How do I (23F) tell my boyfriend (30M) that his comedy is bad
My boyfriend has recently gotten into stand up comedy, and he loves it which is great! He has met a lot of cool people and has been doing open mics for a couple months now. The only thing is, he isn’t very good.
Now I know people need practice before they’re good at anything and comedy is one of them, but I get second hand embarrassment really bad and I can barely stand going to these open mics anymore just to watch him bomb every time.
He got a couple laughs the other night and it has sent him into this idea that he’s really good, and has been asking places to give him a full hour set. I cannot watch him do comedy for an hour. He posted one of his sets online and people were commenting either things along the lines of “oof” “yikes” or “good try” and he still can’t grasp that maybe he isn’t as good as he thinks and needs to work on material.
What drives me the most crazy is he doesn’t change his material, he has been reusing the same jokes that historically haven’t gotten laughs over and over again expecting them to finally get a one.
I know I’m probably being a bad girlfriend but if I have to sit though his comedy one more time I’m going to have a brain aneurysm.