RHLSTP #168

Listening to Danielle Ward reflecting on what she finds so frustrating about standup struck a chord with me.

I really like doing stand up, but I get frustrated by the medium; I get frustrated by the idea that you can’t go on a bit of a journey…it’s really hard to create a different world. […] I find it a bit frustrating sometimes when you come out in front of an audience like when you are doing a club gig as a stand up or even a tour show and you come out and immediately find yourself trying to win them over. Conversely, when you do any piece of theatre like the one I did at the Dunbar and the audience are so excited about what’s going to happen whereas for stand up the audience is so combative “Come on then impress us”. I get really fed up with that sometimes that you’re not given that leeway do something a bit more interesting.

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