Tuesday, March 18 2014, 09:07 AM MDT
Web Exclusive: Keeping Comedy Clean
SHAUNA LAKE: You talk about having small children, comedy isn’t always the cleanest, there’s language and sometimes some racy jokes involved. You mentioned you went to BYU also. How do you do the comedy side and keep your personal values in tact?
KEITH STUBBS: A few years ago I decided that I wanted my kids to see me perform. That was real important especially my son Jake who is now fourteen. And I thought, “He wants to see me do my thing.” So I figured out a way to do comedy, and still be funny, and still be myself, and where kids can be there. Now my jokes aren’t geared towards kids, this isn’t Nickelodeon, but it’s not dirty at all. So I don’t have to make any adjustments in what I do as far as standup. It doesn’t matter if I’m playing a bar, a comedy club, a honky tonk, a private gig, a gig down at BYU which I’ve done. I don’t have to change my act at all which is nice because there are a lot of comics that if they’re offered a private gig, they go wow I can’t clean it up. Because a lot of private gigs, they are a corporate environment and they have to be cleaner. And they don’t know how to make that transition. Well I don’t have to do that. Thank goodness it makes it much easier for me. But I don’t feel like I’m sacrificing anything comedy wise by being clean. Because I really just do my thing, and I don’t think people notice that it’s clean or dirty or anything, it’s whether or not it’s funny.
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