I’m sure you’ve heard someone say “that’s so easy I could do it in my sleep” or a similar line that attempts to diminish the other person’s achievement or skill. Well, lately, I’ve been coming up with jokes or brief comedic bits, literally in my sleep. Sometimes it’s me on a stage delivering to an audience, other times it may just be a random scenario of someone saying the joke, or just “seeing” the joke in my sleepy head. It’s kind of strange. However, I don’t think it has anything to do with simplicity. If comedy were that easy more people would be willing to do it professionally.
I find it amusing and a little peculiar, that when it comes to creative writing, if I have a partial idea and don’t wake up and write it down, it’s lost for good. But with humor, I can still remember the details when I wake up to jot down at my convenience, and there’s no sense of pieces missing or a loss.
Could it be a sign from the universe (or just my brain) that I should start pursuing comedy/humor? I don’t really know. It’s something I’ll continue to think about and maybe if the opportunity of an open mic presents itself, I’ll give it a go.