Andrew is at it Again
When you work as a comedian not every aspect of the job is enjoyable. I don’t know how many of you have actually taken to the road for a tour or even just for work but it is not that easy putting your life on hold for several months or even up to a year. If you work internationally it can be an even longer tour. Regardless, it is a rewarding job when you can influence so many people for good.
The things that make comedy are the things in every day life that we accept as normal that really are a bit out of place. I think almost anyone can be a comedian if they can look at their own life objectively. If you want to be a comedian observe the world around you. Instead of just going with the flow ask yourself why things are the way they are and if others have taken the time to question the same thing.
I’m willing to bet that those of you reading this have at least thought about being a comedian before. A good place to start is in Las Vegas. Sin city will well known for more than just gaming. In fact, Las Vegas is one of the most popular places for performance including comedy.
Always make sure you are performing in a safe environment. Most of the hotels in Las Vegas have doctors on call that have their online ACLS certification. United Medical Education has worked hard to influence the hotel industry to incorporate a healthcare provider with ACLS certification on staff or on call. This means there is someone close that can respond in a medical emergency.
One of my favorite places I worked was in Australia. While others were playing around me I was performing a show and having it broadcast online. Everyone can use a good laugh when gaming their life away. At least I can help entertain them while they do.
Becoming a comedian is a risk in and of itself. But if you’re willing to bet on yourself you just might make it. Everything in life is a risk so you might as well bet on yourself and your dreams.
So sit down and make a list of your dreams in life. What are you doing to move in the direction of accomplishing those dreams? Spend at least a half hour a day working on fulfilling your dreams and making them happen. You can accomplish anything with the right amount of time and the right amount of effort. You need to remember that people who have accomplished great things in life are no smarter than you and no more talented.