Senior finds comfort in comedy, debuts original stand-up special
Laughing is one of the best feelings ever. It helps the heart, and it brightens people’s days. Senior Jordan Brown is one of those people who just wants to make people laugh, even if that means embarrassing himself.
On Aug. 31, Jordan Brown hosted a stand-up comedy special called “Adult Content” at the PointBank Black Box Theatre.
“The weeks leading up to it, I was very nervous,” Brown said. “I wasn’t even sure if I was going to be able to pay off the theatre I was renting out.”
Although it’s all smiles for Brown now, it hasn’t always been like that.
When he was younger, Brown said he faced some challenges.
“Whenever I would get upset, I’d go in my room and watch comedy for hours. It definitely gave me some temporary relief.”
The stand-up was a way for Brown to make people feel warm inside. It gave him a chance to see people happy and forget about all the negative things that may have affected them.
“I’ve always felt like comedy is a good way to help people forget about their problems for a while,” Brown said. “It feels good to help people forget about what they’re going through just by laughing.”
The special was somewhat surreal to Brown, because both he and others considered it such a big deal.
“It’s real cool when you see four or five teenagers walk up to people and tell them that they’re doing stand-up comedy,” Brown said. “When you tell them that you’re recording and doing DVDs, people are always like, ‘Wow, that’s crazy.’ I really feel way ahead of the curve.”
Brown’s steady motivation was just to show people what he and his fellow peers are doing is worth paying attention to — even if they’re neither professionals nor adults.
“I just wanted to show people that teenagers are capable of doing something big,” Brown said. “I had a lot of fun doing that.”
DAREIOUS SCOTT is a senior at Denton High School and a participant in the Denton Record-Chronicle’s “Speak Out Loud” program for student journalists.