I’ve been a big fan of comedy my entire life. What’s life without humor, anyway? Well, I like telling jokes, hearing jokes, laughing, smiling and all the good stuff in between.
I started listening to stand up comedians about 3 years ago. I gradually started with the popular ones, namely Dane Cook, Carlos Mencia, Russell Peters.
I gradually got more and more interested in the art of telling jokes, mainly the “set-up” and the “punchline”.
I also discovered different styles such as “storytellers” and “one-liners”,etc.
As I started listening to more and more comedians, I started to go deeper and deeper into the world of standup comedy, and I slowly lost my interest in Dane Cook and Carlos Mencia. I found them unfunny, as I didn’t enjoy their styles and I felt their material was lacking in a few parts.
Then skip to April 2008, the month I started making short videos on YouTube. I’ve always been interested in the art of filmmaking and thought I could try my hand at it.
When I first started out, I didn’t think about lighting, setup, environment, etc. What I mainly focused on, was humor.
I never wrote my jokes down, they came to me in random bursts. I started to find many details of everyday life amusing, and decided to share them in my videos.
I always have a set of jokes in my memory whenever I start filming a video, and I make up the rest of the stuff as I go.
In the meantime, my taste in comedy developed further, as now, I myself had experience in telling jokes and getting reception from a small audience.
I started listening to George Carlin, Chris Rock, Demetri Martin, Mitch Hedberg and other all time greats. Each had their own swagger, and all were genius.
I also found comedians on YouTube like Bo burnham and Jon Lajoie hilarious.
Now back to filmmaking, I started getting more interested in the art of making films, alongside humor. Now I cared about cinematography, direction, flow, etc. I had always cared about those things when I watched movies, but had never implemented them seriously in my videos, because after all, they were just something I did for fun.
But now, I myself feel I’ve evolved in the way my tastes have, and I see the evolution from my early days to my present youtube account. I’ve experimented with comedy rants, skits, narration/voiceover videos and I still have a lot more I want to try out with filmmaking.
In one year, everything has changed 🙂
Thanks for reading
All my videos can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/killcure