This is truly a Jim Carrey classic. Before he became famous in movies, Jim was on stage with stand-up comedy shows. And what a show these were! The style Jim Carrey had, has never been seen before.
You can see Jim Carrey’s The Unnatural Act Stand-Up Comedy Show here. During the second season of “In Living Color”, Jim Carrey began preparing a stand-up comedy special. Before the special aired on Showtime, in November 1991, Jim’s mother died. He dedicated “Jim Carrey’s Unnatural Act” in memory of Kathleen Carrey (whom he affectionately called “Mommsie”). The special was recorded at Theater Passe Muraille in Toronto before a live audience.
Our favorite part of the show is about Impulses. Jim Carrey tells in a hilarious way that we are lucky to have a second voice in our head that protects us from mistakes.
What if we didn’t have this voice? Then we’d be knocking people down all day and letting other crazy impulses run wild. genius! See it for yourself from 14.40 in the video.
Jim Carrey’s Style
There isn’t really a word for Carrey’s style of comedy. Clown has a tradition he doesn’t belong to. Slapstick is about people falling on objects or on each other; and he works best alone. What he does is more like animation, or turning himself into a cartoon.
He has an original style. There’s the way he greets the crowd as if he’s gone half mad by reciting the same line; And his habit of dropping the mic and yelling (before everyone else did); And there’s his encore, which consists of him stepping on stage angrily and bare-chested to toss his shirt into the crowd.
Jim Carrey is now best known as a genius comedy actor in movies. But if you look back at his earlier years, he was also a brilliant stand-up comedian.
If you are a fan of impressions, we can also recommend Aries Spears.