As I’m writing this, I’ve now been doing comedy for 8 months. I can’t imagine my life without it. To finally find a world I truly fit in is a feeling I never really felt before. With every passing mic, a small level of growing respect is gained from those I look up to and respect. I can’t help but think my writing partner and I are on our way to greatness. Using the internet radio show and the Denver scene to hone my craft throws me right in the middle of an exceptional talent pool where I’m forced to have to up my game in order to keep up. While I’m thus far able to, I’ve seen many vanish after a few mics. Another trend I’m seeing is for “comics” to only go to one open mic repeatedly . While yes you are hitting that mic, I feel at that point if your not performing anywhere else, its a hobby. Stop calling yourself a stand up. Even though I’m an amateur, I grind at least 3 mics a week or more to perfect my craft. Ether get on my level or except that I’m beyond your league. Having got that off my chest, I understand why the higher level comics are just now even starting to acknowledge me. The fact that I’m on radar makes me happy beyond belief. It also helps to be as friendly, outgoing, and willing to drive. (many Denver comics don’t or can’t drive). . I have a feeling my willingness to smoke up other comics helps as far as networking and meeting other bookers and comics. somewhere along the way, I kinda followed others in the backdoor to a higher level of comics and now most of em accept me. my plan is working.
Where I stand in comedy.