I have been doing open mics around for the past seven or eight months now. I really like doing stand-up comedy and I am happy that I waited until now to do it. I don’t feel competitive, and I love when other comics make me laugh. My goal is to have a tight five-minute set. This video from when I performed a few weeks ago at Foxy Loxy, a coffee shop in my neighborhood. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, my sister kept feeding me “jokes” that she thought I could use in my set. She gave me ideas, but it takes a while to formulate a joke. Joke writing is not as easy as it looks. You have to have a set-up and a punchline. Also, a callback is also good. When the audience can see how you called back to a previous joke, they laugh not only because they see how clever you are for making it, but also they feel clever they are for catching it. It’s a win-win!
I am so OVER summer. It’s too hot. It’s record breaking hot. My natural hair will not look decent until after Labor Day.
I appreciate laughter. I love comedy. If I can make someone laugh, I have achieved something.
Gawker.com is dead. I thought I would feel some kind of schadenfreude about the end of that website, but I don’t. It’s the end of a blog era. Now I hope someone writes a really good tell-all book and it becomes a Ryan Murphy tv show called, American Blog. Sean Bean can play Nick Denton.
I am back to creating my Nichelle Newsletter, and I promise weekly updates. Subscribe on Tinyletter. So far, I am done two weeks in a row.
I created a Tumblr for my Savannah photos. My goal is for my Savannah content makes the first page of a Google search for Savannah.
I also did a podcast this week. Check it out on Soundcloud.