When You Do the Work…

Just wanted to post a quick shout-out to my boy Joshua Jackson. Joshua just won the Clairmont Comedy Competition in--of all places--Clairmont, California. I was humbled that Joshua thanked me in his celebratory post on Facebook. Josh attended the Stand Up Comedy Clinic for a while and busted his butt developing his act. Week after week Josh went from a guy who didn't do a lot of stand-up to really developing into someone who understood the fundamentals. Every week Josh showed up to class early, asked questions before class, was not afraid to disagree when something wasn't working, and applied the new lessons he learned to his material. Then what happened?

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Conan O’Brien Just Could be a Stand-up’s Best Friend

Doing your stand up on Late Night T.V. can be your big break as a comedian. Well, unless you're Madonna doing stand-up on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. I won't get into that face-plant into a steamy pile of dog food by-product. I think that gimmick--at least for me--dropped my opinion of Fallon's show; certainly with regard to it's appeal for comedians. When Johnny Carson was still on the air. The Tonight Show was the pinnacle. If a comedian could get on the Tonight Show and get that nod from Johnny to sit on the couch, then you could almost write your own ticket. Currently, for comedians and their futures, it seems that Late Night has lost that sizzle... Or has it?

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Trippers Comedy Club

New Comedy Club Opens in Lansing Michigan

Hey Road Dogs! A new comedy club has opened in Lansing Michigan. Woo-Hoo! According to WLNSNews.com in Lansing, Trippers Comedy Club has opened it's doors. For those of you out there and working the road, it could be a few days that you can fill in a long road schedule. Manager Jason Burkhart says that the club is going to be having shows on Thursdays at 9pm and Friday and Saturdays at 8pm and 10pm. You might already know the bookers too. The bookers for the new Trippers Comedy club are

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