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Archive for April, 2009

Stuff I Like: Mitch Hedberg

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

The only place I could possibly start the Stuff I Like series is with my all-time favorite comic, Mitch Hedberg. Mitch is gone now, but I was lucky enough to see him several times at the height of his powers (he died of a drug overdose in 2005). Even other comedians were in awe of […]

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Seattle Comedy Links and Resources

Friday, April 17th, 2009

I’ve put together a listing of Seattle Comedy Clubs, Seattle Comedy Nights, and selected Seattle Comedians whom I admire. Check out the new page of Seattle Comedy Resources for the full rundown.

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So you’ve decided to try out an open mic night—congratulations! You’ve taken your first step toward realizing your dreams… or ritual humiliation. This is a brief guide to what you can expect the first time you show up at Open Mic.1 Stage time is a comic’s most valued commodity, and as with any scarce resource, […]

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