I was doing a comedy show once at Wunderbar in Edmonton and after I performed I remember one of the hosts saying, on stage, “I don’t even really like stand-up comedy”.
I like to imagine that going into the show which he had helped put on for more than a year he was like “Yeah, stand-up, yet another great comedy format.” and then after I performed he was all “Stand-up is dead and life is worthless”.
In reality, I don’t think he said it right after I performed. It might have even been before I performed. And it was probably a belief he had held for a long time. But I like to think I caused that reaction because if I can’t be good at comedy I want to be so bad that it shakes people’s faith in the entire art form.