Jokes and other trivial things ...

Posted by StuffonmyMind on January 3, 2021

oofé tis finally 2021

Well first off acknowledging privilege, I am lucky to have practically chilled through this whole ordeal while shit was getting crazier and crazier out there. I finna wanted to travel to attend conferences this year cause Pygotham 2019 was a real hoot but twas the magic of 2020, everything was now online. The year sucked but I am very much lucky and grateful to be where I am today

So with the online format, Pygotham did something cool, they decided to brand the conf like a TV show and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try and be funny. I submitted my talk on ensembling models and it was accepted ! I decided to adapt my talk to a Late night format, mostly inspired from Last Week Tonight and started writing jokes and boy was it hard and fun at the same time.

I have always had this obsession to be the funniest person in the room to a point where I try really hard to manufacture jokes out of thin air. The first time I tried to be funny in public was my first year in college, we had a course called English for Engineers and the goal of the final project was to prepare and deliver a monologues, I just copied jokes from the sets of other comedians and did like an ensemble set of stolen jokes but here’s the thing, It Worked !!! people responded really really well and I was pumping with adrenaline by the end of it and wanted to keep going forever, That was also the time where I decided I wanna do this more often cause it is exhilarating but I am also a lazy mf so I did not do anything about it.

PygothamTV was a chance for me to do it again, the two things I loved, computers and comedy. It was really fun and there was a point I was doubting every bit I wrote but I had a second set of eyes and reassurance from some wonderful friends. So yeah I finally recorded myself, twice actually cause I fricked up the audio the first time around

This is the clip

These tweets made my day 😭😭,

king king

One at a time people


I wanna keep doing things like this :)