I have been a fan of Mike Birbiglia for years. When I first listened to Two Drink Mike I knew that he was a unique voice. I have been amazed by his evolution as a comedian. With What I Should Have Said is Nothing Birbiglia started to become more confessional. He wove observational humor inContinue reading “Mike Birbiglia – The New One”
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So Close . . .
I just finished the first draft of my last chapter for my thesis. This doesn’t mean that I’m finished. However the marathon of words to pages is almost over. I will trim, refine, and strengthen my arguements over the next little while. But knowing that I have x amount of words committed to pages isContinue reading “So Close . . .”
Colbert, Maron, Suffering, Faith, and Comedy.
As I’ve stated before, I’m working on a chapter for my thesis that examines Stephen Colbert and The Colbert Report. I cam across an article from Rolling Stone and Colbert Talked about losing and finding his faith again, and I thought I should share this. So here: Did you ever go through a period whereContinue reading “Colbert, Maron, Suffering, Faith, and Comedy.”
Getting Over Myself, or, Let Jesus Do His Work
I recently came across a website for a ministry that my gut reaction to was, “Really?!” It had something to do with men beating each other up in tight shorts and Ed Hardee style clothes. I’ll be the first to admit, I really don’t get the appeal of UFC or MMA or any of thoseContinue reading “Getting Over Myself, or, Let Jesus Do His Work”
Some Thoughts On Learning
I am a learner. Not just because I’m in school. It’s the way I am. I love learning. I love the process of learning. I love new ideas and letting them dance around my head with old ideas. Sometimes I have to give old ideas eviction notices to make room for some better renters. IContinue reading “Some Thoughts On Learning”
I did it. But really we did it. I used Michael Hertzog and his pending performance as an excuse to get out there and try to do open mic comedy. I’ve always wanted to try it, and I was prepared to suck, and it went way better than I thought it would. I wasContinue reading “Stand-Up Comedy”
what are you afraid of?
All my life, I’ve been told that I’m a funny person. And I like making people laugh, but I have never been successful at writing jokes. I am afraid of trying to be funny and failing. I want to overcome this fear, and I want to do a comedy open-mic. Just writing that sentence scaresContinue reading “what are you afraid of?”