My First Time Standing Up

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I always considered myself a funny person, but I always considered people that thought themselves funny weren’t actually funny. I’m not sure where that leaves me. I always admired stand up comedians and envied their ability because I’m awful at public speaking and nervous in most situations, so I’m pretty bad at speaking in general. Around friends I’m fine, but with strangers I lose all my confidence. I was required to take a public speaking course in college, if it wasn’t required I would have never done it. There were 15 people and the class started at 8:00am, more than half the class skipped because it was at freaking 8:00am. I made every class though, I was determined to get better. In the beginning I was nervous and a poor speaker despite a majority of the audience being half asleep, but by the end of the class I was still just as bad.

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