Posts Tagged ‘jokes’

April 17th, 2009

There seemed to be two main ways to get onto a New Talent Comedy Show: bark or bring. Barkers are those dickheads on the street going, “Comedy show tonight! Who wants to see some comedy?” Sure, the show has to be promoted somehow, but before stand up was on my radar, every time I saw some schmuck yelling on a corner about a comedy show, I groaned at the annoyance.

Bringers are shows where many of the comedians get their stage time by bringing a certain number of audience members to the club. For either tactic chosen to get the stage time, no one was screened. If you can make money for the comedy club, you can get on stage.

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March 30th, 2009

I had no idea what I was getting into when I went to my 1st comedy open mic. I had written about 5 minutes of material that may or may not have been funny. I wrote jokes in a notebook. I timed it with the stopwatch on my cell phone. I practiced in the shower and in front of the bathroom mirror.

I thought I was ready. And I was, in that I was ready to get on stage and give stand up a try. But I had no idea what world I was getting myself into.

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