By combining aspects of my stand-up comedy, improv, live-stream performance and experimental video processes, as well as incorporating stereotypically used comedy tropes such as the implied red curtain and stage microphone, I aim to push my viewers to question what is and what is not a joke. I challenge the expectations people have when watching something they initially expect to be funny. This is achieved by analyzing these miscommunications that happen based on one’s interpretation of commonly used signs or symbols in our social culture, such as emojis and memes.My work focuses on the virtual world of human social interaction. I am fascinated by the stream-of-consciousness conversations that more often take place when we hide behind our screens, and why people feel the need to express their inner-dialogues with anyone. I am exploring the confines of an individual’s personal boundaries, what one deems as appropriate vs. inappropriate and how this is different for everyone. As technology and the need for human connection evolves, the importance for clear and intentional communication is apparent.