Sometimes I see things or hear things that and I wonder, Where have I been? (Hence the title of this post.) I had one of those moments earlier this evening. I was driving by an old theater turned events location & was puzzled by what I read on the marquis:
Ethiopian Comedy Show (never mind that they misspelled it). I never knew there was such a thing. When I got to the computer tonight, I Googled “Ethiopian Comedy” and it turns out there are lots and lots of YouTube videos of Ethiopian comedy. I clicked on one or two to see what I’ve been missing, but they’re not in English, at least not the ones I clicked on. So I’m still out of the loop. I don’t know of any Ethiopian community around here, either.
I guess it shouldn’t seem so odd or out-of-place, it’s just that Ethiopian Comedy is so specific. It’s not “Open Mic Comedy Night” or “Stand-up Comedy Here.” It’s Ethiopian Comedy. What’s so funny about that?