Crunch Time Isn’t The Tastiest Time

It’s a scene that I witness playing itself out every week at an open mic.  The comedians will greet one another, then usually pair off in groups and chat for a while.  Then, as showtime gets closer, many of the newer comics anyhow, will do something that puzzles me.  They start writing. They don’t edit...

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Why Comedy & God Are Feared Equally

I have been on dating websites and dating apps, maybe more than I should be admitting.  I have chatted with a lot of single women.  Now I’m at the point in my life where I am proud of who I am, proud of the fact I may be imperfect but authentic. Usually one of the first questions a guy around my age gets is...

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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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