I was on a train for hours and hours before I finally got to the station and I had no idea what I was going to be doing.
I had booked a show with a comedian named Dave Grohl.
I was a bit nervous.
I’d only been to England once before and had never been to a country in Europe, let alone one with an enormous number of famous music acts.
So I was really excited.
The train ride was just a bit of a blur.
As I got off, the conductor looked at me and asked, “What are you doing here?” and I said, “I’m an entertainer, I’m a comedian.
I’m making a comedy about this thing called ‘entertainments’.”
He said, ‘That’s funny, what kind of a comedy?’
“I said, “‘It’s a joke.’
He looked at the time and I went, ‘No, it’s not funny.
It’s a serious thing’.
“So I sat there for a while, I think, and then he said, OK, now you’re going to get a little bit more nervous.
He said, you’ll be sitting in this strange place called a railway station, with this little black and white sign, and you’re supposed to be laughing.
And then I realised that it’s a comedy show, you’re not supposed to get nervous.
He looked at my face and said, that’s what you do.
And so I sat for two hours, I went home and thought, “OK, I can do this”.
I had a laugh about it a couple of days later, in a hotel bar.
I said to myself, ‘What’s the point?
I’m going to laugh about this.'”
I realised that if I went back to England and said to a friend, “Oh, I just wanted to get drunk, I was so excited, I wanted to be like that, I didn’t realise how stupid I was”, she’d go, “Really, that was funny, that didn’t happen, that doesn’t happen”.
So I made a comedy, and I’ve never been the same person ever again.
It took me some time, but I’ve learnt a lot.
I don’t know how I’ve got to this point, because I’ve been doing it for a long time, and there’s always more I could have said.
And I’m not alone, as many comedians have found that they’ve been more successful with comedy and less successful with acting.
I think a lot of people just don’t realise it, but in the past 10 years, I’ve made the best of everything.
It took a lot to make that, and it’s really helped me to see things clearly, and to realise that it doesn’t have to be about how you look, and how you sound.
But in the same way, I’d like to think that if anyone is ever going to do comedy, it should be someone who has had a real-life experience of making comedy, who has been in a comedy band or who has a stand-up act, who is capable of taking it to the next level.
The comedian Dave Grohn, who also writes and stars in TV series, has been touring the world with his comedy show and will be performing in the US next year.
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Theatre can be an art, a place where you can come together and share something and share the love.
I think it can be a real place of learning.
It’s not a joke.