The blog of,"Sister act 2" Star, Cirque du Soleil Hall of Famer, Certified Sommelier, Certified Beer Server, Certifiable Comedian Polymath Vaudevillian. The "Navy SEAL" of Entertainment-Christian Fitzharris
"...on bad days I have only dead words, and they are so corpse-heavy that I cannot write with them, not even a letter. Is that bad, weak? And yet God wills it so with me..."- Rilke
Look into the face of childhoods fancy turned surreal. Way too real. Truth.
Artist, Nacho Diaz recently lit up the internet with his incredible depiction of what "Bert" from Sesame Street would look like if he were an actual person. This work of art takes one of our childhood archetypes and places him squarely inches from our nose to reconsider what we've laughed at all of these years.Ourselves.
Seriously though, I can't help laughing at this disturbing creature.This piece exemplifies all of my favorite things in comedy. Real. Creepy. Childlike. Unblinking unapologetic dead pan bizarity.
Hats off to you, Nacho, for a masterpiece of pop culture phenomenon. Thank you.
Here's a simple exercise if you're a comedian. In addition to preparing your material for your upcoming Open Mic or other performance. Ask yourself how you want to be seen on stage. Not just as being funny, but what impression do you want your physical appearance and your onstage habits want to leave with the audience members? Before I went onstage for my last comedy club performance I asked myself,"What do I want to look like onstage?" Do I want to be the comedian who stands solid at the mic? Do I want to pointedly wander connecting with the audience? Most performers know to try to make eye contact with every member of the audience, but some do not know this. This builds rapport and helps bring the audience members into your world. In my early twenties I wanted to come off as chaotic and brilliant like an early Robin Williams. But being chaotic and "brilliant" and being just chaotic is a super slim line barely visible to the human eye.
After doing 9 to 10…