The amount of energy I've put into comedy in the last week and a half is more than the last 6 months. The little things like wordsmithing and fine editing, soliciting advice, reviewing tape and rehearsing. When you put that on top of my usual 65 hour work week it's a bit much.
Jerry Seinfeld is equally proud of how funny Seinfeld was, but also how hard it was to do. He takes full ownership of the challenge and feels he has earned everything he's got. And he's right trying t
My set list today doesn't look anything like what I imagined it would when I first got this gig. The introspection and advice have done me well and I feel I've got an accurate cross-section of who I am represented across six minutes.
The challenge is some of these bits have been in mothballs for years and the order is something new to me.
Now comes the practice. The boring, repetitive, suck the life out of the joke while you are hard-wiring it into your subconscious pract
Today I had the opportunity to do stand up at the Canadian Cancer Society Patient Lodge.
7 senior cancer patients, a brightly lit TV room, and me. Yes I bombed. Quick tip for the kids out there just getting into comedy. You know you bombed if:
A) You bring in a chocolate cake they're not supposed to have and they don't offer you a piece after the show
B) One of the ladies sets about working on the jigsaw puzzle on the table halfway through your set
But I brought a smi
I received some excellent advice. What I should be doing on the stage is what is truly original to me, what I WANT to be doing. That's where the joy comes from. Another good friend pointed out that tailoring your act to your audience can be a survival technique. I think I've been 'surviving' a little too long, a byproduct of relocating to a low population. So Gotham will be my best 6 minutes because they will be very much **MY** 6 minutes. Things have surprisingly turned a sh