Category Archives: The Art & Science of Comedy

The King’s Two Closest People

Dear Diary, There are two people who can get closest to a King: The Queen The Joker What started out as an exercise in comedy turned out to be an exercise in life. It was worth it. Kind of. Mike … Continue reading

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Second City Audition

Dear Diary, A week and a half ago, I got an invitation for an audition with Second City. If you’re not familiar with them, SNL got their last two cast members from Second City’s Chicago branch. So yeah, acting’s going … Continue reading

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How To Handle Feelings Of Envy

Dear Diary, This weekend, I heard about a comic that performed exceedingly well on a show, and those damned feelings of jealousy and envy reared their ugly heads again. It was weird, because I recognized that getting mad at myself … Continue reading

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Bill Burr Guide To Stand-up Comedy

Dear Diary, I was listening to the Monday Morning podcast with Bill Burr, and he gave the best piece of advice regarding stand-up that I’ve ever heard: I’m going up again tonight, and the only requirement that I have of … Continue reading

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Envy

Dear Diary, On Friday, I went to Quinn C. Martin‘s Quinnder Surprise, which was held at Maple Leaf Gardens. As I watched his supporting cast kill it on stage, part of me felt happy that they were putting on a … Continue reading

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