That One Joke

Sometimes you just need that one joke to make all the difference. Here’s an example from my past. When’s the best time to tell people they aren’t getting raises? Two days before your company holiday party, of course! 12 years ago, I arrived at an...

Burning Lunch

Today’s Burning Lunch episode of my podcast is a great example of how to cap off a not-so-great experience. As we move away from 2020, we’ll get a chance to close out some of our own not-so-great experiences. Here’s to moving forward in 2021. Click...

Finding the Funny Alexa Skills

One thing I’ve not mentioned much is that I’m doing these short snippets on Alexa called “Flash Briefings.” They are basically once a day 60 second skills that you can learn. Mine are titled Finding the Funny, and I give you some skills that...

Being in 2 Places at Once

Yes, it’s now possible thanks to Zoom and virtual meetings! Last week I was the Master of Ceremonies for 2 multi-day events at the same time between 3 time zones. It was nuts, but I did it by doing a lot of “time zone math.” I had to invest in was...

Comedy on Zoom

Yep, that’s the way the world is running these days – zoom comedy! Who would’ve thought we could actually make money doing comedy in our living room??? Well we can and I am. So in my podcast this week, I’m offering 5 tips for zooming. Even if...

Comedian Guest Lecturer

I had a wonderful opportunity to be a lecturer at the Humor and Communications class for Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis this week . . . I talked about using humor and gave the students some techniques to find humor fast. The reason I’m talking...

What’s your worst job???

In my keynote Finding the Funny in Change, I talk about asking funnier questions to get funnier answers. It’s a way of practicing humor. If you ask boring questions, you’ve got nothing to work with. I also do a quick exercise in which I ask people what was...

Over 50 and F’ing Funny

Myself and comedian Frank King are starting a new podcast TODAY – Over 50 and F’ing Funny! We’re interviewing some of our comedian friends from the road who are, well, over 50. Some of these people have hit it big in comedy and some have not . . but...

Master of Ceremony At-Home Studio

Working from home isn’t a new concept for comedians . . . we work from home to write the jokes. PERFORMING from home, is totally different though. I’ve always joked that I’d like to do the shows from my living room . . . and now I am. Here’s a...

Watching Grass Grow Can Be Funny

If something’s boring, we make the comment – “it’s like watching grass grow” or “it’s like watching paint dry.” BUT growing grass actually can be funny . . .or at least interesting. I got this cool app on my phone that...