Thursday, November 12, 2009
Chris of Cynical-C.com writes:
Why do comics traditionally stand in front of a brick wall to do standup?
I'm not sure I know what you're talking about.
Do you mean, why do they stand when doing stand-up? It's in the job description.
Or why do they traditionally stand in front of a wall? Well, buildings have walls. It's hard not to do stand-up in front of a wall unless you're performing under a circus tent. But even tents have tent walls.
If you're asking specifically about the bricks, well, I don't know that it's a tradition per se. I mean it's not as if this was a prerequisite or an archetype of what it meant to do comedy decades ago.
And it's not like really established comedians do it.
I shouldn't even answer this question. I mean it's just not a concept I'm familiar with.
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