Carnac Deconstructed

    I had a fellow comedian accept my suggestion of writing material for my Carnac The Mediocre character.  When I started doing Carnac two years ago, I put out the invitation for anyone to give me material ideas for Carnac. I appreciate the effort made by the comic to come up with material, but none of it...

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Being Good Looking Isn’t Enough

I was reminded yesterday of what it takes to make a comedian either succeed, or fail on stage.  In my time spent as a client of the Stand-Up Comedy Clinic over the last four years, I’ve got a pretty good idea about this.  I am starting to be able to look at a set and tell why it works, or why it doesn’t....

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Matching Wits With Dim Wits

Wednesday nights are done.  I won’t be going back to do Wednesday open mics anymore.  After two weeks ago, why should I submit myself to be disrespected by the host and trashed by a fellow comedian when I have done nothing to deserve such treatment? Have you ever had somebody rain on your parade constantly, no...

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You’re Either Broken Or An Adult. Pick One.

There is a story my comedy coach tells in his blogs about meeting George Carlin early on in his career.  Carlin told him that he knew with 98% accuracy that a joke was going to be funny before he hit the stage. When you attend an open mic as a comedian, you should always try new material, providing you actually write...

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Neighbours With The Jeffersons!

It’s safe to say this summer has been without question, the absolute worst of my life.  No doubt about it.  From family strife, some people walking out of my life, some throwing me under the bus and receiving anonymous threatening comments to my blog, it’s been shit.  Oh yeah, can’t forget about...

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