Tomorrow, I have a gig performing in front of a bunch of Insurance Litigation attorneys. I will also be delivering a short Motivational message before doing some stand up. After the stand up portion, I will be Emceeing their White Elephant Gift Exchange. This should be a blast! Okay, now on to this blog andContinue reading “Performing For A Bunch of Lawyers”
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I’ll Scratch Your Back, You Stab Mine
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”
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”
Can You Win Them Over?
In a previous blog, I wrote about passing several milestones on your way to stand up comedy success. I’ve mentioned how it will take years to hone, perfect and get to the level every aspiring comedian dreams of. Tonight, I add one more notch to my journey. Allow me to set the scene. Five comediansContinue reading “Can You Win Them Over?”
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. Last 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?”
Think Classy, You’ll Be Classy
“Your shower shoes have fungus on them. You’ll never make it to the bigs with fungus on your shower shoes. Think classy, you’ll be classy. If you win 20 in the show, you can let the fungus grow back on your shower shoes and the press’ll think you’re colorful. Until you win 20 in theContinue reading “Think Classy, You’ll Be Classy”
Get It Done!
Mike Tyson was the youngest Heavyweight Champion of the World at the age of 20. His past may have overshadowed his career, but I’ll never forget what he said when asked why he gets up at 4am every day to run. His reply, “Because I know the other guy is not doing it…”
Give Me Your 2¢
As a comic, I want to get noticed by the public. After all, my success is determined by the following I can create more so than how funny I am. Don’t get me wrong, I still have to bring the funny, but more importantly, I need to reach the people that actually care! If aContinue reading “Give Me Your 2¢”