Mamdouh told the acting class a funny story
without realizing he was doing a bit of comedy
by the time he’d finished the story he had the whole class laughing
his teacher told him: that’s your first comedy bit!
“What’s a bit?” asked Mamdouh seeing as English wasn’t his first language
the teacher explained and then asked him to do it again, this time on his feet
Mamdouh got up and walked to the front of the class and immediately stopped smiling.
He was nervous
cause suddenly he had to perform the story with the expectation that it is going to be
taking the leap from story telling to stand up comedy
and he bombed
his retelling of the story got no laughs
his delivery completely changed when he was on his feet
“What changed?” the teacher asked him. “It’s the same story. Why not the same you?”