The Spirit of a Scribe | Comedian Jeremy Scippio
Joce: Jeremy! Thank you so much for being a part of this writers series. I’ve known you since around 2014, when we met working in television production. For our readers could you introduce your title, style of work and years doing it.
Jeremy: I am Jeremy Scippio, a stand-up comedian, writer and an asthmatic (8 years)
Joce: My first question for you is one of my favorites to ask. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Jeremy: “Take that Creative Writing class 8th grade Jeremy! Oh and actually DO stand-up, don't just talk about it!”
Joce: Don’t talk about it, be about it! I feel you for sure. Do you think the Internet/social media contribute to the well-being of comedy?
Jeremy: Yes, I think some would disagree but, social media has made comedy easier to access and has provided more opportunities.
Joce: Right, it’s another platform for you to share your work. So when it comes to writing a set, how do you get started?
Jeremy: I concentrate on ideas or issues that care about. Next, I attempt to translate my feelings into a simple, more conversational and humorous format instead of emotional vomit.
Joce: Yeah it is standup, not a blog. What book are you reading right now?
Joce: I didn’t even know that was a book. I take the Love Language test online like twice a year! So tell me this. When you are on stage, what do you do when people don’t laugh?
Jeremy: It depends on the scenario. Either move or GO HARDER.
Joce: What music inspires you to write?
Jocelyn: Periodt! What do you see for trends in comedy in 2019-2020?
Jeremy: I see more creativity and innovative approaches because typical comedy has become oversaturated.
Joce: What are some obstacles comedians face in today’s politically correct culture, if any?
Jeremy: For some, it has become harder to develop ideas on stage because your words are overanalyzed before you can complete the thought. Also, people record you (with or w/o your knowledge), post your ideas online (out of context), or just claim them as their own.
Joce: Who is your favorite comedian?
Jeremy: Martin Lawrence
Joce: What is your favorite topic to write about?
Jeremy: Anything that opens a person’s perspective on a tradition or controversial topic
Joce: Thank you for sharing your perspective on today’s comedy scene Jeremy! You can check out his work on iTunes by clicking the button below. It is also available on Spotify, Tidal + Pandora.