Life from the Perspective of a Security Guard


While I’m in between jobs, I got a gig as a security guard. I basically stand around all day and watch people come and go. At a recent post, at a grocery store, who’s name shall remain nameless but rhymes with Galbertson’s, I learned a few things: The reason kids leave the store empty handedContinue reading “Life from the Perspective of a Security Guard”

Top 10 Reasons Why I Hate Doing Stand Up Comedy


HERE WE GO: 10. Inviting friends and family to my shows knowing full well they’ve heard my jokes over 100 times. 9. I look fat on stage. 8. I hate making eye contact with the only person in the audience that is NOT laughing. 7. The comics going on after me will be 10 timesContinue reading “Top 10 Reasons Why I Hate Doing Stand Up Comedy”

Headlining a Comedy Club


It took 8 years for me to lock in a headlining gig at a comedy club. I won’t go into detail about what a great night it was, or how every joke got huge laughs or how half of my set was getting applause breaks. What I will write about are the bumps and bruisesContinue reading “Headlining a Comedy Club”

The Evolution of the Stand Up Comedian


I’ve noticed an evolution of sorts, in the way stand-up comedy is honed. I suppose that you can say the same thing about most any occupation? If we all have to “Start somewhere”, then it stands to reason that, with the passing of time, you are never the same as when you started. For thoseContinue reading “The Evolution of the Stand Up Comedian”

You Will Never Be An Overnight Success


Not getting the recognition, as a stand up comedian, that you think you deserve? Are you only hosting shows but think you should have a shot of featuring or even headlining? Or maybe, you’ve only had an opportunity to perform at open mic’s but think you should be given an opportunity at hosting a professionalContinue reading “You Will Never Be An Overnight Success”

Humility With a Name Like “Iggy”


I don’t consider myself a professional stand up comic yet. I’ve been in the business for 7 years now, and in that time have earned well over…six hundred bucks. I know a little more than the comic who has done it for a less amount of time but I have a TON more to learn.Continue reading “Humility With a Name Like “Iggy””

How Many People Do You Need to Have a Good Stand Up Comedy Show?


The answer to the title of this blog is, six. Yup, that’s all you need. At least, that’s all I needed. ┬áLast night was my Headlining debut at a local El Paso, Texas bar called Coconuts. The promoter has run that show for over 3 years now, every week on Tuesdays. For the most part,Continue reading “How Many People Do You Need to Have a Good Stand Up Comedy Show?”

A Joke in its Infancy


It always amazes me when a new joke comes out of the gate and works! This bit has a lot of the joke writing elements to it that are crucial to its success. Rather than get in to the technical aspect of the joke, I’ll let you just enjoy it!

Stand Up Comedy Open Mic


I believe that stand up is one of the purest forms of entertainment. Although it feels like anything can happen, the comedian is more than prepared for every situation and you’re almost always assured of getting a good show! Ah, but an open mic! That’s entirely different! An open mic night allows anyone to getContinue reading “Stand Up Comedy Open Mic”