Archive for November, 2010


After seeing Chris Hardwick at the Addison Improv, I made a fairly odd decision. I decided that I’;m going to try my hand at stand-up comedy. I’ve been told by co-workers that I should try going to an open mic night, but never really took that as anything real. After all, what do they know about comedy or performing? But with the Nerdist Podcast constantly telling me to “go out there and do it”, I started thinking maybe they were right. It all congealed after Chris’s show when I was talking to one of the guys who went on before him, John Tole. We talked a bit and he told me that there are several good places in town to try it out.

I was trying to convince myself to go tonight, but I have nothing more than a couple premises, and was quickly talking myself out of doing it. Then life gave me an out. AND a day just far enough away to expand the premises into jokes, while not being so far as to allow me to change my mind about it completely. SO, two weeks from tonight, I’ll be stepping on stage for the first time.

While putting together my act, I thought it’d be interesting to blog/ podcast my experience. Hopefully it’ll help by giving me both perspective on the whole thing and an outlet to share my journey with the world. Every not and then I may need a little encouragement and support, but I will also need honest criticism to figure out what is and isn’t working. I’d like to thank everyone in advance for all the love and support I know they will bring. I promise to not forget about you until after I am rich beyond all understanding.

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Dear Mr. Stephen Moffat,

Please stop making such great shows. Not only are you making everyone else look bad, but you are taking away so much of my free time with repeat viewings. Being an American, I do have access to high quality programming, but even the best this country has to offer is little more than the drek between the toes of the lowliest most worthless character in any of your shows. Additionally, the wait between episodes (or series in the case of Doctor Who) is unbearable. As soon at the show is over, I find I am already excitedly anticipating the next. Luckily this problem can be solved during repeat viewings by way of DVD. BUT STILL!! You have turned me into a simpering fool. A mindless lap dog, awaiting his masters next appearance in his life. In closing I would like to announce my undying devotion to you, and my willingness to sacrifice my life (if it would please you.) Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Keenan