Category Archives: Comedy

February 20-21: My first official comedy shows!

A couple weeks ago I auditioned for a job as an MC at Wisecrackers State College. I got the gig, and my debut is this weekend. The MC does 5-10 minutes of stand-up at the start of the show and … Continue reading

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The second stand-up special I ever saw

This Norm MacDonald performance is the second stand-up special I ever remember seeing. I saw it in a hotel room on a band trip during my senior year in high school in 1991. About 8 minutes in is a bit … Continue reading

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Emo Philips on getting better at stand-up

“It took me two years and four hundred shows to get to the point where I was as good as if I wasn’t there.” Source: You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

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PHOTOS & AUDIO from my stand-up comedy set at Wisecrackers

Just to be clear, I’m not a stand-up comedian. Stand-up is sacred to me, and has been ever since I was in my early teens. I listen to stand-up most days, and I go to sleep every night listening to … Continue reading

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Tonight’s the night! Giving stand-up another try.

Tonight I’ll be doing 4-5 minutes of material at Celebration Hall, 2280 Commercial Blvd. in State College, at around 8:30. Actually, I’m not sure what time I’ll be going up. I’m supposed to be there at 8:30. I’ve got some … Continue reading

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A terrifying fact from music history

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