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I worked at Comedy Gallery in Minneapolis as an usher in the early nineties, and while there, took a shot at stand-up on open stage.
I did a total of twelve gigs until I realized that I was starting to get drunk in order to go on stage. That ended it. I was getting more nervous instead of less.
One of the most popular jokes I did was a parody of a song.
I sang like Barbara Streisand and did her song "People."
Here are the words....
People, people who need people
are the stupidest people...in the world (laughs)
who needs them? who needs the aggravation?
when you let go your human pride...and show all the need inside
well then people, they make you feel stupid (laughs)
Lovers, are very special people
the most ridiculous people, in the world...(laughs)
with one person, one very special person
a feeling deep in your soul, says you're a big asshole (laughs)
someone hurt you first, so you wouldn't hurt them worse
people will be people
that's why I can't stand people....any......more! (laughter and applause)
I guess it goes to show people have a fair amount of cynicism, but let's face it - needing people has backfired on all of us!
I did this song back in the days of wandering without Christ. Today, I need people, not like I needed people before Jesus filled my life and took the place of needing people too much, often the cause of being hurt.
Today I need people because having Jesus makes it possible for me to be vulnerable, since I have Him always to bounce back on if someone fails me.
I wish I'd had that wisdom back when I did this song.