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Brian McLane, Doug Simon and Brian Spada doing Stand Up Comedy at The Broadway Comedy Club March 2, 2012 8pm

February 20th, 2012 · No Comments · Comedy

Doing stand up comedy is a rush. I’ve played in bands my entire life. Bands like (can’t avoid getting some tags in), Mondo Boffo, Bad Hotel, The She’s, Hagatha and Hellivator to name a few. But unlike with a band when you have four or five other people on stage with you, you’re on your own with stand up. Trying to make a room with 200 people in it laugh is not easy.

The first time I did stand up was at an open call audition at Comix. I was so ready and the first 30 seconds went so well I remember thinking that I felt like Jay Leno and lost my place. From there I went down in flames until someone was polite to clap me off stage.

But I didn’t give up. I’ve done stand up at Comix, Stand Up New York, Boston Comedy Club, Under the Olive Tree and a few other smaller venues. And the reason I do it is to get out of my comfort zone. I can confess that even now blogging about it I’ve got a few butterflies. But it’s just like anything else – you rehearse and you do your set. Plus I’m going for the low hanging fruit – women, no pun intended.

Doing comedy has helped me with speaking in front of audiences, giving presentations, sitting on panels at trade shows and in general being personable. Another important reason is that I’m doing this show with two good friends Brian Spada who has me roaring at work all the time and Doug Simon of PR fame. We all have different styles that I think will compliment each other. The main reason though is that I like to keep making memories. Every year, whether it’s playing on stage with a band at a club, writing and producing a play or in this case doing stand up, it’s always fun to stretch your boundaries.

For this one I’m returning to my favorite comedy venue the Broadway Comedy Club run by my friend Al Martin. Al is a working comic and there is a legend as to how he got his start in the comedy business. I won’t retell it here. Maybe if you’re lucky you’ll see him at the show. I think we’re going to try and stream it so there will be an update to this post. Buy your tickets by clicking THIS LINK. Please Note they only use paypal and The Broadway Comedy Club DOES NOT MAIL TICKETS… TICKETS SHOULD BE PICKED UP EVENING OF SHOW AT BOX OFFICE. BRING PAYPAL CONFIRMATION RECEIPT TO SHOW FOR ADMISSION.

I think the show will sell out so it’s a good idea to get them in advance.

Here is a link to a short comedy film on a related subject staring my friend David Arthurs.

Brian McLane, Doug Simon and Brian Spada doing Stand Up Comedy at The Broadway Comedy Club March 2, 2012 8pm

Click for Short Comedy Film by Brian McLane

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