My biggest passion in life is comedy. It’s like I have some cancer that makes me seek out everything that’s funny. In fact, that’s why I came to New York City—it’s the mecca of comedy, from stand up to improv, it’s here.
I started performing stand up comedy last year, and there’s no greater sensation in the world. It’s terrifying and utterly liberating all in the same moment. Just making one person laugh, one time, is a huge reward. I’ve become addicted to the sound of laughter I receive after I get through telling a story or making a witty remark (maybe people are just laughing at me).
I’m so in love with the comedy found in NYC that it’s not funny. Seriously.
It’s ironic that the thing I’m most serious about in life is something that’s far from it. I urge everyone to dive into the comedy scene, whether you’re performing or enjoying (or both), because everybody needs a little more laughter in life. Go out and do something, like stand up shows, improv shows, or karaoke. What better way to laugh than at your friends trying to belt out lyrics from The Spice Girls? Finding fun NYC student discounts makes a good time even better, knowing that you’re saving cash!
Joking aside, with a quick web search you can find loads of cheap or free comedy shows all across the city. My favorite, Gotham Comedy Club, hosts a free open mic every Monday; a very cool venue to check out.
Also, if a hilarious night of karaoke with some close friends hits your funny bone, then I found a great coupon for “Karaoke Boho” in the Campus Clipper for 50% Sunday-Thursday and 25% Friday-Saturday. Don’t forget your student ID for an awesome NYC student discount!
Paul, Auburn University 2012
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