Thursday, September 13, 2007

Fear of the Dark

Upcoming Comedy
Monday, September 17 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Tuesday, September 25 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Wednesday, September 26 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Thursday, September 27 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Friday, September 28 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Saturday, September 29 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Sunday, September 30 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Monday, October 8 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton

Upcoming Writing
Living Articles in the Edmonton Journal
Friday, September 21
Friday, October 5

Upcoming Teaching
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Dan Brodribb's headLINES appears every Monday in the Edmonton Journal's online ed magazine. Current headLINES is here.

A Pair of Singles with Dawn Dumont appears in ed Magazine every second Saturday. Current article is here.

There's nothing like hitting the stage for an MC spot, only to discover that the microphone and lights are off. It happened last night. I thought I was going to have to get them all to gather round and tell ghost stories. But that's what's cool about comedy, especially MCing. You can never predict what's going to happen, and you're forced to use your creativity to adapt. Or stock lines.

It all worked out all right, thanks to a good, energetic crowd, technicians who were quick to fix the problem, and my own amazing vocal projection skills. Maybe I should do my comedy like that all the time, with the mic off in the dark. A few people have said, I'd be a lot more succesful if people couldn't see me or hear me.

GAVIN STEPHENS who is headlining the Comic Strip this week is a really cool guy. I met him for the first time last night, and was blown away, not just by his abilities, but his sense of perspective on comedy and with life in general.

Over at Yuk Yuks, MIKE WILMOT, one of my favorites is performing. He also has an interesting outlook on life, though slightly different than GAVIN's.

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