Today, especially in the San Francisco theater and standup comedy scene, solo shows or monologues are becoming a great venue to speak your life. And many people are taking the form to the level of mastery. You’ve heard Eric Bogosian on CD, you’ve seen Spading Gray on DVD, maybe you went to the theater and saw your first solo show in person. And now you’re Inspired. “This is it!” you realize. This is how I want to tell my story!
Yoki Kamuras goal is to measure laughter and to make the measuring device as small as a mobile phone and sell it as a health and amusement device. So at the doctor’s office, along with weighing you, taking your blood pressure and temperature, they could also measure your aH!
Doctor to man in office, “Ok John, turn your head and laugh.”
A recent study suggests that animals from rats to monkeys partake in joy and laughter that very much resembles a humans joy and laughter. Monkeys chase eachother and pant in ways that resemble a humans laugh, even rats, as they play chirp in ways that resemble our very own giggles. They actually found that–no joke–rats might be into Sid Caesar.
I highly recommend checking out Clark Taylor and Johnny Steele here–two great (and may I say unsung) heros of San Francisco comedy. And, for full disclosure, also buddies of mine. It’s great that we’re getting so much solo show work happening in the Bay Area–especially from standups. We’re so good at being on stage, and often have so much more to offer by adding a story arc that glues our jokes together like a sturdy arc over the stormy waters of the stage.
hari om… so… we last left our heroine in bombay… (that sounds so strange to say–like we stashed our smack in an alley in india) she was just finishing a performance of her new comedy show "eat, pray, laugh" along with her comedian friend samson at the jewish community center. she–ok, i–was worried that the […]
Phoenix: I am inspired by the magical bird who, every 500 years, builds a nest, sets it alight, and burns in its own fire. It then rises anew from the ashes and lives again. Reminds me of Passover. Like the flood story from the Torah, a version of the Phoenix story exists in China, Japan, […]