December 8, 2017

If you’ve seen on Facebook recently, I’ve started a page to track my efforts to go all of 2018 without eating.

Click HERE to follow my progress!

I mean eating in the traditional sense of chewing and swallowing food.  Of course I’ll still be taking in calories, but my pri...

December 6, 2017

Turns out working a full time job, a part time job, running a monthly comedy contest and a full Corporate Christmas Comedy schedule can be a bit tiring.
 

I’m mastering the 11 minute nap, and a couple of those a day are allowing me to get by on 5-6 hours of sleep per ni...

November 22, 2017

Back to the blog, here are some updates!

The Christmas season is much better than last year, but still not the boom of a few years ago.  I’ve got stand-up comedy shows in Saskatoon, Regina, Humboldt, Naicam & Moose Jaw.  Noticeably absent this year are Estevan & Weyburn...

October 1, 2017

New York is an absolute assault on the senses. A barrage of sounds, people, concrete and noise.

I'm staying at an Airbnb in the East Village, which should mean more to me I think. This is no tourist trap, this is real New York.

I used to have an attitude coming from...

September 30, 2017

It's one of the hardest parts of the job. The flights, the long car rides, the isolation, the strangers who become best friends and turn back into strangers. The road has devoured many a comedian.

Now for the record the travel for this particular show is a delight. I...

September 30, 2017

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 b...

September 25, 2017

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...

September 25, 2017

I think I'm asking too much of 6 minutes.

I'm thinking this 6 needs to be:
- My absolute best 6 minutes
- The 6 minutes that would make the best audition video for festivals
- The 6 minutes that will help me get the most local corporate work
- The 6 minutes that are the...

September 24, 2017

I watched Jerry's new Netflix special last night (and again huge thanks to Melissa Murray who is not only living with the comedy focus 24/7, she's actively helping and feeding it) and I saw him do bits from over 20 years ago.

I've put far too many rules on my mys...

September 21, 2017

Rediscovering my Inspiration

Every comedian is somewhat like another comedian. We get an early impression on us from one of the big names of the time and then we adopt that style as we discover our voice.

For me it's Dennis Leary.

No Cure for Cancer played around the cloc...