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Episode 36: The Weird Things We Do As Kids Ft. Jacob Barr

Duration: 01:22:09
When we're kids, we explore the ins and outs of what it means to be human and we don't care nearly as much about what other people think of us. Because of that, we do some pretty weird stuff, and in hindsight, a lot of that stuff is really funny. In fact, thinking back to when we were kids and had m
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When we're kids, we explore the ins and outs of what it means to be human and we don't care nearly as much about what other people think of us. Because of that, we do some pretty weird stuff, and in hindsight, a lot of that stuff is really funny. In fact, thinking back to when we were kids and had more childlike wonder and enthusiasm about the world can not only be a great perspective on for writing a joke, but it can also be a reminder to not take ourselves so seriously. Michigan comedian Jacob Barr joins us to talk about the really weird thing he did as a kid that any childhood psychologist would question as a red flag, when in reality, it was just innocent fun. We also talk about: -The small world of the midwestern comedy scene. -Jacob's bit about the weird "kink" he had as a kid. -The authenticity of sharing personal narratives onstage. -How Jacob gets away with being mean to the audience. -Leaving out story details if they don'r add to the joke. -Being comfortable collaborating with other comedians. -The dangers of taking an off-the-cuff comment or tag that worked in the moment and putting it on paper. -Drawing from personal experiences instead of sharing grander opinions. -Being bullies as kids. -The trick of being authentic about your inauthenticity. -Prank calls. -Nate Bargatze's bit on childhood toys. -How we're imprinted upon as kids to play certain gender and societal roles. -The reason Steve doesn't want to be TOO good with kids. -How we're our truest selves as kids and how it's conditioned out of us. -The joke-writing tactic of applying childlike curiosity to adult situations. -Weird childhood fears. -And more! Additional bonus footage available if you become a Patron. Visit patreon.com/youcantlaughpod for exclusive access. Produced by Golden Ox Studio | Music: Producedbyzip
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