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Well, another birthday is upon me.  I couldn’t have called this year to go the way it has even if I made most of it up. This year saw the radio show finally get off the ground, taking another extended break from the stage, eating shit on stage, changing jobs again, losing my vehicle (it died, I didn’t...

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Playing An Ace From A Sleeveless Shirt

It has been a long and exhausting day in more ways than one.  I don’t even know where to begin.  I should feel euphoric and elated at my accomplishments today, but the game of life is a marathon, not a sprint.  Sometimes you are too tired from the distance you’ve covered to appreciate how far you’ve...

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Groundbreakers or Phonies?

One of the things I was taught early on by my comedy coach was that as comedians, we are not only the funniest people in the room but also the most courageous.  We get on stage and tell jokes in front of people we have never met, with the expectation that they will laugh.  Lots of people want to be us and a lot of...

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Comedians Are The Bolt Cutters Of Life

If you are a comedian and going through something horrible in your life, you will probably write about it.  then you become a person outside of yourself who is viewing what happened.  You aren’t in there feeling the emotions, the pain of what happened.  It’s like a third-person narrative of your life with...

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Copy Catter

I just finished watching the great documentary on stand up comedy from several years back.  It’s called The Art Of Stand-Up that was produced by the BBC.  Watch it on YouTube.  For anyone who thinks it’s easy to get on stage and tell jokes, you will see there is a lot to it that the average person does...

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