Saturday, November 20, 2010

My new stand-up comedy catch phrase

Here's me doing stand-up at The Eco Laundry Room on Nov. 20, 2010. Watch below or click here: I introduce my new catch phrase, which should hopefully boost my stand-up comedy career. I also learn a little about what people think is funny. Example: Torture = Not funny. Rendering people unconscious with chloroform = Funny. Who knew?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Stand-up comedy about being bald

Here's me doing stand-up at McVeigh's Irish Pub on Nov. 11, 2010. Watch below or click here: There was a very small audience and it was all other comedians, so it was a tough room. Hence the silence. Also, of course, I'm not very funny. But I didn't let that stop me. Because I've decided to inflict my stand-up comedy on the public more often. So a couple of weeks ago I booked a gig to force myself to write some stuff. Then last week I was watching clips of comedian John Pinette and noticed that his entire act is about him being overweight. I was inspired. Unfortunately, although my lazy butt is getting me there, I'm not quite fat enough yet to do a whole act about being fat. I am, however, bald enough to do a whole act about being bald.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Eco stand-up I wrote while delirious from a cold

Here's an eco stand-up act I did at The Eco Laundry Room on Oct. 16, 2010. Watch below or click here: I'd had a cold all week, but I persevered, in order to help the environment. Unfortunately, this act might have wound up hurting the environment.

I recycle a school project into eco stand-up comedy

Here's my eco stand-up comedy act from Sept. 17, 2010. Watch below or click here: Some background: Last summer, my friend Victoria was bored. So I got her interested in eco pursuits. Then I suggested she might enjoy taking a stand-up comedy class. Then I suggested she produce her own show so she could have a place to perform. She actually listened to me and started a comedy night The Eco Laundry Room. Though I'm the only one actually there who actually does eco-comedy. And this video may show you why. For my 1st appearance at this venue, I dug out and re-presented an old school project by young me (a.k.a. Little Josh). Wow, that's professional. Also, you'll note that the video is of low quality. What happened was, I saw that someone was filming it, so I didn't set up my tripod and camcorder. But as a back-up, I had my friend film it with my digital camera. But the microphone area was in shadow. And it turns out the camcorder footage from that person was so grainy that you can't even make out my face or my drawings. And my friend's hand was not only moving around, but she decided to film vertically, to get my whole body in. But of course, you can't just flip footage like you can a photo. So a friend who dabbles in editing helped me cobble together this video, so that you can at least get an idea of what was going on. Perhaps it will lead to my own eco-comedy show on Discovery Channel, so you'll be able to see me in crisp, well-lit, properly-oriented HD. Unlikely, though.