Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Monday I did my first open mike night as a dad, and I had a lot of fun. Then last night I did my first improv show with On the Spot as a dad, and darned if that wasn't fun as well.

For some reason I was anxious about getting the first post-partem shows under my belt. I was worried that if they didn't go well, I'd be plagued by concerns that Clancy and Comedy would have a hard time co-existing. Now I am content that that is not the case. I'm confident I can come back to the stage without the rust becoming too paralyzing.

Still enjoying fathering too much to dive back into comedy full-time. But I'm now more willing to dip a toe in the water every so often with an eye towards full immersion down the line.

It's a gradual process.

What some refer to as "baby steps".

Saturday, June 23, 2007


Or at least it wasn't going to. Sorry about that.

I called in this week for Wide Open Mike Night at Jimbo's Comedyworks, 1238 Bishop St., Montreal, Monday June 25th at 9:00 pm. 514-398-9661

This is my first stand-up set since my rock 'em, sock 'em outing at Calories's Guerilla Comedy on May 13th. That's about six weeks on hiatus, which crushes all my previous stand-abstinance records from the last nine years or so, which makes this my "rust" anniversary (and it'll show). Truthfully, I'm not even that rarin' to hit the stage yet, but thought I'd force myself to get on just to see where the muse takes me. If I wait 'til I'm 100% sold on leaving the little tyke at home I probably wouldn't brave the stage again 'til Clancy gets his doctorate.

So come one, come all, for the ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME CHANCE TO SEE DAVID'S FIRST STAND-UP SET AS A "BREEDER". You don't see that every day.

I guess that message mentioned the baby a couple of times. Sorry about that.