I’ve been getting a good number of likes/reblogs/follows in the past few posts and I really appreciate the lovin’. Remember: a like is nice and a reblog is better, but a follow will make me wallow (with happiness)
dad's stand up philosophies
My dad confronted me yesterday about my stand up because he found my YouTube account and he watched some of my videos. He said he liked it but one thing he mentioned was the risk-factor of one joke I tell. The premise of the joke is that I bought a Nintendo DS when it first came out, and my girlfriend at the time was having a friend over, and coincidentally she approached me and said, “Dan,...
Looking over my notebook, I realized that I have at least another 5-7 minutes of new material to try out. I didn’t notice until now.
A good stand-up, you lead the audience. You don’t kowtow to the audience....– Zach Galifianakis (via justinpdrew)
WTF Podcast Episode 190: Todd Hanson →
ifc: halffiction: this is one of the most powerful and revealing episodes of WTF i’ve ever listened to. todd (one of the original writers of the onion) speaks really candidly about very dark times in his life. a serious must-listen for comedy fans, especially if you struggle with anxiety/depression. I was in the audience of a live WTF when Maron asked Todd if he’d be on the show. I’ve been...
How To Find Your Comedy Niche →
connectedcomedy: It’s never easy to grow your fanbase and it can often be overwhelming to figure out how to connect your comedy to an audience that will enjoy it. But one of the best ways to solve this challenge is to find your own comedy niche. When I work with comedians I ask them who they think the audience is for their material and too often, the answer I get from is that their ...
LESS SCARED of stand up
I did it, it went over okay, I’m gonna try to keep up the rhythm. I might put up a short clip once I get the footage someplace. SO YOU GUYS CAN SEE ME SAY THE JOKES.
SCARED OF STAND UP again
I’m excited and scared about performing tomorrow. I haven’t done it in so long, but the last few times I did it, it went over well. I think my jokes are pretty solid so I’m not afraid of bombing, but I just have general anxiety from having to go up. I’m hoping that it’ll go away and I can be comfortable on stage again. It’ll take a few times.
Too Soon or Too Late? A Response - Mobutu Sese... →
It’s as if these people considered the concept of the banality of evil to be less of a condemnation than a challenge. “Too soon?” offers an instant and unmistakable flag of cowardice—waving the white cloth back and forth and saying, “Look at me! Look at me! Am I antagonizing you? Ahahaha, don’t shoot!” It very dearly wants your attention and approval for being...
Seeing her (Joan Rivers’) movie, the Piece Of Work movie, was a huge...– Louis CK (via fatmanatee)
Comedy Nerds Unite!: My advice to funny tweeters:... →
witstream: I’m glad the internet has made it so easy for people to express themselves. Self-expression is, as a rule, a good thing for humanity. Unfortunately the tantalizing power to respond immediately with a slap (or a suck up) has been handed to millions (of idiots) in the form of an…
Jamie Ward: Everyone in Atlanta is failing at...
Here’s an article written by Jamie Ward from Atlanta, GA. Here in the local comedy scene, we are all failing at comedy. Let’s face the facts, unless you’re a household name, you suck just as much as the rest of us. Sure you may get a hosting gig that pays 20 or feature occasionally. Sometimes some of us even “headline” local shows. I myself have won a buck or two at some contests...