Yes I’m aware the Superbowl is tonight, but we’re screening “Make Fun” at the Cynic Cave in Lost Weekend Video in the Mission. If you’re not into football, come watch an independent documentary about comedy in Cleveland. It’ll enrich your life, and earn you some serious hipster cred. Also, it would make my friends and I very, very happy.
The first four episodes are almost done! Get ready to have your faces moderately melted.
1. Gather information, but not too much information.
This includes scouring headlines; checking what articles those already in agreement with you have posted. You can read the entire articles if you want, but it’s probably unnecessary. The headline will give you all you need to get going.
2. Find your angle, don’t consider any others.
This is the easy part. You can form your “thesis” via the headlines you read. For example, when you read about what Miley Cyrus did, you can then form your position. Be clear, concise, and unwavering in your opinion. Do not consider other opinions or use them in your piece.
3. Choose your platform, one that reaches only your like-minded friends.
For example: an open letter, a blog post, a short Facebook post, a simple Tweet with a link, etc. Wherever you can reach the most people that already agree with you.
4. Write, do not review, then post.
It’s very important that you do not proof your piece. Try to post it as soon as your place the last period, or ellipsis. Also, be sure to link to an article, use hashtags and mention the offender’s name or product as often as possible. You want to make sure to raise awareness of the offender, not the problem, or actual root of it.
— A few notes on tone and perspective:
- Sarcasm is the clearest voice on the internet. Use it as much as you want.
- Sincerity should not be used unless the offense you’re writing about was directed only at you, which it wasn’t and probably never will be.
- Do not offer solutions.
- Make it about you, even if it’s not. The internet gives everyone the opportunity to be a passive advocate, so take advantage of it.
Good luck everyone. There’s a lot of rallying to be done out there on the internet so get to it!
Pumped to let you robots know that I’ll be performing during this year’s San Francisco SketchFest, but we’re also screening “Make Fun,” the comedy documentary.
I’ll be hosting Rhys Darby and Michael WInslow on Friday 1/31 at Cobb’s
Performing on SF Punchline’s Showcase on Sunday 2/2
The screening of “Make Fun” will be at Cynic Cave on Sunday 2/2