Tomorrow night (Thursday), Sketch22 premieres its third
successive season’s production of all-new sketch comedy. Like past shows, it will combine both video sketches and live on-stage sketches. And, like past shows, I’m excitedly nervous about presenting these new sketches to our audience.
But with comedy, you pretty much know when you perform it whether it’s working or not. Another slight worry after rehearsing sketches that you think are funny: when rehearsing, you don’t really pause for the laughter you expect to happen after certain lines. So, during the first performance, your timing can kind of get screwed up because you’re not used to waiting for laughter. And, of course, the opposite
problem is expecting laughter at certain lines and not getting it. That, too, can throw you off. My approach over the years, I think, has been to never assume a line will get a laugh, and always assume that a line you have no expectation of laughter will get huge laughs.
What else? We play every Thursday and Friday until September 8, at the Guild in
If you come to the show (and I really hope you do), I hope you enjoy it.Technorati Tags: Sketch22