AT HOME ART DATE | read watch improvise + write
Comedian Leslie Jones has been an SNL regular for several years and is now branching into making more films. She started life as a DJ and continues to provoke when and wherever she can.
During the election, she turned her recorded commentary of the nightly news into an art form. In this AT HOME ART DATE, you will create your style of armchair comedy.
This week's AT HOME ART DATE combines three elements to help you play with and improvise your unique form of humor.
(element one) READ a NYT interview with Leslie Jones.
(element two) WATCH Leslie Jones in action.
(element three) IMPROVISE + WRITE your unique armchair comedy.
(element one) READ this NYT interview with Leslie Jones.
(element two) WATCH Leslie Jones in action as she comments on the day’s news and the comments on the commentators. This video uses adult language. You may want to take notes.
(element three) IMPROVISE + WRITE your unique form of television commentary. We all do it. We all talk to our television. Over the next week, film yourself or record your voice for 2 minutes a day, commenting on what you see on television. The news is ideal, but anything you watch every day will work. At the end of the week, listen to what you recorded and see if you can craft one joke from your collection of opinions.
Give yourself permission to be at your silliest and goofiest. Be whatever age sets you free!
Well done, artist!
If you seek perfection, you will never reach completion.
I hope you find Leslie Jones & Your Arm Chair Comedy a compelling AT HOME ART DATE.
I curate provocative AT HOME ART DATES for you to enjoy solo or with others in your own home. Many of these art dates have online elements combined with supplemental reading, listening, and a variety of activities you can do at home to enhance how you express and experience art. Feel free to forward these art dates to others. Remember to check out the bonus material below.
These AT HOME ART DATES are free of charge. However, they do take time, energy, and a lifetime of artistic experience to put together. If you’d like to buy me a cup of tea as a bit of thanks, I’d appreciate your generosity. Buy Pattie a Cup of Tea.
My online course Gimme Culture is up and running. Get details and sign up here. Let me know if you have any questions.