Every women’s magazine states that ladies love a sense of humor. Women want to laugh. To smile. If a guy can bring laughter to a woman’s life, nothing else matters. Well, I guess the women around me lately haven’t read these magazines. Because, for some unknown reason, I don’t have a Valentine this year. It […]
Writing these articles for Laugh Staff has gotten me a lot of great feedback. A comic/club owner who I have respected and admired since I started comedy reached out to tell me he loves these pieces. That meant the world to me. I have been writing about issues that I’ve either ran into as a […]
Last night I performed on a new comic showcase in New York City. I’ve been doing comedy for just about 10 years, and have been able to headline and middle for clubs for the last 5–6 years. I’m not a new comic. Even so, my manager scheduled this show for me and told me it […]
I love being a comic. It is rewarding in a lot of ways. The instant gratification from a good performance is perfect. The hours, or literally minutes, of work a night are ideal. Yes, I have to work weekends, but I’m normally somewhere cool, in a fun work environment. The only two issues are the […]
This last week was a busy one. I performed at Comix comedy club inside Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. I’m lucky enough to be a regular at Comix, so when they book me for a weekend, I am hired as a feature comic.
Comedy is a weird and hard business. Being a comic is like being a salesman, except you’re selling yourself instead of real estate or a set of steak knives. You have to sell your thoughts to the audience, and when you do, getting them to laugh and relate becomes them buying the product. That traditional […]
“As a comedian, I always get into situations where I’m auditioning for movies and sitcoms, you know? As a comedian, they want you to do things besides comedy. They say, ‘Alright you’re a comedian, can you write? Write us a script. Act in this sitcom.’ They want me to do shit that is related to […]
I’m a comic. Yes, a full time comic. Yes, its the only job I have. And no, you haven’t ever heard of me. I’m a struggling comedian who pays his bills with joke money. But how does an unknown, unsigned comedian make money?
I’m Pat Oates. This is who I am, and how I got here. I have been doing comedy almost 10 years now, ever since I started in the Connecticut/Western Massachusetts open mic scene. I regularly hopped on stage with no clue how to be a comic. I did what I always did in life when I […]
If having the country at odds with each other over who our leader should be results in Dave Chappelle being on national television again, then I hope we are at odds for a very long time.