Humor’s The Best Way to Critique the Critical – Janet Roth Perfecting Standup Performances
The world isn’t a place where people take sarcasm lightly, add a smile and a bit of humor, and you’ll see the magical shift in how well people accept it. Standup comedians have used this tact to ably convey their take on daily issues to the masses; the best part is they’ll cleverly do this with the very person sitting right in front of them.
Janet Roth is a rising star of the standup stage, a Ukrainian-born Jewish Armenian; she hails from a family of engineers – well, who would have believed she’d turn out a standup comedian in LA? No one. But that’s how life works; a passionate actor who first stepped onstage at the age of eight was cast in Goethe’s Walpurgis Night, though it was a high school play, but can be undoubtedly considered a baby step. She already knew the gimmicks at a young age but got them polished by acting tutors like Eric Morris.
She has a specific art of tickling the funny bones with her multi-lingual dialect time and again. Roth’s fluent Russian, Ukrainian, and German let her play with the crowd’s need for some trilingual humor needs. Her recent Instagram post on her official account @thejanetroth got her to question the lack of support on the Russian invasion of Ukraine – her satirical approach mixed with logical humor got the message through, and people actually donated to the cause of helping Ukrainian citizens financially.
That’s what empowers her; as a standup, she touches sensitive topics quite frequently, mixing it with hilarious words allowing her to convey the message to the aching stomachs hearing her.