Fooling Yourself

In his comedy e-book, Jerry Corley states that only two percent of all comedians who read his book and apply it will have success. I am not in that two percent. I work harder than just about any comic in this province, certainly in Saskatoon, when it comes to putting in the work behind the scenes. In fact, since I’ve been working with my comedy coach, I would guess that for every hour I have been on stage, I’ve spent at least 3 to 5 hours writing and rehearsing. I do not believe any other comic in the city that’s serious about their comedy understands this point. Natural ability will only get you so far in life. There comes a point where you commit to not making excuses, roll up your sleeves and get to work. So why don’t other comedians...

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You Know? You Think You Know?

Do you know what hard work looks like?  Think about your current job/career.  Are there quantifiable, measurable terms that you can use to gauge how hard you work?  Think about that for a moment. Now, with that picture firmly in your mind, do you think you have a good idea of what hard work looks like in the entertainment industry?  Whether you are a singer, actor, comedian, etc.  Do you really know? I think some of you don’t.  So I am here to tell you what hard work looks like from a comedic point of view, at least from my point of view. I have no family support at all.  Zero.  None.  My parents don’t give a shit that I do comedy, and since the three of them see each other more than I do (my brother works with my dad), you’d think that my...

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