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where are DiS-like people usually found on a weekend evening?
spending hours making & taking pictures of some tabouli vegan shite for one that they can post about in the Monday morningzzzz thread, mate
it's talking to and making friends with them that's borderline impossible
because the middle class women convention takes place straight afterwards & uses the same village hall and trestle tables
EVIL TED DANSON: How's life treatin' ya Balonz
'Right on' white people club
If you *really* want to meet people with the same outlook on life as DiSers, start doing standup comedy. I had one friend with decent taste in the arts before I did, and now I have loads.
I mean 'Awful wanky shite like what I like'.
can definitely see myself being terrible (hopefully I'm so unspeakably awful that it works to my benefit and looks like a brilliant satire)
out of my pipe-dream-chasing curiosity
Don't need to prepare anything before you book it. If you put yourself down for a night two weeks away, the deadline will make you write five minutes. If it's only two or three, that's fine. Five minutes will feel like forever the first time anyway. Don't worry too much about writing great stuff for the first few gigs. It's more important to just get up there and do it. Definitely give it a go if you fancy it. Had an amazing year, and it changed me in all manner of ways. Where are you based?
that I'm from a part of the Midlands, where the nearest venue (Birmingham, I guess) is a 45 min-or-so's train journey away; which'd make it harder to keep as a secret from anyone or whatever. Definitely something I'd give a go (or seriously consider with more seriosity) if I moved into a city.
Midlands or Manchester are the two best places in the country to be to start. There are two open mic nights in and around Birmingham that are really easy to get spots at that are both really good places to start. I used to run one of them for a while. Once you get started you'll find there'll be someone else who lives near you who you can car share with. Car shares were the best part of gigging sometimes. Five funny people crammed in a car for four hours was often the highlight of the night.
I've noted down a coupla stray ideas before; and I reckon the confidence-boost (esp. where public speaking, making people laugh is concerned) could be a very good thing.
Where are some good places in Birmingham that you started out at?
Hollybush in Cradley Heath every Friday
Both will probably be able to get you on within two or three weeks. Look up Roadhouse Comedy and Hollybush Cradley Arts Centre on Facebook. Organisers of both are lovely.
can imagine it's an incredible confidence booster when/if you finally find your feet. are you in London?
London's kind of the worst place to start. There are loads of nights to do but you'll just be performing in front of other comedians who won't be particularly interested. Gigs outside the capital usually make for much better experiences, and are much more helpful in terms of getting better. I found my limited experience gigging in London it was a very insular community of acts who were miles behind everyone else in the country in terms of quality after the amount of time they'd been going. It's an amazing place to be once you're established, but for newcomers it's pretty abysmal, all in all.
as it's the nearest major city to me
Don't get me wrong. Doing it in London is better than not doing it at all. But the amateur circuit doesn't stand up to the rest of the country, for understandable reasons. What right-minded Londoner is going to go and watch open mic comedy when they have world class entertainment available to them every night?
travel is a bit of an arseache for me though as i don't drive. i'm in the south east and the nearest city to me is probably milton keynes, which i'm assuming doesn't have much of a thriving creative community. :D
have investigated a few nights for newcomers but i don't quite have the balls to go through with it because i'm a dreadful public speaker. plus sitting down to actually write 5 minutes of not completely shit material would also be a struggle.
even if I could imagine coming up with a coherent set of material, I'd get onstage and it'd all come out in the wrong order
"right, my mother-in-law goes around the house so much that she's fat...? like a... hmm. NOWAITHERESONE I've got it now, that one was just a dry hump. Ok, ok, ok. Pay attention now, I'm back on it. Ok. So. What's the deal with... ... ... shit... ... women? ... and... their... ... ... ... umm... ... hmmmm.... .... economics? ... nowait... LINGERIE! ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... or *was* it economics? ... how could it've been... ... hang on, I made a note of it on my phone. I'll just -- ... ... just got to wait for it to... ... (looking up) switch on... usually takes about a minute... and then it has to check the media on the SD card... ... so... ... talk amongst yourselves?"
Nuts magazine under their arm
this year, there'll be some exclusive footage of the upcoming Roscoe & Marlon computerised game
or are they all still at sean's house
getting a T-shirt printed with the DiS fail whale on it for the MME Christmas do.
I'll definitely be going to that gig regardless, as will mouusee I'd imagine.
whenever I have a conversation with someone, 98% of the time it never maps out like a DiS thread, and it would be cool if it would.
Not really looking to find 100% DiS-like people specifically, just people with a classic DiS 'wtf' dry sense of humour.
I_W: Hi, what's up?
Disser 2: In b4 my cock in ur mum's ass
I_W: Want a drink? I'm going to the bar
Disser: Is this the drinks thread?
Disser 3: Fuck off, mate
Disser 4: Le Tournoi
I-W: Finally, a real conversation!
You must talk to some pretty poor conversationalists 2% of the time.
People really want to talk about this shit, they pretend they don't, but look. Every time, man.
bring back tinychat even tho i never used it
Ancient Mystical Society of No in_wainbows
seeing people who spend most of their waking lives on here pretending to hate it.