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#1
Anyone else ever tried it? I've been doing it for a couple weeks now, it's a lot of fun. People seem to like me enough though I had one joke this past week that completely sank. It was awkward as hell lol.
#2
So what's the deal with open mic comedy?

I have no follow up, and even if I did, this wouldn't be funny.
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#3
I do jokes in between songs when I do acoustic gigs. I've only done a few gigs on my own but so far it's a lot of fun, especially when you can tell people are really getting worked up. I've had a few jokes fall flat but it's never awkward, I can charm and/or wit my way right back up before it goes quiet. I'm working my way up to doing actual routines in comedy clubs. I'd love to be able to make money from it, and I know I have the talent. So far though it's just a really good addition to playing live.
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#4
What was the joke that bombed?
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What was the joke that bombed?

I have a joke about how I keep a notebook where I write down all my jokes. But all my jokes are really conversational and storylike so if anyone were to come upon this notebook it would seem like they were reading the memoirs of someone who would later have an episode of Dateline dedicated to them.

I then go into a thing thats like: "Dear diary, I had front row tickets to a Muse concert a couple months ago and upon making eye contact with the lead singer I thought to myself 'If I give him the finger right now, he will absolutely see it. And he'll absolutely remember it.'"

They didn't find that part funny

Everything else did fairly well.
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I have a joke about how I keep a notebook where I write down all my jokes. But all my jokes are really conversational and storylike so if anyone were to come upon this notebook it would seem like they were reading the memoirs of someone who would later have an episode of Dateline dedicated to them.

I then go into a thing thats like: "Dear diary, I had front row tickets to a Muse concert a couple months ago and upon making eye contact with the lead singer I thought to myself 'If I give him the finger right now, he will absolutely see it. And he'll absolutely remember it.'"

They didn't find that part funny

Everything else did fairly well.

You should have said "I have a notebook where I write down all my jokes. But sometimes I come up with something funny, but the pen's across the room. So I have to convince myself that what I thought up ain't funny."

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You should have said "I have a notebook where I write down all my jokes. But sometimes I come up with something funny, but the pen's across the room. So I have to convince myself that what I thought up ain't funny."

haha that's actually really funny. Can I use it? I dunno if I'm gonna do that joke again but I like where you went with it.
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You should have said "I have a notebook where I write down all my jokes. But sometimes I come up with something funny, but the pen's across the room. So I have to convince myself that what I thought up ain't funny."


i chuckled at that one instead of TS' joke
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You should have said "I have a notebook where I write down all my jokes. But sometimes I come up with something funny, but the pen's across the room. So I have to convince myself that what I thought up ain't funny."
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I've been thinking about trying this. I'm working on getting ten minutes of material together, but I don't know if I have the nerve to actually do it.
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I've been thinking about trying this. I'm working on getting ten minutes of material together, but I don't know if I have the nerve to actually do it.

You should try it out. It's really nerve racking before you get on stage but once I'm up there it just felt like I was telling funny stories to my friends. Which is really how most of my jokes are set up. They're also [usually] completely true stories... like the Muse one :P

Where I go we only get 3 minutes. Tomorrow I'm doing a set based around how my ex-girlfriend is trying to find a girl to have a threesome with her fiance and how I childishly feel like that should be MY threesome.
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haha that's actually really funny. Can I use it? I dunno if I'm gonna do that joke again but I like where you went with it.
He stole that from Mitch Hedberg, for the record.
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You should try it out. It's really nerve racking before you get on stage but once I'm up there it just felt like I was telling funny stories to my friends. Which is really how most of my jokes are set up. They're also [usually] completely true stories... like the Muse one :P

Where I go we only get 3 minutes. Tomorrow I'm doing a set based around how my ex-girlfriend is trying to find a girl to have a threesome with her fiance and how I childishly feel like that should be MY threesome.


Sex jokes always work
Get it filmed and youtube it, I'd be interested to see it.
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#13
I'm really trying to get up the courage to do this. I'm so afraid i'll just be staring at a silent room.

EDIT: Also, i don't really look very comical. I really want to be a stand up though.

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haha that's actually really funny. Can I use it? I dunno if I'm gonna do that joke again but I like where you went with it.

You should ask this man.



