Oh we thought we were funny.
Then we had our first kid.
Suddenly, nothing worked. All our time-tested material. All our characters. Nothing!
So we realized that maybe this is the world’s hardest audience. And we put together a show to test that theory.
This is a show about truth – finding out what’s genuinely, elementally funny, and what’s just clever. It’s about removing the “pity” laugh and the “I get your reference – or maybe I only kind of get it, but I’m going to laugh so my date thinks I’m smart” laugh. Three comedians enter. Three kids, from infants to teenagers, try to keep a straight face. Points awarded for smiles, chuckles, laughs, pee… and deducted for tears.
This is real. This is comedy. This is Make My Baby Laugh.
Make My Baby Laugh has been performed at the Peoples Improv Theater, This Theater, and Spoke The Hub. We will be announcing the next performance soon.