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Episode 096: Thoughts from Mom-nonymous
Episode 096: The Funny Thing About Relationships with Barry Weisenberg
This week’s guest, Barry Weisenberg, “King of One Liners” Stand Up Comedian, tells how relationships affect comedy and vise versa. On board with this is Leanne Linsky, another Stand Up Comic. They compare notes and The Boyfriend joins in with lots of questions. What a fun episode this was!
Comedy is a science which takes a lot of thought, writing, and reflection of moments in their lives. For Barry, it goes back to his childhood, bullying, and rejection. Barry said that at times he had really low self esteem, depressen, and even thoughts of suicide. Relationships can also affect us that way. However, these two comics share more in their comedic skills. While waiting in the wings to go on stage and observing other comics they learn so much. When a comic bombs, and they have all done that at one time or another, they relate to that feeling. They will encourage that comic to come back and do something new next time. The more you perform the more you learn.
Sometimes doing comedy makes for short relationships. The nightly hours don’t always work. Significant others have to enjoy your humor and talent. It takes guts to put yourself out there. Barry said now that there are dating sites on the internet that gives him some comfort getting to know a woman before actually meeting in person. He is more comfortable with that.
They touched on “The Me Too movement “ and on our Politicians. Writing and performing is more difficult as people get offended more now. But Barry teaches comic writing classes helping others with his talents. Leanne and Barry are in a writing group together.
They don’t call Barry” King Of the One Liners” for nothing. I found him very amusing.
Each week Mom-nonymous shares her thoughts on the episode. Mom-nonymous is a wife, mom, and listener of Life Lafter Divorce Podcast. She’s been married for over 50 years, has never been divorced, and would like to remain anonymous.