When You Know That You Know, Do Others Know?

I just checked the stats from last year to see how many views the blog got.  It was down 1,606, or 25% from the previous year.  It’s also the first time in four years that I didn’t hit at least 6,300 views for the year.  I’d like to say it’s concerning, but in the end few give a shit.  People...

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What’s In Your Closet?

My comedy coach told me something a few years ago that I remember but don’t fully put to use.  He said if you are trying new material, it’s best if you use your tried and true (audience tested) material at the start of your set, the new in the middle and the tried and true at the end.  The reason for this...

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The Defining Narrative?

When I sit down to write a blog post, it’s usually based on what I feel in the moment.  Yes, those thoughts and emotions may not last the next day, or next week for that matter.  But, they are part of the narrative and why The Stand-Up Diaries is such a compelling read. My plans, thoughts and feelings can...

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Want To Show Up Your Bully? Try The 6.5 Year Plan!

Shame on you. That’s about all I can say. Shame on you for missing it. Two Sundays ago at the weekly open mic night, the other comedians in attendance probably didn’t understand the significance of the moment, let alone why it happened. But my comedic training allowed me to recognize the moment in the...

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Adults That Don’t Grow Up

You can generally tell who your friends are, and who they aren’t, by how they act in the defining moments. Even acquaintances whom you would consider to be on good terms with, will show their true colours in these moments. Allow me to briefly explain. I know that some local comedian(s) wanted me to fail at the...

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