Love A Comedian this Valentine’s Day

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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 […]

Okay, I’ll Write About Hecklers

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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 […]

There are No Sick Days in Comedy

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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 […]

I Heard You On My Radio, So I Guess You’re Funny Now

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“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 […]

More Funny Than Money

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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?

Pat Oates Yells at People

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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 […]