I’ve Been In Three Fist Fights


I’ve spent most of my life trying to keep fit and remain athletic, but that doesn’t mean I know how to fight. Maybe I’m a little wiser now and might be able to handle myself better. After all, I was 13 years old the last time I fought anyone, so who knows what kind ofContinue reading “I’ve Been In Three Fist Fights”

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Here Are The Things That Make Me, Me…


  I used to stare at the sun only because my mom told me not to. I ended up having to go to the eye doctor who proceeded to laugh when I told him why I did it. The real reason was because I thought that if I stared at the sun long enough, I mayContinue reading “Here Are The Things That Make Me, Me…”

How To Tell That You Are Still A Momma’s Boy


I’ve always been a Momma’s boy and I’m not ashamed of it! I remember that my friends used to make fun of me when they found out that I would shower with my mom. I remember the last shower I took with my mom. I got out of the shower, all upset and was like,Continue reading “How To Tell That You Are Still A Momma’s Boy”

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”

Stand Up Comedy Inspiration From an Unlikely Source


This past weekend, my beautiful better half, took me to a Tegan and Sara concert. Tegan and Sara are a Canadian sister group who started out simply as a guitar playing duo. Now that they have achieved a certain level of mainstream success, they are certainly poised to get even bigger. During the concert, whichContinue reading “Stand Up Comedy Inspiration From an Unlikely Source”

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”

Bombing; When Being in a Room Full of People Makes You Feel Alone


Bombing, (not getting any laughs while on stage), is not only a learning experience, it is an absolute certainty in the business of stand up. Last night was one of those nights for me. I will not make any excuses about why my set did not do so well. I will attempt to describe theContinue reading “Bombing; When Being in a Room Full of People Makes You Feel Alone”

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!

Doing the Same Jokes


One of the biggest obstacles facing a stand up comic is the constant repeating of the same material. It’s not much of a big deal when you are performing your set in front of a different audience every night, but it becomes quite a dilemma when performing in front of friends and family that haveContinue reading “Doing the Same Jokes”

MC Etiquette. Advice from a Stand Up Comedy Pro and Club Owner


The title says it all! The following advice was given to me by a club owner, and comic, who gave me an opportunity at an open mic, then eventually gave me my first paying gig. If you have been hired to MC a night of comedy or are ready to take that plunge to askContinue reading “MC Etiquette. Advice from a Stand Up Comedy Pro and Club Owner”