I have known for a long time that I like to make people laugh. I didn’t think I was very good at it though. Just ask my wife. She has the unfortunate task of being my sounding board for jokes that haven’t fully matured. However, when watching an episode of Seinfeld’s new show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee he mentioned the act of writing jokes. Now I already knew that comedians have to write a lot. And that they were constantly editing – honing their craft… but it hadn’t clicked yet.
I had a mini-epiphany: if I started keeping track of some of this stuff that I find funny, I might have some material. Or at least prevent the cringes and scowls from my lovely bride.
I used to think that either you had it or you didn’t. That strange and beautiful funny bone. Some people feel that way about singing. I’ve learned that no matter how much talent someone’s born with, they can always improve if they work at it. And, you’ll never know how much you’re capable of, unless you try. I’m so excited to try. Putting this together has been So. Much. Fun.
I couldn’t do it alone, however. I’m not THAT crazy. I’m not going to subject myself to an entire show of stand up, never having done it before. With a great affinity for the work of Mr. Keillor, on his long-running “A Prairie Home Companion” and with a nod to NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” I’ve assembled a variety show of comedy. It will include, but is not limited to the following:
- Stand up by yours truly
- Musical parodies written by the incredible performer and playwright, Christy Jones
- A cameo of Goose Nissley playing someone very far removed from the character we know and love from the Goose Radio Broadcast
- A certain silent special guest
- Several scripted scenes sure to please
- A live house band
- Fake commercials!
What: Tuesday Night Live
When: April 5th, 7PM
Where: Redeemer Covenant Church, Brooklyn Park, MN
How: Tickets available here, or at the door. First come, first serve. $Pay-as-you’re-able