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Getting Told That You Suck

Comedy is humbling. One show you're on top of the world and the next, you're back down in the gutter. The process can be brutal but also...

Goals Take Time

We've all heard that "patience is a virtue." "Good things come to those who wait." "Nothing good comes easy." Those are phrases I've...

Panic! At The Comedy Show

I just wanted to take a second and share some helpful information with anyone who is thinking about starting or running a show. This past...

Comedy During a Pandemic

This has been a weird year for comedy. It's been a weird year for everything, really. This time last year, I was excited because I had a...

Forcing Funny

I feel like lately I’ve been a bit of a lazy bum when it comes to comedy. I haven’t been able to do many shows due to other commitments....

Why Am I Doing This?

“Why am I doing this?” That’s a question I’ve been asking myself lately. Not only about stand-up but about a lot of things. You know,...

Do The Panic

Every time I’ve taken the stage, I’ve had a plan. I knew exactly what jokes I wanted to tell and the order I wanted to do them in. Until...

What’s Funny?

Every person has a different opinion on what is funny. What one person finds hilarious, someone else may think it’s the stupidest thing...

Laugh at Yourself

Being able to laugh at yourself is pretty important, especially in comedy. You can’t take these things too seriously. One night, a crowd...

Learn From the Pros

After I did a few open mics and got some laughs, I started feeling pretty confident about myself and my stand-up. But then I went and saw...

Become An Observer

Most of the time when I go to a comedy venue, it’s to perform and try to get better. But other times, I just like to go and watch other...

Trying Out New Material

This is a subject that I’m really just starting to learn. The truth is that every time I try out new material, I feel like I’m taking the...

Stage Fright

The biggest obstacle for me doing stand-up was stage fright. I tend to get very nervous before any big event. Also, I’m not a huge fan of...

Don’t Be Mean

If you’re thinking about doing comedy or even if you have been doing comedy for a while, a good rule to follow is “don’t be mean.” Look,...

Finding Humor in Hard Times

I believe it was Mark Twain that said, “Humor is tragedy plus time.” At least that’s what the Google result told me. Regardless, it’s an...

Have a Plan Before You Stand (Up)

Doing stand up comedy has always been a dream of mine, and until recently, that dream has always stayed on the back burner. Things like...