Okay, okay, maybe the title of this blog goes a little too far. What I wanted to blog about today is the common courtesy that should exist in a business like stand up comedy. As any stand up already knows, stage time is king, and if you have trouble getting the stage time you’d like,Continue reading “I’ll Scratch Your Back, You Stab Mine”
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Look At Me!!
When a comic gets asked, “Why did you want to do stand up comedy?” The majority of the answers you’ll read will be, “I’ve always enjoyed making people laugh.” And to that, I’ve gotta say “B.S.!” Although that is a nice “pie in the sky” answer, it comes no where near the real reason. IContinue reading “Look At Me!!”
Hacks, Stealing Material and Carlos Mencia
What is a hack comic? Simply put, it is a comic who chooses to use the “same old” topics that have been used over and over again by other comics in hopes of getting an easy laugh. All comics fall prey to this. It is the comic that recognizes the hack premises and immediately dumpsContinue reading “Hacks, Stealing Material and Carlos Mencia”
One Day Away!
Tomorrow, I’ll be taking to the stage at Laffs Comedy Caffe’ in Tucson! I’m incredibly excited about it and can’t wait to use my material on a professional stage! I’m desperately trying to find a ‘clothing style’ for my appearances. After a 12 year marriage and 4 kids, I think I’ve lost all sense ofContinue reading “One Day Away!”
You’re so Vain!
At the risk of sounding really vain, I realized that as a performer, it is vital that I put my best foot forward. And considering that I am the center of attention when I take the stage, I want to make sure that, besides being funny and entertaining, I must do what I can toContinue reading “You’re so Vain!”
Tucson, Here I Come!
I’ll be opening this week at Laffs Comedy Caffe in Tucson, Arizona! If you live in Tucson or know someone in that area, let me know so I can shoot you and them an invite! The club is great and it would be awesome if I could generate a good following there! I’ll be performingContinue reading “Tucson, Here I Come!”
Ranting to Create Material
One method to writing new material is to simply ‘rant’. Rant about anything. Pick a topic and just go with it. This can typically be done out loud or by simply writing it down. Nothing needs to make sense and nothing needs to be funny. Just let loose. Ok, here it goes… Billy Crystal’s characterContinue reading “Ranting to Create Material”