Tag Archives: Stand up comedy

One Night In Winnemucca And The World’s Your Oyster

December 11, 2012

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A while back I wrote about one of the first paid stand-up comedy gigs I ever had, in the lovely Winnemucca, Nevada.  (Here, if you want a little context for today’s story)  At the end of it, I mentioned a guy from the casino taking us out to show us Winnemucca’s “nightlife.”  I said it […]

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Last Stand

July 30, 2012

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A couple years ago, there was a new theater in a neighboring town who decided to have a big gala opening.  They called a theater here, asked if they knew any stand-up comics, and then got passed along to me.  At first I said no, I didn’t really do that anymore, I’d quit several years […]

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There’s A First Time For Everything. Sometimes Two First Times.

July 12, 2012

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As many of you know, I used to be – once upon a time – a full-time stand up comedian.  The end of that is summarized briefly on my Let’s Meet The Author page (perhaps a more detailed recollection will be here one of these days).  But for some reason I was just thinking about […]

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So You Want To Be A Stand-Up Comedian…

September 18, 2011

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As some of my readers know, for several years I was a professional stand-up comic (there’s a little more detail on the Author Page).  Well, yesterday, a young, aspiring comic climbed the distant mountain where I sit, contemplating the higher dimensions of humor, to ask my advice. I kind of laughed (in a sagely, slightly […]

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