I know, sh*t as really gone south. Let’s talk about advice about virtual/streaming shows and what you can do to set yourself up for success in this innovative time for comedy!
When people think about getting into stand up comedy, they think about the glory. The crowds, the attention, the IG fans. Everyone thinks about being the next Joe Rogan, Doug Stanhope and Amy Schumer. In order to get that glory, you have to go all in. Comedy is going to take over you life. It is going to demand every second of free time you have.
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Saturday, March 21st – Craft Kitchen & Brewery – 8pm
Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. $10 online at Bendticket.com. $15 at the door. Seating is limited, so get your ticket early. We tend to sell out these shows early! 18+.
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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We are bringing our barrel of laughs to 10 Barrel Brewing Company! A Local comedy showcase with some of Central Oregon’s favorites!
Featuring: Cole Robeson, Dillon Kolar, Cody Michael, and Johnny Alfredo. Hosted by Katy Ipock.
Door opens at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. $7 online at BendTicket.com. $10 at the door. 18+. Strong content expected.
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.
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.
Athletes will do a different sport or exercise to help their main sport. This is cross training. Dancers will strength train. Football players will do yoga and swimming. Cyclists will cross country ski. This cross training theory can help you as a stand up comedian, too! There are definitely activities you can do that will help you grow your skills as a stand up. Here is my list:
Dancing (Maybe just me)
There is some other random advice in here, too! I also included a little bonus clip of my husband stumbling in on my mic check.
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This Episode is a little adversarial. It might hurt some feelings.
Being A Big Fish In A Small Pond Doesn’t Mean Sh*t.
There. I said it. It’s so easy in a small scene to feel like a big deal. Comics with big heads and big egos make big mistakes. Bookers don’t need you. You are replaceable.
So, don’t lose your hustle. Still go to open mics. Still write. Still work on getting better. Being a big fish in a small pond won’t really open doors for you in the next big scene. But your work ethic will.