Brain Freeze!! And Not The Cold Kind…

I decided it was time for me to quit doing comedy when I told the same joke three times in one performance. It wasn’t the repetition that bothered me, it was the fact that all three times it didn’t get a laugh.

I always knew the time would come when I would know it was time to do the ultimate mic drop. I promised myself years ago that I would not be a 60 year old guy still trying to make a living doing one night hell gigs in small town bars. I’m happy I kept that promise.

I’ve watched comedians completely melt down on stage and there was no way I was going to be that guy. Ever. So I got out and began writing. I’m happy with that because I discovered that I love to write and it’s a good forum for which to still make people laugh. Thank you for choosing to be my audience!

Yesterday, we lost a comedy icon. Not a performer, but the owner of The Comedy Store, Mitzi Shore. Yes, Pauly’s mother. In Hollywood, you wanted to be a regular at The Comedy Store, The Improv, or The Laugh Factory. Those are clubs that can launch a career. Mine was The Laugh Factory, so I didn’t know Mitzi well, but she helped launch the careers of so many comedians. She will be missed.

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6 thoughts on “Brain Freeze!! And Not The Cold Kind…

  1. It’s great to branch out once you’ve had enough of one thing. I think for entertainers/celebs, the fans and others watching can tell when you’ve had enough or are just “phoning it in.” Fans get disillusioned and the others get nasty and start wondering why this celeb didn’t retire already or “I thought they died?” Nobody wants to be that guy/gal.

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