The second-annual Creative Week returns for seven days of inspiration across genres. (Seriously: from spoken word, television, and typeset to photography and music, you'd be hard-pressed not to find a creative aspect covered.)
Hard-pressed, eh? Here are the categories:
EVENTS: ALL | ADVERTISING | DESIGN | ART | PHOTO | FILM | MUSIC | DISCUSSION | EDUCATION | THEATRE
Comedy? Not so much. No surprise either. Comedy is near the bottom of the art totem pole.
It's rarely taught in schools. Comedies rarely win Best Picture. You don't see standup in museums. Carlin and Pryor are rarely mentioned among the great thinkers of their time. The NY Times has an architecture critic but you'll never see anyone reviewing comedy in a thoughtful way there. Entertainment Weekly reviews all kinda crap, but not comedy. Other than Time Out NY, it's tough to find any mainstream publication in NYC that truly "covers" comedy. A great photographer is an artist...a great comedian is, well, just a comedian.
I guess when you make fun of things, you don't get taken seriously. It's all just a joke.
But hey, maybe it's good to be an alien in the pretentious, BS-filled art world. And at least it ain't dance. No one respects that.
Labels: about standup
Permalink | 5/04/2010