘lines’ all the time and then when they get stuck together they become a ‘bit’. Then I stick all the ‘bits’ into a thing I call a new ‘hour’. I then do this ‘hour’ and all the ‘bits’ gets a bit bigger and I add new ‘lines’ and sometimes these bigger ‘bits’ split into two or three different ‘bits’ then all those ‘bits’ become a ‘show’. That’s the plan anyhow.
Anyway – I wanted to ask you a question, I’ve been watching back some stuff I’ve filmed where I’ve been trying material out and I’m a little uncomfortable with how much I swear. I think, in fact I’m pretty sure that I swear more when I’m trying new material out. I can sometimes decide to do a completely swear-free set. I don’t think anybody notices. I don’t know if I need to swear? I know that if I cut the swearing out, and use it very sparingly it has more impact – that’s pretty much accepted. I’m also not bothered about swearing in general, they are only words after all, but I think sometimes when I swear – with my voice/accent and persona it can come across as ‘uncouth’ or basic. What do you think? I’d be interested to know.

Justin

One Response

  1. SWEARING IS THE WORK OF SATAN AND WILL BE PUNISHED IN HELLS ETERNAL FLAMES!

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