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Good News Everyone!!!

This blog has lied dormant for far too long. Tonight I will finally be going up for my first open mic. I will be telling people about me and hoping that they laugh. If they don’t, then I’ll have to fling myself off the tallest building in town. (Which in the town I live in is about three stories.) Seeing as today is 4/20, I have a feeling people will be in the mood to laugh. I brought a tape recorder from the college lecture days, so if things go well, I’ll be able to post a recording for the whole world to laugh either with or at. If they don’t… I’ll just head back to that building I mentioned earlier. Additionally, I am working at a crap job to make money to afford to drive across the country to work with Kevin Smith on his final movie. I’m sad that his career is ending, but I’ll be there to swoop in and fill the slot he is vacating. Time for me to stop waiting and grab life by the short and curlies. Finally, I’m planning to blog my adventure from struggling wage slave to struggling FORMER wage slave. SO, stick tuned to this space for all the glorious tales of debauchery.

-Keenan

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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.