To Stand Up Or Sit Down?

This week has not been much fun.  It has been uncomfortable, stressful and unfair.  It further complicates matters when you would like to speak up about the injustices without an army of facts to back it up.  It seems as if your gut feeling, deep down in your spirit is to be mocked and ridiculed.  You know what is...

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Reduce, Reuse & Retire?

I almost forgot about the blog, given the side project I am currently involved in.  I was perfectly fine with not being in a rush to make another post, until the local comedy awards came around. The comedy awards were a first for the local comedy community, put together by the fine folks that run The Comedy Lab show...

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If A Tree Fell In The Forest…….

I don’t know how it happened, but it did.  I finally got a reaction from the audience that the other comics get with way more regularity, and I did it by being completely clean after majority of the other comics before me were anything but. Before I knew it, halfway through my set I started telling the new...

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It Pays To Use Zest

Everytime I hear it, I shake my head in amazement. There has been more than a few times when a comedian has said that they have no clean material, or are struggling to come up with clean material for a big, non-open mic show they have (fundraiser, corporate gig, etc.) I’ve been at this longer than all the...

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Shifting Sands

As a kid my friend and I used to love writing letters to sports teams and ask for autographed pictures.  I amassed quite a collection of autographed pictures from players who took the time to reply.  I received autographed pictures among others from Wendel Clark, Mario Lemieux and the most prized one of all was an...

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If You Only Knew

Do you know what it’s like to fail?  When you are left with nothing, or when the very thing you held dear suddenly disappears, having to start over again?  Or maybe there is a task you have undertaken, or maybe it’s been placed in your lap and it seems too big for you.  How, or where do you start when you...

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