July 21, 2021

Maryam vs Kelly

Tonight I went to the open mic at The Comedy Spot again. I mostly got my ear talked off by Kelly Browne. There was like a thing going on with names. She kept making jokes about her real name not being Kelly. I asked her what it was, and she said it was Kelly, it was just pronounced slightly differently. Maryam Mousavi was hosting the open mic. She once told me that her name was pronouced Mare-E-im, like “one day I’m gonna marry ‘im.” So, when Kelly told me that it’s actually pronounced Mar-E-um, I didn’t know who to believe. I had to ask Maryam after my set, which way was right. She said it actually was Mar-E-um, but she had only recently begun the work of telling people the actual way to say it, and admitted that she used to tell people the wrong way.

My set started off pretty quiet. Let me just say this too: it’s hard to perform in front of a whole audience that’s wearing masks, because you can’t see their facial expressions. You know, sometimes even if people aren’t laughing, you can at least tell if they’re enjoying your set a little bit if you see them smiling or maybe even trying not to laugh because they’re afraid to be the only one or something like that. But with the masks there was none of that. And people weren’t laughing much at my Ginger Bread Party monologue. I just kept going because I was already into it, and I wanted to see what would happen at the end. It finally started to work a little bit at the end, and then I said some other funny stuff about how I might finish the rest of it on my next booked show, and believe it or not I actually do get booked on some shows. They laughed at that. Then I explained that Maryam was going to come back, AGAIN, and bring up the next comedian.

I stayed and watched a few more people. I was conflicted because I wanted to see a few more that were at the end, including Amy Nelsen because she’s cool and was on my Tonight Play show once, and I haven’t seen her do standup before. She does improv and it’s always interesting to see how improv people approach standup. Unfortunately, I also had the urge to go to the home box store and buy more fence improvement supplies, and I had to wrap up work for the day too. Hopefully another time!

July 21, 2021

Concord Grapes

Mead Dave said I could do this Concord show, so I put it on the calendar. It was last night. I carpooled down with four other comedians. Buddy Rahming, Ed Mena, Jacqui Pirl, Joey C, and me. Jacqui drove us down there in her 5-speed VW Jetta. I sat in the middle in the back, […]

July 18, 2021

Something In The Lawn

“There’s just something in the lawn. I don’t know if it’s the type of grass they used, or what.” This was my review of the venue that I performed at last night. It was in Tina’s backyard. She calls the show, The Dope Room. Who is Tina? She is a comedian here in the local […]

July 14, 2021

The Number 22

I went to The Comedy Spot again tonight for their Tuesday open mic. I got the same slot as last time: 22. So I went for a walk again. This time I called my friend Sheli and caught up with her for an hour or so while I walked. I didn’t see the Taco Tuesday […]

July 7, 2021

Bicycle Group on K

I went to The Comedy Spot tonight for their new Tuesday Open Mic. The first one was last week, but I forgot to go. This time I made it. I hung around and said hello to a few people and talked to some other old friends, like Robert Berry. He told me that he had […]

October 25, 2016

Pipe Threader

Tonight after work I bought some 1/2 galvanized pipe for a home project. I bought a 10 foot section, but had it cut to be one 9 foot section, and one 1 foot section. Well, actually what we did just to be sure was measure the size I needed by connecting a 5 foot section […]

October 22, 2016


Last night I went to On The Y, and I bombed. But it was okay. I met a cool lady who liked my set, and I wrote a joke about On The Y. In the joke I claim that The Beastie Boys played at On The Y in the ’80s, and one of them left […]

October 19, 2016

Luna’s Ride

I rode my bike to Luna’s Cafe tonight. It takes about 30 minutes. Nice ride too. Been thinking of putting together a little 7 minute set, freezing it, and then just keeping it for a year, maybe even two. Put one together tonight that could be a candidate. This one guy there had some nachos […]

October 15, 2016

Been Down

I did an open mic tonight called Vince’s. They make it a competition, and if you win you get your name written on a trophy with a Sharpie. I could care less about that, so I took advantage of the fact that people were avoiding going first, and signed up first even though ten people […]

July 30, 2015

Starlight 7-29-2015

Randomly walked into The Starlight tonight and did a set. First I got a “Not your father’s root beer.” It was good. They said they wanted to laugh, so I worked on my rapped by a turd joke a little bit more. There weren’t any other comics there that I knew. The crowd enjoyed it. […]