Category Archives: Comedy

God I miss Bill Hicks

An essay written by Hicks shortly before he died. Published after his death by his parents. I was born William Melvin Hicks on December 16, 1961 in Valdosta, Georgia. Ugh. Melvin Hicks from Georgia. Yee Har! I already had gotten … Continue reading

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Punching Up, Or, Stand-Up Comedy And Its Discontents

I’m at the very start of my time as a stand-up comedian. Ever since I was a kid, stand-up has been sacred to me. I remember in high school spending many weekend nights watching Robin Williams Live At The Met … Continue reading

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Upcoming shows!

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Thank you, Baby Jesus, for Ben Elton

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NEW PODCAST! First Laughs #001: “My First Ever Show”

Tonight I performed for the first time as a paid stand-up comedian. When I got home from the gig, I decided to start a new podcast so you can follow along as I try my hand at making people laugh. … Continue reading

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Billy Crystal talks about his friend Robin Williams

Tonight I’m falling down the YouTube rabbit hole, and I’ve arrived at this lovely clip of Billy Crystal talking about Robin Williams two months after Williams died. Robin Williams was the first comedian I ever loved. He’s why I started … Continue reading

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