Saturday, August 25, 2012

Ready to try comedy? Here's how.

You ever dreamed about getting up on stage and giving stand-up comedy a try?  Did not knowing how to start hold you back?  Problem solved!

Over on my Tumblr page, I wrote a really big six-part series called "So You're Ready To Try Comedy".  It's written for the person who's never tried stand-up before, and it walks you through all the steps, from how to write a joke to how to find an open mic room to how to get up there and finally strut your stuff.  It's written from my perspective, based on my experience getting started and what I've learned along the way in the world of comedy.  All you'll need to know (or at least most of it), all for free.  What a deal!

So if you're done with the "Do I have what it takes?" question and ready to get your start, I hope what I have to say on the matter is helpful for you.  It all starts right HERE with part one.  Jump on in, and good luck!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Smokin' & Jokin' Returns!

After a bit of a break, Smokin' & Jokin', the original cigar lounge comedy show, is returning to Tobacco Road in Sacramento on Friday, August 24th, at 8:00 PM.

The return of this show also marks the return of comedian Jason Resler, now the first comic to make two appearances at S&J.  Fans enjoyed him that much the first time around.  So I'm bringing him back for more, and hopefully drawing some of those never-been-to-a-cigar-lounge Resler fans in.  Jason's been on the road touring a lot, so getting him back in Sac is a rare treat.  We're taking full advantage of this brief window before he's right back on the highway.

As always, Smokin' & Jokin' is a two-headliner show, and I've been dying to fit in comic #2 for some time.  It's none other than Steve Danner, one of my partners in the Comedians with Disabilities Act comedy troupe.  Steve has rocked rooms from the Punch Line in San Francisco to the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, and I can't wait to see what he can do with my favorite cigar lounge.

I will be your host, and look forward to lighting up and laughing-out-loud with all of you, so please, join the fun!  Tickets are on sale at the door, and cost $10.00.  Early arrival is highly recommended as seating in the place is limited (early arrival is the difference between getting a plush leather seat and getting a plastic chair).  Advance notice: cigar and pipe smoking only is allowed in Tobacco Road - no cigarettes.  If you're a cigarette smoker, you can just step outside and come right back in after.  No worries. 

Let us smoke!  And joke!

Tobacco Road
2912 Pasatiempo Lane
Sacramento, CA 95821
916 489 4590