Venessa Peruda | Comedy Writer + Stand-up Artist
“At this point, I’m just trying to throw shit at the wall and see what sticks."
...My biggest thing I remind myself, or I would impart upon another comic, would be that there isn’t just one way to go about it. It really is just about “out creating” everyone else. And staying true to the work that you’re doing – don’t just make another twerking video because it’s hot right now and it might get the most hits. Don’t make work that’s shit. Make work that you’ll be proud of years down the road and is more rewarding. There’s a residual life to art. Things can be created and then years later, people will be like "that’s genius!". Everyone jumps on board, and it’s like “I made this ten years ago.” But then I think, “Am I thinking too far ahead? Am I writing for the future or in the future and it’s taking awhile for the masses to catch up?” I do believe there is that residual effect of art and what you make. Don’t let it be something you’re not proud of.