Posts Tagged ‘nyc’

August 30, 2009

I accommodated my upper east side friends by performing in their neighborhood at the almighty Comic Strip Live (commonly referred to as Comic Strip), a club that is organized, somewhat sanitary, well-laid out, and provides a professional video free of charge. Although watching myself on video is an awful experience that dramatically lowers my self-esteem as a comic and human alike, it is monumentally helpful to the improvement of my act.

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June 4th, 2009

Thanks to my weekly e-mails from Pudge, I found out about a free seminar at Gotham Comedy Club called, “How to Succeed in Today’s Comedy Climate.” With plenty for me to learn and the reasonable price of nothing, I was in.

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April & May 2009

I e-mailed a thank you note to the producer at Gotham Comedy Club. I mentioned that I brought twice as many audience members to the show than was required of me. Perhaps I could earn myself a spot on another show without having to bring anyone, I suggested. Request granted. I was given a guest spot (free of barking or bringing obligations) at another Friday, 6.30pm New Talent Show.

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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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