Chilarious

Road Diary: Flat Tires and Standup for Kids

So it turns out I've had to alter my act a bit.  In Chicago, El Circo Cheapo's demographic veers rather toward the late-20's, early 30's hipster set.  It's a ten dollar, BYOB show, after all, and there always seems to be at least one derby girl in the audience.  Our Denver shows have skewed a bit older and a bit younger.  Lots of grey hair.  Piles of two-year-olds.  Today begins our stay in New Mexico: two shows in Santa Fe tonight and one in Penasco tomorrow.

Got any good jokes for humans under 9 or over 65?
My act is pretty clean, but there's nothing like performing for a crew of daytime tv watchers to keep you on your toes.  It has been easy for me to become comfortable telling jokes to my perfect demographic - young, hip, smart - because I am firmly rooted in the Chicago standup scene.  I know what kinds of shows draw my crowd and I aim to play there, smoothing out my jokes and working on new material.  The opportunity to go up at venues outside my norm is where the real growing as an artist comes in, though. 

Before I hit the road I did a very cool show and participated in a panel discussion sponsored by the Tofu Chitlin' Circuit on the Southside.  The crowd varied widely age-wise, and was almost entirely African-American Southsiders.  Since comedy is so rooted in

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