Summary: Our monologuist shares the story of the time she farted so loud and forcefully in her sleep that she woke up in a panic thinking there was an earthquake.
Conversational, natural speaking tone and rythm. Nice hook opener that sets one expectation (she puts in a real effort to be sexy on date night with her husband) and then delivers the comic blow/punch by undershooting the expectation with what she actually does (shaves legs in sink and semibrush her hair). Author has an ear for monologue and the right word choices for funny. Can almost hear the standup routine, and this monologue is an excerpt from one. Was performed on Comedy Central stage 2013. Downside is its all a past tense story as most standup is. In standup, you're relaying a story as if to friends. It doesn't have the inate dramatic tension a character trying to get something from another character. Though comedians may argue, the entire routine is geared toward getting the audience on their side, delighting them, making the audience relate to them and sympathize with them, to love them. In a sense these are character objectives, though not in traditional sense.
Character's Age is 20's to 30's.
Character's gender is female.
Monologue genre is comedic
Monologue is from the collection of monologues Women's Monologues That Are Actually Funny