From the archive: This post was published on our original site, MyCityLife back on 24 April 2014
In this day and age, comedy has come to be a reflection on life: it is the art of turning tragedy into humour and emerging enlightened in spite of the adversity. And while we are used to our local comedians from Mike van Acker to Elliot Goblet, Danny Bhoy or Josh Thomas taking us on a painful powerful exploration into the human soul, very rarely do we get such direction from the young mind. Generally being on the receiving end of eloquence and wit from a 17-year-old is much the same as wanting to get your teeth pulled: it just never happens. But Young Blood Comedy has emerged as a platform for local teens to give comedy a crack. Given that open mics are held in pubs, Young Blood Comedy is an opportunity to give standup a shot without being done over by security for your ID.
And with Young Blood Comedy authorities Jordan Schulte and Tom Watkin, comedy is all about the bare bones: there are no bells and whistles; it’s the rawness of pure unadulterated humour. Just like hiphop, Young Blood Comedy is about perspectives and observations of the minority group: the young virulent Aussie male kid. From schoolies to ripping on Logan or producing a podcast featuring guests like Rove and Wil Anderson, there are facetious revelations about life on the streets.
As the perfect foil to the hiphop acts coming to Chalk Hotel for hiphop festival Sound Check featuring Xzibit on Saturday, Jordan and Tom prepare their routine and get down and dirty with their Top 5 hiphop festival tracks. For just like comedy, hiphop is a reflection on life: it is the art of turning tragedy into humour and emerging enlightened in spite of the adversity
The Festival Song (feat. 360 & Hailey Cramer) – Pez