So last week someone said to me, “You must get people who are really not funny on your comedy courses.”
I thought about it for a sec and replied “Actually I think everyone has a sense of humour on some level. We live in a witty country, our TV and social media is often centred on humour. I think the difference of someone being funny or not is confidence.
I remember having witty thoughts when I was younger and not quite having the confidence to share them in case it wasn’t funny and I was slagged off. It seems crazy now. Who cares if some of your ideas aren’t as funny as you thought? Who gives a shit! Keep sharing, and have faith in your own sense of humour.
I then had someone say “I thought I’d like to come on your stand up course though I don’t think I’d be any good.”
I think people rate their abilities on something they’ve never tried far too quickly and often, far too harshly. You won’t know until you try. Even if it turns out that you’re not the next Stand up sensation, it’s likely you’ll have a ball, meet new mates, learn methods to improve your public speaking skills forever and have an experience that you’ll never forget.
Don’t take my word for it. Look at the testimonies.