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Archive for January, 2011

I love comedy so much (tonight)!

Monday, January 31st, 2011

It’s kind of silly, how manic my enthusiasm about stand-up can be… Down: Right after I bomb, I’ll spend the night moping around in a haze of self-doubt and despair. Vague notions of giving entirely up on comedy won’t just dance around, they’ll rent out warehouse space in my head for an all-night rave. After […]

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The 2010 Joke of the Year, by Mike Drucker

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Mike Drucker is a national comedy writer and stand-up comic, as well as a recent Seattle transplant from New York. And now he’s also the man behind the best joke of 2010, at least according to some people who voted over at Time Out New York. Before unleashing the funny, I want to point out […]

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The MLK joke I didn’t get to tell tonight

Monday, January 17th, 2011

I got bumped at tonight’s open mic, which meant I didn’t get to close, as I had really hoped to do, with this topical holiday joke: What would Dr. King say if he were alive today? This: “You mean that all along, I’ve really been a Sagittarius? PFFFFT… naw nigga, you trippin’!” The horoscope thing […]

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