Deciding to get serious about comedy.

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Deciding to get serious about comedy.

In 2011, I briefly considered pursuing comedy seriously but life’s distractions intervened. However, an individual whom I respected and admired reached out to me, acknowledging my potential and encouraging me to take the leap into comedy. This was not the first time someone had commended my abilities, but it was the first time it resonated deeply enough to make me question and consider the possibility.

This moment of validation and encouragement came at a critical juncture when I was open and receptive to the idea of embracing comedy. Despite feeling hesitant and unsure about my capabilities, I realised that a lot of my self-doubt stemmed from negative self-talk rather than genuine lack of talent. The transition from other pursuits to comedy was daunting, especially with the prevalence of self-doubt, but the prospect of challenging myself and working through vulnerabilities felt like a necessary step in this new journey.

As I reflected on my past experiences and the changing landscape of opportunities, I recognised that stepping into comedy was a decision influenced by personal growth and a willingness to confront fears head-on. Embracing vulnerability by openly discussing my struggles with stage fright and self-doubt became a crucial aspect of my comedic process- a level of candidness that allowed me to connect with the audience on a deeper level. This shift towards authenticity and openness in my performance, despite the internal struggles, resonated with me as a means of cultivating a genuine connection with others by showcasing not just the humorous side but also the raw, unfiltered human elements within.