My Comedy Rules & Goals

So, as my comedy act continues to grow, and my voice continues to strengthen, I am developing my own personal comedy rules & goals.

#1.) Keep writing. Always. Everyday you are growing, and becoming more knowledgable, and this should be seen in your jokes. Always.

#2.) If someone isn’t as strong as you don’t listen to them. It’s okay to admit you’re talented because you are. Your brand is starting to grow, and people who are not as talented should butt out of your business.

#3.) Never ever tear down someone’s appearance in a joke. Do not do this to males or females. Sure you have made fun of people’s appearance in your life, yes, who hasn’t but for the stage you go after people’s character, you go after how stupid people are, because you’re bright. Your humor is witty, and humor targeting people’s appearances is easily accessible. That isn’t you. It is also shallow, and Jaclyn Passaro is not shallow.

#4.) Start looking better on stage. Dress better. Your comedy style is old school; it is very classic, and so should your physical appearance. All of the comics you enjoy do not go on stage looking schlocky. They look put together, because the comics you enjoy are not self deprecating.

#5.) Never apologize. There are people who will not get you and your style of humor. Fuck them.

#6.) Never ever dumb yourself down. The right people will fall in love with you.

#7.) Find a headliner who you compliment well and open for them.

#8.) Buy merch so you can start making some cash.

#9.) Perform in Florida & New York (This Year)

#10.) Continue to get darker, and darker. You like making people laugh at what they really shouldn’t laugh at, because its a challenge, and you have an ego. The ego says I am so good I am going to make you laugh at something you shouldn’t laugh at.

#11.) Become MORE narcissistic. The jokes that emphasize the narcness hit extremely well.

#12.) Act friendly. You are always stand offish, and that isn’t going to help you. Its going to make people think you’re a snob.

 

xoxoxoxoxo- Jaclyn

 

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Shitty week ended pretty cool.

So, I had a pretty shitty week. Eh it happens. But we learn from the bad in life, and if we are smart we use the bad to create something good…like in my case it is art.

I had an audition yesterday, and it went well! I got chosen to perform for Vets on November 11th! How COOL! Performing makes me feel so, so happy! It makes me feel like I am changing the world, and giving people something as magnificent as laughter makes me know I am doing something right. Whenever I am performing, and I am doing well, I feel like I am on top of the world, like I am on this amazing drug, and nothing has ever made me feel that way. Maybe performing will always be my boyfriend LOL. No guy has ever made me feel the way I feel when I am doing well on stage.

Also, I am doing a shoot next Saturday for a pilot that my friend Sally Mullins is producing, it is a dating show! If you haven’t checked her out please do Sally is one of my favorite people ever! So fucking talented, and so fucking nice! Everyone loves her. This is her site: http://www.sallymullins.com

Oh Gosh a Letter.

When I was a Freshman in college, I had to write a letter to myself, it contained mostly career goals, and what we wanted from our future. I wanted to be the next Jessica Savitch, and I wanted to start a charity, and save the world. I remember a friend saying “ok Angelina Jolie”. I was so sweet, so naive, and so vibrant. Oh yeah and I wanted a bunch of books published. LOL.

I cannot be the next Savitch, because I really do not have an interest in reporting the news. I cannot write a bunch of books, because I’m not that good of a writer. I’m a good blogger. I can however, write really good jokes. I can make people laugh. I can push the envelope, and get people to see the extraordinary in something that appears to be ordinary.

That’s why I love comedy. Writing is that thing I fell in love with when I was 6. It allowed me to CREATE, EXPLORE, ESCAPE. Performing gives people happiness, but it also makes them THINK. My humor is not easy; it’s clever, and difficult. Some people cant handle it, and I am okay with that. My art is allowed to push people’s buttons, and make them feel. If they cannot handle their feelings then fuck them.

xoxoxoxoxoxo

@JaclynPassaro

The Prestige, Comedy..Similarities

I do not know how many of you have seen the film, The Prestige, but if you haven’t, you should check it out. It has some incredible actors! Anyways, the film is about two magicians who are constantly competing against one another. One of the magicians has a trick that nobody can seem to figure out…

Magic tricks are broken down into three parts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU0uiGAm_SY 

When I was watching this the other night, I instantly saw a huge correlation between magic tricks and writing jokes.

The first part of the joke is called the premise…in magic tricks, it is called the pledge, the comic tells you something ordinary, or believable…I hate mice, or My shoes piss me off…then in the second act the joke starts to turn…the comic takes that ordinary premise, and starts to show the audience something out of the ordinary and if the audience is truly into it they will not even try to predict where you are going with the joke because ultimately they want to be fooled. Of course there is no third act, there is nobody to bring back, but in a nutshell, I saw a few similarities.

xoxoxoxo- Jaclyn

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My Art is Dark

My art is dark.

I drown myself in narcissism because I believe I can alter the stars.

I express myself with beliefs that are foreseen as  unconventional

AND I COULD GIVE A FUCK WHAT YOU THINK!

My art, my comedy stems from being a token outcast. I am not really seen as an outcast because I am cute, endearing and likable, but I am pretty odd. I dance to my own beat and if you don’t like it, well too bad.

My anger stems come from the fact that I do not want to be what society has shoved down my throat all of these years. I dont want kids, I hate them. I dont care about getting married. I just want to find a guy I actually like more than three months lol. I get bored very easily.

xoxoxo—Jaclyn follow me on ig @JaclynPassaro