Addicted to Comedy: How to Create a Comedy Festival
What I discovered from that interview is the grey space that exists between comedians who performing at open mics shows and the lack of locations for those who want to build their craft on the journey to paid performances. Last year I interviewed Jessica Hardy about how she created the Chicago Comed... [Read More]
 
Why Do I Have to Share?
I was standing in line at the grocery store. In front of me was a mother with her eight-year old son. He had talked her into buying him candy but his victory wasn’t so sweet. She said, “Okay, I’ll buy it, but you have to share.” Ahh, a gift with strings attached. There’... [Read More]
 
The Urban Erma: No Pizza, No Cry
When I was finally in the mood for pizza, I made a special trip to the Hut. It’s not a full-service, dine-in location, just a corner outpost. That was fine. It fit in with the evening’s Netflix plans. I parked, went in, perused the menu, and noticed there were no prices.Author informatio... [Read More]
 
Addicted to Comedy: Returning From My Comedy Rumspringa
For those who are unfamiliar with the term "Rumspringa," it’s a coming of age period when Amish teenagers are allowed to engage in lifestyle activities not permitted by their community. They’re allowed to purchase a car, watch television, and live a way most people take for granted. Once... [Read More]