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anyone ever try stand up?

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  1. JonBenetRamsey

    JonBenetRamsey well shit the bed

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    i have twice. first time was at an open mic in front of 8 people in the city. it was good times but got an eh response. last week, i opened for my friend's band at their record release show and fucking killed in front of about 150 people. my bit about fucking girls in wheelchairs went over the best. though my whitney houston joke got a lot of groans which was amazing.

    what about you fucks?
     
  2. ruckstande

    ruckstande Posts mostly from the shitter.

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    I stand up just about everyday. No one cares.

    See I can do it too.
     
  3. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    Yes, quite a few people seem to have tried it in the past.
     
  4. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    Good job getting the easy joke out of the way so quickly. You make the ghost of Christopher Reeve cry.

    I have made up routines and bits in my head while trying to fall asleep but I have neither the talent nor the lack of social anxiety to actually try to eat my balls on a stage. Im fine with just making my friends and family chuckle from time to time, no need for further acceptance.
     
  5. Jacuzzi Billy

    Jacuzzi Billy Watching PTI
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    Na, my childhood went well and I'm far too handsome.
     
  6. Shootr

    Shootr OOHHH, GNARLY!!!
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    Yeah, and I learned the audience provided in a podunk Mormon farming community wasn't compatible.
     
  7. lajikal

    lajikal Registered User

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    Yeah, but have you tried standing up while taking a shit then trying to run without falling. Ain't so easy now is it.
     
  8. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    I've thought about doing it. I wouldn't be interested in writing an act, though, and I'd be even less interested in reciting the act after it was written. Also, I don't like people so I don't see myself liking any audience. Hang out with other comics would be way more appealing to me.
     
  9. Nick the Pig

    Nick the Pig Scraping a dull comment across your tender eyeball

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    I tried it for a while back in the 80's and early 90's, I actually got a bit of a following and had a few albums released but just couldn't break big in my own country plus I wrote quite a lot of political shit which I then changed my mind about but the little cult audience I had was based around this material so I had to keep pretending to hold views I had long grown out of. In the end it got so much pressure that I had to pretend I had pancreatic cancer and then fake my own death just to get away from that whole life.
     
  10. Don the Radio Guy

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    I have no interest in doing it, but I have considered getting loaded one night at an open mic then going up on stage and doing some famous comedian's entire act as if it were my own. I wouldn't even wait for laughs, or acknowledge the audience. I'd just do the act and walk out when I was done.
     
  11. TallBaby

    TallBaby Unregistered User .

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    I did an open mic night once....lost the p.c. crowd on my Michael J Fox joke
     
  12. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    So English isnt your first language. That clears up some of the general confusion of your posts.
     
  13. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    The funniest new stand-up act I saw was also the most humiliating. I was at an Indian casino in Oregon and there was a guy doing stand-up at 2 PM on a Thursday... to an empty room (I assume he has to do it regardless of audience to get paid).

    I was dying laughing at my 3 card poker table when he started doing crown work to empty chairs.

    So if crowds make you nervous, hunt down one of these casinos.
     
  14. Motor Head

    Motor Head HIGHWAY TRASH REMOVAL

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    Despite my prick status, most people think I'm pretty funny. I tried open mic night and I lost the crowd a couple minutes in after I did a rather generic abortion joke.

    The girlfriend is pregnant (applause from crowd)
    Yeah, yeah, I wasn't really counting on having a kid right now. (couple laughs, no big deal)
    I was shopping for Corvettes the other day and my girlfriend keeps mentioning we need a mini-van. (crowd laughing, a couple woman yelling out 'you go girl' type shit)
    So I bought a steel toed boot, and decided on the yellow Corvette with the 6 speed (men laugh, woman look pissed, men stop laughing because woman are pissed)

    They killed my mic and the host pulled me off the stage. I got some boos, but a few people came up later and told me I was funny. This was years ago. I'm afraid to do another open mic night because of what happened to Club Soda Kenny. That's the last thing I need.
     
  15. sillyfuck

    sillyfuck Wackbag Uncle Tom

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    Where was this?
     
  16. CM Mark

    CM Mark The East is Ours!

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    I did Car Crash Comedy back in 2007 I think it was. Treadmill joke. I bombed horribly. Someone out there probably has the date and audio. It was during the FreeFM days in the KROCK studio.
     
  17. sillyfuck

    sillyfuck Wackbag Uncle Tom

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    I think i could be a good comedy writer, if i ever write the shit I think of down.
     
  18. Motor Head

    Motor Head HIGHWAY TRASH REMOVAL

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    The Old Funny Bone Comedy Club in Omaha.
     
  19. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    I have a feeling that would set Jimmy off into gales of laughter if it was on tape. The mic cutting especially.
     
  20. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    Somebody did that on their worst best man speech contest recently. He did a Rodney Dangerfield routine. The audio was so shitty I couldn't really make out what he said, but he lost the crowd. Yimmy said he had no timing, he plowed right on thru the lines.
     
  21. Don the Radio Guy

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    I hadn't heard of the contest, but I found this:

    [video=youtube;v1snJ-7crfg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1snJ-7crfg[/video]

    Pretty fucking funny.
     
  22. Pigdango

    Pigdango Silence, you mortal Fuck!
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    I'd love to do it, but so far it's been enough to be the funniest person everyone who knows me has ever met.

    I don't think people like me make good comics. Funny in a small group of friends is not nearly as difficult as funny in front of a large group of strangers.
     
  23. Stig

    Stig Wackbag's New Favorite Heel

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    Didn't Treadmill become a catchphrase around here for a while?
     
  24. Taint Stench

    Taint Stench #shredding

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    Whoa bill hicks posts here
     
  25. Taint Stench

    Taint Stench #shredding

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    I'd try it, but I hate people and talking.
     

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