Shows

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Stuff like Wall to Wall, Yuk Yuk’s, the Comic Strip (not Edmonton), Yuk Yuk’s (Edmonton)!

Hasty Heart

I tried to transcribe this a while ago but wasn’t able to without sailing off on a yacht of tears.

Nielsen/Pearson - Hasty Heart (from Blind Luck):

She said sit down and listen up

This won't take too long

She said I think my mind's made up

I'm off to home now

 

And he said sorrow,

Springs from a hasty heart

Wake up tomorrow

And think about it

 

You know sorrow

Springs from a hasty heart

You’ve got tomorrow

Darling, please don't go

 

She said I don't care what you say

Or what you'll do

You said I won't stand in your way

Just make sure they do

 

You know sorrow

Springs from a hasty heart

Wake up tomorrow

And think about it

 

You know sorrow

Springs from a hasty heart

You’ve got tomorrow

Darling, please don't go

 

(repeat out)

Happy Wednesday

I’m sick. I’m excited about Wall to Wall Comedy tomorrow. It’s sold out!  

 

We’ve got Peter Kelamis as a late replacement for Wes Barker. Not too shabby.  

Friends are good

One of the coolest things about comedy is getting to spend time with friends. This weekend was great for that!

I got to open up for Simon King. Was with him up in Nanaimo and Victoria. He’s special, here’s his special:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdgSHStfopl

Hanging in Victoria was fun to see old friend Shane Priestley (so funny). He makes me giggle like a schoolgirl. Patrick Boyle was also there. A dear friend, a supremely gifted talent and a wise man. He’s a gift.

The next day was spent with my mom (no link) and Drew Farrance (and Sab). Drew’s so funny it’s dumb. And also is a small business owner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNyJbLHEefA

An email I sent to a new comic

Okay man, here's some shit:

Richard Pryor

Nothing better when it comes to being totally yourself on stage. Seriously, he's amazing. He prowls the stage and kills kills kills. You can see where Chris Rock got that swagger from. What we should all aspire to be. Also: his white voice is the gold standard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJaDMfIBw5c

Louis CK

Oh man! Amazing. Relatable and god damn funny. It doesn't sound like he's telling jokes but he's got tonnes! Also, you've probably heard the first premise at all the open mics but nobody will ever make it as funny as Louis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK3XH5Ocjag

Eddie Murphy

Pre-special. His first appearance on Carson. There was no turning back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1TKGtai7og

Rodney Dangerfield

The man. The myth. The legend. If you can watch/listen to Rodney and not laugh, you don't deserve to be in comedy. His album No Respect you should find on Apple Music or whatever. 200 jokes in less than an hour. The model for self-hating comedy. This clip is from him on Carson and it's amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGvnHvba_b0

Dave Attell

The best pound for pound joke writer in the business. My favourite working comic. This special is a gift to all mankind.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTbfMetvujc

Bernie Mac and Steve Harvey

On the Original Kings of Comedy, these two are why it's worth watching repeatedly. When Steve does his "old school music" bit he murders the crowd. It's proof that stand up is about entertainment. And Bernie, Jesus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPElPHzRtfA (seriously, this gives me stupid goosebumps. When he kicks the stool, fuck I love it)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JkPx0gk6LE (talk about owning a crowd - the ultimate pump up. The jokes aren't great but it's perfect)