“I’m banging my head against the wall because women want to be treated as equals, and we want feminism to be a thing, but it’s really difficult when every woman makes the same point about her vagina, over and over,” Schlesinger said. She added that she could “close her eyes” at the Improv and not […]
For months now, I have been writing articles aimed at comedians. Covering subjects that comics encounter but no one usually talks about, issues that comics are just expected to figure out on their own. I love writing about those things, and the feedback has been great. Many comics have tweeted, messaged, emailed and texted me […]
Next month will mark 10 years of comedy for me. That’s a decade of bars, restaurants, halls, clubs, and even a theater or two. I have only loved two things more than comedy in my life; my son and daughter. Comedy and my kids are the three things that make me, me. I’m comfortable with […]
Listen, every comedian has bad sets. It’s part of the game. You shake it off and get back on that stage the next night and do it again. Unless you are delusional. Then you walk off stage and start blaming everything but yourself the second another comic comes into earshot. When it happens on every […]
crowd work: verbally bantering with the audience; also see riffing. riffing: verbally bantering with the audience; also known as crowd work. source http://stand-upcomedy.com/*
Ok. Second question answered first. Yes. Comedy gets you laid. But by women without souls who think you are an alpha male because you command a stage. Once they learn you are a wet blanket with low self-esteem begging for hugs, they leave you for a better comic.
Comedy is a strange, strange place. When we first start as comics,we think we know everything. Nobody can tell us different. We know what we are doing.
Comedians are always trying to improve. That is why we are always attending open mics, writing, and reading Pat Oates’s super informative Laugh Staff articles. (cheap plug)
Yes, that title was excessive. But when I wrote my piece Netflix is Ruining Local Comedy and put a picture of Louis C.K at the top, people clicked the shit out of it. So, I’m using that move again. Pow! But don’t worry baby birds, daddy’s gonna feed you. I promised a way to improve […]