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other people will though. Some Hedberg fans are bat-shit crazy
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You should try it out. It's really nerve racking before you get on stage but once I'm up there it just felt like I was telling funny stories to my friends. Which is really how most of my jokes are set up. They're also [usually] completely true stories... like the Muse one :P

Where I go we only get 3 minutes. Tomorrow I'm doing a set based around how my ex-girlfriend is trying to find a girl to have a threesome with her fiance and how I childishly feel like that should be MY threesome.
I'm so bad at public speaking. I tried to get over with a presentation in a computer class (it was learning how to use word, excel, and power point or an easy A) where I gave a super goofy presentation. But that didn't work.

I think I'm funny enough, though. I wrote two "Onion" articles that I intended to submit before I saw that they didn't take any. But my friends loved them, and a friend's mom printed it out and took it to work to show her friends. That was a great feeling.

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Hi guys i was told to come here by some guy, he thinks im really funny.
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#20
I think it would be very ackward, but i would love to try it if I could get the courage
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The closest i've came to standup was when i did this Steven Seagal Power Point thing in front of the whole year one of my school. I was nervous as hell and had no idea how to be on stage, but it worked out fine, i few people chuckled and i was really proud of myself.

I have a long way ahead to build up my confidence to do the real thing, but god it would be a good feeling to make a bunch of people laugh.
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I've been thinking about trying this. I'm working on getting ten minutes of material together, but I don't know if I have the nerve to actually do it.

Beer and peer pressure is all that is required.
I've done it before. Had a good time. I just told stories of shit that's happened to me. I'm not funny I just live a ridiculous life.
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That's why I'd never make it with standup. Mlia. My best bet is a Lewis Black-style ranty style but I can't keep up with the news like that.

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#24
Never say never. Yer funny as hell.
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Hmmm. I don't think the smell of roasted anteater would entice me.
Now if you made a video.......
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Hmmm. I don't think the smell of roasted anteater would entice me.
Now if you made a video.......

I think he meant a comedy roast
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Hmmm. I don't think the smell of roasted anteater would entice me.
Now if you made a video.......


Im strangely curious, in that wierd ackward, you know you shouldnt watch that kind of way
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I think he meant a comedy roast

During a physical roast. I'll roast the anteater while making s'mores over the roasting anteater oh no, I've gone crosseyed.

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You should have said "I have a notebook where I write down all my jokes. But sometimes I come up with something funny, but the pen's across the room. So I have to convince myself that what I thought up ain't funny."

Believe don't say this.

I sometimes come with good ideas for jokes, but I never have a pen or pencil, and/or I'm lazy and I forget them. I think it's the pot.
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#34
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haha I know now. SteveHouse pulled a Carlos Mencia on me. Except SteveHouse was still funny.

Carlos Mencia isn't funny
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haha I know now. SteveHouse pulled a Carlos Mencia on me. Except SteveHouse was still funny.

Say something along the lines of, "When I come with a funny joke I have to try to remember it so I can write it down in my notebook later. The only problem is half of the time I completely forget the joke. The times when I forget my joke, I usually try to think up a new one. This often leads to me writing nothing down nothing. Then there are other times when I just write down some crappy joke, like this one.... Luckily I had a notebook on hand to write this one down."
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Say something along the lines of, "When I come with a funny joke I have to try to remember it so I can write it down in my notebook later. The only problem is half of the time I completely forget the joke. The times when I forget my joke, I usually try to think up a new one. This often leads to me writing nothing down nothing. Then there are other times when I just write down some crappy joke, like this one.... Luckily I had a notebook on hand to write this one down."

Meh
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Meh

All right, how's this. You'll kinda have to guess at the timing. I hate it in retrospect but I'm not doing all this work and not posting it.

*the audience laughs at you*
I know. Now, here, I'm gonna let you into my world a little bit. Give you a little, trick of the trade, if you will. I have this notebook right? I bought it so I could write down everything I think up that's funny.

Now sometimes I'll think of something funny when my notebook isn't handy. I'll say, shit man! I have to remember that one when I get back to my notebook! Then I get home, open the notebook, and about twenty minutes later... here, I've actually got the little guy in my pocket right now, I'll read you an entry.
*reach into pocket*

*slow, deadpan* I was at Waffle House yesterday--because you know when you're at Waffle House something bad is happening but it will be funny later--I was at Waffle House yesterday and the girl who took my order said the oddest thing to me. I said, I can make that funny, but now, here I am, and fuck I don't know what she said. God damn it, son of a bitch, what was it what was it. I wonder if Ryan remembers. Ah, it was probably stupid anyway. Stupid waitress. God she said stupid stuff. I hated her. I hope she diets, but it doesn't help her get in better shape and she eventually succumbs to chocolate cake and waffles. *shut notebook*

And that's how half the people on my hit list got there.

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