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 on your bank savings account.

Looking this and comparing to today’s prices is one way to find humor fast because there are so many different takes on it:

-We made 12% interest then and now we’d be thrilled got make .12% interest now.

-or maybe. . . I bought a house where the interest rate was 12% . . . you actually felt like you should stay home to enjoy your house AND you couldn’t afford to go out anyway.

Look around your house or office and see if there’s something that sparks some humor. And if these rates below had stayed the same, and I had saved $15/day starting at age 20, I’d have over 2 million in the bank . . not sure if that’s funny or sad!

Saving money isn’t as easy as it used to be!

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 transistion into a new career.

5 Funny Things in Vegas

So I’m in Las Vegas for a gig today and I thought I’d look for 5 funny things that I can joke with. If you get into a habit of looking for the funny, then it becomes easier and easier until you’re doing it automatically. So here’s 5 funny things in Vegas....

Using What Works Against You

I just read an article about a guy who controls his tourettes syndrome by doing stand up comedy – I always thought stand-up comedy ENCOURAGED people to cuss. But the article mentioned that this guy has gained self-confidence and educated people on the...

Using What Works Against You

I just read an article about a guy who controls his tourettes syndrome by doing stand up comedy – I always thought stand-up comedy ENCOURAGED people to cuss. But the article mentioned that this guy has gained self-confidence and educated people on the...

Comedy Writing and Location

Looking at WHERE people are sitting Can give you great comedy material to kick off your speech. I'm doing a comedy show for a group and they told me that the top sales guys and gals are sitting at the front tables. That got me to thinking. . .where are the...

Joke Writing for One Demographic

All Women All Day! This week I got a chance to present my “Finding the Funny in Communications” program to a group consisting of all women! They were great! I do a lot of programs in which there are just women, or even just men, in the audience, and I...