Posts Tagged ‘Stand-up Comedy’

open-mic-nightGetting started in comedy is the hardest part of getting started in comedy.

Huh?

Yeah – you read that correctly. Starting anything new is always the hardest part but with comedy there are so many variables – you have to know where to go, who to know, how to write, courage to get on stage – sometimes that equates to stupidity – and the list goes on but the absolute hardest part of getting into this business is finding stage time. (more…)

Come check us out - February 28, 2016

Come check us out – February 28, 2016

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I got this off the internets - thank you internets.

I got this off the internets – thank you internets.

Ever had the Pizza Hut P’Zone? If not I am super sorry. It was a delicious masterpiece of pizza-y goodness. You can get a decent calzone from just about any pizza place but the P”Zone was a zone I could easily get into.

Other zones? Not so much. (more…)

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The cover of Dave’s book

I know there are tons of opinions about the necessity of, need for, quality and usefulness of comedy classes. I happen to be in favor.

Anytime someone wants to help me out with a new way to look at something or change the way I think (Romans 2:12) or anything that gets me closer to my goal of doing comedy full time – I WILL LISTEN! (more…)

Photo From Creative Commons: Michelle MIlla https://www.flickr.com/photos/michellemilla/

Photo From Creative Commons: Michelle Milla
https://www.flickr.com/photos/michellemilla/

<— THAT FACE.

That face completely sums up my feelings this morning when I woke up and realized that I broke the chain.

That’s right – I BROKE THE CHAIN! (more…)

I try writing every day – I am a firm believer in the Seinfeldian – DON’T BREAK THE CHAIN – train of thought.

In 2014 I frequently used the hashtag – #dontbreakthechain for motivation and encouragement to me fellow writers. (more…)

f2558-nyeFor the last few years I have posted – near the end of December or sometimes early January – about the importance of setting GOALS for the upcoming year – you can check those out here, here or here – and the strategies  I employ to ensure I don’t waste the next 8784 hours. (more…)

24 Days of Christmas (Music)

Few songs in the history of Christmas have been as funny, over played and/or annoying as today’s selection.

I guess it’s a byproduct of being good. Which explains why no one is reading this blog. (more…)

Writing a joke can be a long nerve wracking process. It can also produce something vastly different than what you originally intended. This post will look at how I wrote a joke that I am using as my closer from time to time and how I got it from the staring line to almost ready to cross the finish line. (more…)

Never YELL at your audience NEVER – it is not endearing AT ALL

“HEY, YOU PEOPLE IN THE BACK, SHUT THE BLEEPITY BLEEP UP!”

Number 12 had had enough. He’d watched his fellow comedians being completely dissed. He was outraged at the lack of audience participation. He was thoroughly fed up with the other comics – including himself now – being ignored – talked over and mocked.

He was wrong. (more…)