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Archive for May, 2009

Well, that was fucking brutal. After four great shows in the last week, I had started to think I was doing pretty well. I even felt like I sorta-kinda killed the five minutes that I got to do last weekend at Giggles—my first ever weekend show, by the way!—but last night the stage brought me […]

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Giggles Comedy Club Coupon

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

See CJ perform, live tonight! Looking for some high-quality, low-cost entertainment in Seattle tonight? Get your pre-funk on at 9pm with the Open Mic Showcase at Giggles Comedy Club. I’ve talked before about the difficulty of the Open Mic Bringer Paradox, so I’m trying a new little marketing campaign to get some more people out […]

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First visit to Laughs Comedy Spot

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Last night was my first visit to Laughs Comedy Spot in Kirkland for their Tuesday night Open Mic. What a beautiful comedy club! The room, the stage, the management, and the wait staff were all superb; the $2 beers and “Starving Artist” food menu for the evening are particularly popular in these difficult times. The […]

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Overheard Backstage peers behind the curtain (or brick wall) into the offstage area where comics gossip, bicker, and make each other laugh. Overheard @ Giggles Comedy Club: “Are you really going to open with your singing again? Seriously, you’re still doing that?” “I have to.” “Why don’t you try starting with a punchline. You know, […]

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Stuff I Like: Conan O’Brien

Monday, May 25th, 2009

With his Tonight Show debut just around the corner (June 1), the New York Times Magazine did a lengthy and interesting profile of Conan O’Brien. It features cameos from all the usual players like Leno, Letterman, and Lorne Michaels. I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for both Dave and Conan, even though […]

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