Humor Article “Making Crap Up”

A LOT of people ask me how to get started in the comedy and keynote speaking business. I always take time to share my path with them. BUT I also always preface my tips with “I’ll tell you, but you’re probably not going to do it.” I don’t say that to be mean, I say it...

Silly Jokes and Why They Work

Silly jokes work. We love them. Admit it. You will read a silly joke. A few comedians, such as Jackie the Joke Man, have made their living off silly jokes. Silly jokes may not make you famous . . . but they’ll grab your attention – sorta like reality TV....

4 Questions Comedians Get Asked A LOT

Questions comedian get asked all the time make it easy for us to LOOK like we’re joking off the cuff, when we’re really just answering your question that we’ve been asked 10000 times in the past. The last post I made, (click here) I mentioned...

5 Things Not to Say to a Comedian

People think they can say ANYTHING to a comedian and why not? They’re a comedian, they can take a joke. Right? Well, sure, but there are still things that you should NOT say to a comedian. Why? Because number one, these things are rude and number two we hear...

Comedy Gold: The questions are you asked

Questions that you are asked a lot are a quick way to find humor. You can also reverse it by saying what questions should you not ask or why do people always ask me these questions. Here’s a quick list I came up with of questions things you shouldn’t say...

Humor From Your Past

To find great humor look to your past and find your pain points. What things did you do as a kid that upset you, but now is pretty funny? In my newsletter, I reminisced about an incident during summers when I was in my elementary school that had a big impact on my...

TAX DAY MONEY JOKES

It’s tax day – so seize the day and write some tax jokes. . . okay I don’t have tax jokes per se, but I’ve got some about money. But you can write tax jokes if you start listing all the things that irritate you about giving Uncle Sam your...

Look AT Old Stuff For the Humor

I saw this piece of paper in my office today . . . and realized it’s from about 40 years ago. It’s a chart showing how much money you’d have if you saved so much per day . . .back when the interest rates were 12%. Wow, you could actually make money...

My Starts and Stops in Comedy

Starting my career in comedy wasn’t exactly a straight line! I had starts, stops, and then starts again. Here’s a podcast interview I did yesterday on the “Why We Work” podcast. It is a good interview and shows that sometimes it takes time to...