Q&A Thursday #88: Have You Ever Done Comedy Writing?

Question: “Do you do any writing other than political blogging? Your pedicure vignette was pretty funny and wonder if you have tried other types of writing like comedy?

And as a segue to that above question do you have a favorite comedian?” –libliever

Answer: Way back in the day, when I was in college, I toyed with the idea of doing stand-up comedy for a living. In fact, I actually prepared a 45 minute long act, invited about 30 friends over, and did a show. It went over OK for a first performance — some of it hit and some it didn’t — but after considering a career in comedy a little more, I lost interest. There was too much competition in the field, there was too much traveling required, and it was just too much of a nomadic life for me.

Still, I wrote a few scripts for a local comedy troupe (some of which were performed) and even tried out for the cast (I made it as an alternate, but never actually got called upon to act).

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Next up, after getting my feet wet on the web with a gaming website that was intended to teach me the basics of web design and writing, I moved on to Brass Knuckles Webzine, which was for all intents and purposes a humor blog.

Here are a few of my faves that I have written (from BKW and RWN),

The Saddam Hussein Fan Club

The RWN Real-Estate Sale

The Persistent Spammer (ICQ Prank)

The BKW Guide to Anti-Americanism

Canadian Man Mildly Offended That America Isn’t Threatening To Invade Canada

The Canadian Menace

The Republican’s Translation Guide: What Are Democrats Really Saying?

The RWN Idiot Test

If Planned Parenthood Wrote The Next Harry Potter Book…

PS: My all-time favorite comedian is the late, great Sam Kinison.

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