Showing posts from May, 2017
Goofy Eagle has Landed Hey all! No comedy tonight, just getting settled in Brooklyn. Everything is filthy. Like legitimately decrepit. It's wonderful. The shuttle bus out of the airport was like something out of 28 Days Later. At LaGuardia Airport, every shuttle bus is the last shuttle bus. I overheard a woman say, "I'm so scared." I spoke with a comic last night who was just getting started. I wanted to give him hella advice, but that would have been awkward. Instead, I thought about the advice I would give myself when I was first starting up: 1) perform every night 2) write every day It doesn't matter if you have nothing to say, you go up every night, or as often as you can. It's not even about being funny, it's about being comfortable onstage. You can't even start to be good until you're comfortable onstage. It has to be like breathing. Write about stories, struggles, and beliefs. If you run out of those things, just write monolog
Hi, I'm Jon O'Grady! I'm homeless and unemployed. Thanks for looking at my page. I'm an amateur stand-up comedian, about to go to New York for two months to work the open-mic scene and try to get better. In this blog I will post my thoughts, lessons-learned, and (hopefully) helpful Q&As with real-life comedians. If you've ever wanted to know what it's like to be a comedian starting out in New York, that's what this is going to feel just like. Oh yeah, if I say something funny on stage and happen to film it, I'll post that up, too. Don't expect too many of those. I'm not funny. If I was smart this is the paragraph where there'd be a link to my GoFundMe page. One that looks like this. If you clicked that, sorry that it wasn't real, but thank you for trying to give me money. Judy is one lucky dog to get that URL. Fucking Judy. Not even that cute. Thank you again for your time, and hit subscribe so you don't forget this bl