Posts tagged "comedy"

I cannot find my funny

I cannot find my funny
I have been in a creative slump. Be it blogging here or writing new material for my stand up comedy my creativity is on strike. The latter of the two concerns me the most. I love being a comedian. When i started years ago i never imagined it wams more than just a pipe dream.... Read more »

I Am A Comedian Everything Is Funny

I Am A Comedian Everything Is Funny
I’m kind of a lucky guy. I’m a comedian. You might wonder what makes me so damn lucky. Well I get to find the funny in every single thing. Sure it is not easy. Like snowflakes every comedian is different. Yep, I just compared comedians to snowflakes. Some comedians make fun of life all around... Read more »

Before Alex From Target There Was Patrick From Target

Before Alex From Target There Was Patrick From Target
In a previous life not too long ago I was trying to make my mark in radio. It took longer than expected so I decided to get a job at Target. Well I didn’t but my ex wife really felt strongly that I should for the employee discount. It is not all the glitz and... Read more »
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Crummy Jobs: Paid To Garbage Pick

Crummy Jobs: Paid To Garbage Pick
I battled cancer when I was going to enter college again. Medical bills piled up so I decided I needed to work instead because most people are right “so and so bills won’t pay for themselves”. A family friend ran a recycling plant near where I lived. It was within biking distance and sometimes I... Read more »

I Have Not Seen Every Movie, Such A Shocker

I Have Not Seen Every Movie, Such A Shocker
I have never seen Lion King. This incites people and they ask if my parents hated me. Fact: When Lion King was released I was the ripe old age of 16. I doubt I was in Dinsey’s target audience. No I was not robbed of my childhood. My childhood was pretty adequate. My mom recognized... Read more »

My Mancow Experience

My Mancow Experience
A couple of weeks ago my friend who is also a promoter for Chicagoland comedy posted on Facebook. The post stated that if you wanted to be a guest on Mancow to private message him. I misread at first and massaged him which was unnecessary The post was available to anyone in our super secret... Read more »
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I Cancelled Community. I Am Sorry Danny Pudi

I Cancelled Community. I Am Sorry Danny Pudi
Over the last few years there has been one sitcom that I have thoroughly enjoyed, Community. I have been a fan of Joel McHale for a long time as host of The Soup. So when there was word that he was going to star in an ensemble comedy I was excited. I did not know... Read more »

The Backstage Antics At A Comedy Show.

The Backstage Antics At A Comedy Show.
Comedians and musicians are known for being funny so states Captain Obvious. He might be a Lieutenant now, I cannot recall. Some if not most comedians and musicians are known for a life of excess. Be it booze, drugs, food, or coloring by number, comedians and musicians are always chasing something. They are chasing highs,... Read more »

In Defense of Chelsea Handler

I am sure Chelsea Handler does not need me to defend her, nor will she even know that I did. I mean she might if she Googles her name, ChicagoNow, my name, and the name of my blog. It is highly doubtful because I am the only narcissist who Googles himself. There are other Patrick... Read more »
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A seat at the bar with Mitch Hedberg

I walked into a bar which retained its smokiness from years gone by. I was here to perform at an open mic. It has been awhile since I last took the stage, but like every performer, I missed it. I signed my name on the list and noticed the last name “special guest”. I was... Read more »