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[NOTE: In Part 1, I suggested bringing a cheap digital camera to your shows, a recommendation that gave me an excuse to make fun of some Evergreen State hippies. This is Part 2, which shares several photos from the night and skips any attempt to be practical or helpful.] I should mention first that there’s […]

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Embrace the Fail

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Last night was my first open mic in a while. I did not do very well. As a performing art, stand-up comedy is a lot like a sport: you have to practice.  If you don’t practice for a while, you get rusty — and you can only get better by practicing with effort and consistency.  Preparation […]

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Consider the Elephant

Friday, December 24th, 2010

I am less than fond of talking on the phone, in the same way Hitler was less than fond of upper lip waxing. I would 100% support a national program to round up all of our nation’s cell phones and fry them in a racist series of ovens. I’ll still spend plenty of time on […]

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RIP Seattle’s Giggles Comedy Club, 1985-2010

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

I’ve been putting this post off for a while. But it’s time to rip the band-aid off and examine the festering sore underneath… Giggles, my former home club, is closed; its ownership has changed hands; it has now become a strip club, renaming itself Jiggles. Yes, comics backstage did indeed joke about various rebrandings of […]

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Seattle drivers in snow = pure comedy

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

For those of you outside the Seattle area, Puget Sound is currently going through its charming annual ritual of absolutely losing its shit whenever a few inches of snow fall on the ground. Yes, a few. Literally. And while all the rending of garments is silly enough, the spectacle’s comedic highlights are the hilariously inept […]

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