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Old 12-05-2015, 02:56 PM   #116
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Austin, TX
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I personally think the social commentary material is overdone, yeah. Oh, you're an artistic performer in Los Angeles who's against homophobia? Duh. But it doesn't constrict material so much for me, because as a general rule I tell stories. There might be a couple one-liners thrown in there referencing sexism, racism, whathaveyou, but for the most part I do real events made into hyperbole. Which works only with the right audience, granted, but you can't pick who's in front of you. (By way of apology I often warn them "I'm like a cross between Mike Birbiglia and manic depressive. I'm kidding, I'm not actually--medicated for that.")
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