E24 – The Competitive Nature of Comedy is Bullshit

It is competition season for my comedy scene, which always flares up everyone’s competitive nature. Here’s the thing: The idea that Stand Up Comedy is somehow a competitive thing, is absolutely bullshit. You aren’t competing against your fellow comics. You are only competing against yourself. You are competing against your last set, your own work ethic, and your own fears. Be resilient.

I also go on a rant about comedy competitions, and tell the hard truth about them. As a producer of a competition, I understand their true nature and purpose. Other producers are going to hate my honesty. But, someone needs to be honest with you about it. It’s not about competing against each other, it’s about competing against yourself. Plus, there’s an easy way to hack almost any competition.

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Comedy at The Capitol: Ed Hill

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Friday, March 13th – The Capitol – 8pm

Comedy is coming back to The Capitol with a killer line up! Ed Hill has appeared on AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live”, “Laughs” on FOX, TED talks, Bite TV’s “Stand up & Bite Me”, and XM Radio’s “Laugh Attack”. He was also invited to perform at the Just For Laughs Northwest Comedy Festival, Comedy Masala in Singapore, Live Comedy Club in Taiwan, the Hong Kong Comedy Festival, NXNE, San Francisco Comedy Festival, and many more. Ed’s tweets have also been featured on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, DOSE, and Distractify.

Featuring: Gina Marie Christopher. Special Guest: Johnny Alfredo. Hosted by: Madame Richard Tucker.

$10 Online at BendTicket.com. $15 at the door. 18+. Strong content expected.

Comedy at Craft: Cody Parr

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Saturday, March 7th – 8pm – Craft Kitchen & Brewery

Comedy is coming back to Craft Kitchen and Brewery for an amazing special event!

Cody Parr is getting ready to record his hour long special in Austin, and Bend is getting a special sneak peek! Come watch Cody Parr run the room!

Featuring Cole Robeson. Hosted by Cody Michael.

$10 Online at BendTicket.com. $15 at the door. These Craft shows tend to sell out, so get your tickets early! 18+. Strong content expected.