Serious About Comedy

About this time last year, I opened my mouth(typed on a keyboard, whatever) and announced that I was going “back into comedy”.

My plan was to attend the American Comedy Institute in New York City, and perform at Caroline’s on Broadway as is scheduled for the Institute’s “graduation.”

This was to kick off my self-scheduled tour of comedy clubs in the US to hone my craft and become a “star”, which has been a dream of mine since I was at least 10 years old and picked up my first ventriloquist dummy and began performing at the local library.

I even had a named picked out for the tour, The 2004 “get me outta the house!” Tour.

Sadly, that tour never came to fruition.

I got a job; actually a career opportunity to help someone with their business, to get out of some burdensome debt, to learn a new craft, and to begin achieving a level of financial peace that I had not had in quite some time. The partnership with my friends from Maryland proved to be the better course of action for the time.

As a matter of fact, that job was to be part of the inspiration for “On The Road with Dave.” So things have worked out pretty well for me over the last year.

But once again, the feeling that I NEED to perform is very strong.

So, rather than “open my mouth” and proclaim a goal in haste, I have decided to tackle this comedy business with a little more thought.

My post on the death of Rodney Dangerfeld and a recent viewing of Dummy starring Adrien Brody has my mind filled with ideas and ways to implement them. But, I intend not to go off half-cocked, nor ill-prepared….this time.

I have opened up my case that houses my dummy, Skyler and have dusted off the daily exercises that I learned so many years ago, and I have created a file on my computer entitled “The Act”. The plan so far is to get back in shape. To get serious about Comedy once again.

2005 is not so far off and there may be a chance that a “get me outta the house” tour is more imaginable in the coming year. “On the Road with Dave” still has a chance to be more than just a Blog name.

About Dave Robison

Now Appearing in an Extended Engagement! Join Dave Robison as he takes you into his world and his daily life of reviving a stand-up comedy career. Prepare for side trips exploring Public Relations, marketing and business ethics. Enjoy some frequent detours describing his observations on life. Read the exploits of this self-proclaimed Renaissance-man and blooming blogger as you go On The Road With Dave. From Mobile, Alabama comes Dave Robison, a confessed Internet-aholic, middle-aged-married-man, who's generally a nice guy--he just has one or two issues. Stand-Up Comedy by Dave Robison is available for corporate events, college campuses, and nightclubs.
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