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Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to protect my bookings. This is the business, stand-up comedy. I work here. I’m a comic.

While Conversations With Club Owners focuses on the bad apples among them, please know that there are many good ones. Brad Garrett, the eponymous owner of Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club in Las Vegas, is a great example of an awesome club owner. Not only does he treat the comedians like family, but the entire staff follows his lead. Also, there is a lot of free candy.

This comic strip is not about club owners like Brad.

Nope, this is about the other side of the coin. Folks who are obviously on benzoylmethylecgonine or who should be on citalopram.


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Another true story that actually happened from my dealings with comedy club owners. I wish I could name names, but the sad reality is that too many of them say the same things.

Instead, how about this: I’ll begin telling you the name of an awesome comedy club owner each time I do a cartoon about the sordid, seamy ones. Then the universe is in balance again.

TODAY’S AWESOME CLUB OWNER: Rocky Osborn of Aces Comedy Club in Murrieta, California, is a great guy and a comedian himself. He has good ideas and is always working to keep his crowds and comics happy.

This story is not about him.


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Dear Harrison Ford,

Get well soon! You were a hero to me in my childhood, as I’m sure you were to many others.

But can I be honest with you? STAY AWAY FROM FLYING MACHINES.

It seems any flying thing you approach, whether in movies or in real life, does not end well. Let’s review the evidence, shall we? [click to continue…]

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Just to clear things up from the previous installment of Conversations With Club Owners: I wasn’t saying all club owners are like this. In fact, I have a lot of friends who own comedy clubs and they don’t do any of this stuff. Which is probably why their clubs are thriving and successful.

However… there are some bonafide batshit crazy ballbags out there. And their deeds are chronicled here. True stories! [click to continue…]