I haven't written in a long while because I'm discovering that I'm not much of a writer. Meaning, I don't necessarily feel pulled to write my thoughts out on a daily basis. At least, not as a web post. I am, however, realizing that I like to write jokes reflecting my wacky way of looking at things and performing stand-up comedy.
Writing and performing comedy is a real high for me. You get that instant response from the audience. Doing stand-up gives me the chance to perform any time I want and helps me overcome my fear of "breaking the fourth wall."
Trained actors often feel a sense of loyalty to preserving the presentational style of performance, what's demanded in theatrical productions. Comedy demands that you identify with your audience. That's a departure from the actor's usual goal of identifying with the character he's playing.
So, until further notice, I'll be sharpening my comedy skills and hoping it enriches my work as an actor. Here's a link to one of my routines: