The problem is, I end up having a good time. Thus, the activity is “reinforcing.” Because nothing compares — at least, not in my life. Because, in my life, nothing else is going on.

At the same time, however, there’s always much anxiety. Because you want to get it right. Because you’ll be in Tech Week next week. Because you know you can always do better. And, although you run your lines everyday, there’s shame and guilt over the fact that you never spend enough time committing them to memory.

What’s great about performing in a comedy — or, one thing that’s great — is that you’re not just doing it for yourself. It’s for the audience just as much as it’s for you. And, when it works (because “dying’s easy, comedy’s hard”) it’s the best kind of group therapy.

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