For those of you who have not known me for long, I've had a long standing back burner dream to try my hand at stand up comedy at some point in my life.
For various reasons I have put it off for far too long and right now I am at a place and time in life where the only excuse I have is laziness.
So, thanks to my new found blogger friend Linda Lou I am slowly working my way into giving it a shot.
I know that previously I have looked into Open Mic nights in Vegas and didn't find a lot (I probably wasn't looking very hard) but now with my eyes open I am seeing that there are a good deal of them, some new and some established.
So this is where the real work comes in. I've now got to learn how to write (and tell) jokes. I'm good with being the random funny guy with friends but that sure-as-shit ain't the same thing as being able to get up in front of a group of people and actually tell some jokes. I've never sat down and attempted this before so it's truly going to be the make or break portion of the test for me.
Right now my goal is to try my first one by the end of summer. We are approaching May (rapidly) and I'm giving myself May - July to work on and develop a 5-10 minute routine that I will take live in front of other people. Most of my practice will be at home with my dog and I will be sure to have plenty of treats to let him get excited in all the right places.
I've got some idea's that I want to implement leading up to all of this and I'm pretty excited about all of it, so be on the look out for some changes to this blog in the near future (all minor of course - I'm adverse to change).