I went to a live comedy show for the first time in my whole life over the weekend. I saw 3 comedians playing, 1 was Canadian, and other 2 were from England. Before going to the show, I thought it wasn't gonna be that exciting stuff, 'cause I always watch American comedy and haven't seen any British or Canadian comedy before. Also the ticket cost $60!! 60 bucks for not widely known British comedians!? That's what I thought first.
When I got into the club, well it actually was a restaurant, that place was packed with foreign people, mostly white and a little black guys, and I was definitely the coolest asian guy in there, 'cause I didn't see many asian people there. It was like Northern state in America, or some small city in Europe. I got excited.
The show started. I was thinking to go to the first raw, but I just couldn't do that. A lot of white folks were already intimidating enough to me. The first guy came on stage. First British guy. He was like a host of the show. Really smooth talking, but I couln't understand 50% of what he said, mainly because I suck at listening English, but also because I'm not used to listening British English at all.
The Second guy was a Canadian guy with long hair and bottle of water. He looks exactly like a Canadian guy. His pronunciation was much easier to listen comparing with the first guy, but still I only could understand 6-70% of what he said.
The last guy was British again. The good thing is he didn't really talk. He was the type of comedian who does some crazy move, or dance and make people laugh. He was really funny, but I like talking comedians better.
Anyways, the show was really great even though I couldn't understand half of what they said. I was really impressed about all the comedians on the show, and really respect them now. After the show, I went up to the host guy and ask him for handshake. I said "Thanks for the great show! Are you coming back anytime soon?" and he said "Yeah, hopefully. Thank you very much!" with really nice smile and very polite attitude. I found that he wasn't only the funny guy, but was really respectable guy.
I thought comedians were all funny guys. Well, they are, but they are not just funny. They are doing show. They are not only telling the funny story, but they gotta make it looks like funny "comedy show". How they talk is completely different from how funny guy talk about their funny stories. They really are proffessionals. No matter where they are from, British, American, Canadian... they are real pros.
I was glad I actually saw the show. I was depressed about the fact that I couldn't understand most of the stuff they said, but I'm really happy to be in the atomosphere with a lot of crowd with big laughter. I love comedy.