Thursday, December 23, 2010

Funny Kid

This morning, I woke up with this song in my head. And I couldn't remember where it was from or how it got in my head considering I hadn't heard it in probably 10+ years. I just realized it's from an old "Mad TV" sketch that I loved when I was a kid. I used to stay up and watch "Mad TV" {and try really hard to get through "SNL"... but I had trouble staying up that late.} And I know this sounds terrible, but sometimes I thought "Mad TV" was so much funnier. In fact, a lot of the time I thought "Mad TV" was funnier. {Blasphemy?}

I didn't grow up thinking, "I want to be a comedian!" Because I thought "comedian" meant "stand-up" and I certainly didn't want to do that. I thought I just wanted to act - and then I got to high school and realized I was too shy and socially awkward to do anything, aside from wearing a 4-times-too-big Gap sweatshirt. But I knew I could make my friends laugh and I was pretty good at it. So, thankfully, shows like "Mad TV" and "SNL" and even "All That" gave me an outlet and put the idea in my head that there was a lot more to being a "comedian". And then, of course, actually seeing a show at IA changed the game entirely because I'm not sure I knew improv existed before that. That was the day I decided, "Hey Patty, give up on your dreams of being an accountant!"

No... I never dreamed of being an accountant. I still use my fingers to count.

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