Tag Archives: Comedy

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362/365 – Failing With Confidence

Man, the last week of this blog has been chop full of improv talk.  Blah blah improv blah blah comedy blah blah yes and . . . Sorry about that all 5 of my readers.  I also apologize ahead of time as I’m about to […]

It's right next to the part that makes you misplace your house keys all the time.

361/365 – It’s In Your DNA

So, on the heels of my stand-up tirade a few days ago, I decided to seek out some advice about making it in comedy as a non-standup.  I mean, let’s face it, stand-ups in Los Angeles seem to be the ones who get notice, cast […]

Of course, there are some artists who've had to acquire money in a lot worse ways.

359/365 – You’re Hired!

As a point of reference for this blog post, let me give you a list of jobs* I’ve held over the years. (*Jobs as in I actually got paid) TIMMY JOBS: THE SHORT LIST Paperboy Lifeguard Greeter at The Warner Brothers Studio Store College Box […]

Damn it, beer, you really screwed that one up.

357/365 – Sunday Stand-Up

Went to the LA Riot Fest tonight.  Which, in my humble opinion, seems like a poor choice for a comedy festival.  Especially one in downtown LA.  Um, the LA riots of 1992.  Are all the comedians doing their sets in fire bombed bodegas while people […]

The real Bella Itkin.  This was probably how she looked at me when I was trying to organize her library.  "Silly American boy."

342/365 – Inventing Funny

For some reason, improv shows attract people who think their ticket is also a performer’s pass.  To them, improv means that they get to be a part of the show too!  Maybe, just MAYEB if they yell out whatever they want, they can be part […]

Next time I'll just wear this to the commissary.

330/365 – Ellen

When I was in Chicago, good things were happening all the time.  It wasn’t as if I was some down on my luck bum, scooping up the shitty remains of success as I trudged my way to mediocrity.  But it did feel as if my […]

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329/365 – Hard at Work, Or Hardly Working?

Busy bee am I.  Just buzz buzz buzz.  Weeeee.  Just zipping around.  Getting things done.  Making the rounds.  Feeling the feel.  Pooping the chud.  Chewing the fat.  Creeping the FB.  Writing . . . Damn it, I’m busy. Today has been one of those rare […]

Dear God, he's still on how to bag your sandwich.  Can we please just eat now?

328/365 – Blah, Blah, Blah, Improv, Blah

The surest way to know if someone is not confident in their knowledge is if they over explain something.  Actually, it’s probably a better indicator of someone who is uncomfortable with their communication skills.  Somewhere inside these people lies a deep rooted fear that the […]

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301/365 – Back to Basics

Sometimes it’s nice to get back to basics.  You know, return to a way of doing things that isn’t complicated by layers of emotion, experience and just plain old bias. Today, I took a huge step back, planted my feet where they had been years […]

If you're expecting me to write something funny here, may I remind you to just look at the picture again.

293/365 – Comedy Westerns

Farting around a campfire.  When you do it as a kid at a sleepover camp, it god damn funny.  When you see grown men do it on a movie, you may just asphyxiate from laughter — especially when you’re a 10 year old kid.  I […]

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115/365 – No One Likes Comedy

I’ve been nudged in the direction of drama more than once in my life.  People seem to see something in me that screams drama.  I’m not speaking of actual life drama.  How much would that suck if people kept pushing my life into dramatic situations. […]

Seriously, guys.  This is ridiculous.  Its only a straight line.  How hard can it be?

22/365 – Farewell/Hello

Farewell / Hello I took ANOTHER shift at the Skybox so that I can afford my glamorous life.  Weeeeee.  But tonight, when I got off work, I went to the Second City Main Stage to see my friend Tim Mason off.  He’s been performing at […]