Every beginning comedy book will give you a test to determine if you are funny. No quiz will ever tell you if you can or will be a comedian. Everyone has the capacity to be funny. Most of these tests, that determine if you’re funny, are vague and read like a poorly constructed horoscope that could apply to anyone. What you answer to each question will only tell you if you’re more likely to be a comic.
Most of the time these quizzes look for dysfunction in your family. When they find that dysfunction, or signs of psychological distress, the quiz usually declares you’re fit to be a comic. Then, after hearing what you want to hear in the first page of the first chapter, you throw down your money and buy that book.
All the quiz really tells you is do you fit the profile of the average comedian. Do you have enough problems to make jokes out of. The big problem with the question... [Read Entire Article]
Roseanne Barr was born November 3rd, 1952. She is an Emmy Award-winning actress, talk-show host, and comedian. Over that career, Roseanne has also received several People's Choice Awards, Golden Globes, a Peabody and an American Comedy Award.
Roseanne was born in Salt Lake City to a working-class Jewish family. She was the eldest of four children. After dropping out of high school, she moved to a Colorado hippie commune. There she met Bill Pentland. They married in 1973 and moved to Denver where they had three children. As the couple struggled financially, Roseanne began working at a restaurant as a dishwasher and waitress. Impressed by her quick, caustic wit friends suggested she she try the local stand-up comedy secene in Denver. As she began performing on stage, Roseanne developed a stand-up act with a unique take the typical working-class housewife that would lead her to coin... [Read Entire Bio]