Tuesday, September 25, 2007
language barriers and comedy in different countries
when i was in spain i did a silent act and spanish act .
i was excited to see how my show would translate, i'm half hispanic.
silent and spanish paid @10 euros.
in english it paid 30-50 euros.
i watched the other acts the story was the same i was disappointed but i was doin shows in english for the remainder of my stay.
in fact i noticed other countries were alright with me doin my stuff in english.
you see over there they have a state launguage but they are educated enough to speak others.....i was embarassed i could only speak some spanish and some english.
with that, it is always a good idea to put some of thier language in your show to at least show your trying and as respect.
some times jokes didn't translate and i tryed new comedy that worked but it didn't work here when i tryed it here.
i noticed different cultures found different things funny.