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Saturday, June 09, 2007

MY COMEDY CENTRAL MOMENT IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Well folks, it happened. I made it to TV after 15 years of telling jokes and being funny. If you think I would be happy with the whole experience, then you don't know me very well. I'm not.
Everyone on the show did a 10 minute set and then was edited for time, content and strength of performance. Here's what I think is very funny. The bit they were not so sure about, punching the pigeon, is really the only bit they left in! All the other jokes on religion and politics were cut from my set. They all killed, but for some reason, those jokes didn't make it to air. I am let down that they went with material that I consider the weakest stuff in my act. Such is the life of a guy who wants to be seen as an artist but basically my job is to tell drunk people dick jokes to sell them more booze.
The good news? I have been working on a set for the late late show with Ferguson. Now at least I have a lot more jokes to submit than before. Everything Comedy Central cut I can use again.

10 comments:

Rynn said...

You finally made it on nationwide tv. Congrats.

Cara said...

Rock on Joe! I'm jealous - even the heavily edited set killed. I'm glad you get to recycle a bunch of material, and your next, much LESS edited set including religion & politics will kill on Craig Ferguson.

Anonymous said...

It might of been short, but it was damn funny!
Matt

Biby Cletus said...

Cool blog, i just randomly surfed in, but it sure was worth my time, will be back

Deep Regards from the other side of the Moon

Biby Cletus

Anonymous said...

Didn't see it. No TV.

I checked comedycentral.com, but while there was a Q&A thing, there wasn't a clip.

Still.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Some Hollywood big shot always said, "Good enough isn't." So your disappointment is probably proof of your ambition and drive.

And anyway, it's only the first time. Something tells me you won't be even nominally satisfied until you're in heavy rotation.

etherGOLFCLAPnautrix

Joe said...

P.S.
I just got the DVD from Comedy Central in the mail. My set clocks in at 3:00.
JK

James said...

Hey Joe, I am really sorry about the Edit job that Comedy Central did. All I have to say, is that what they DID leave you with was really good. Really happy to hear about the Late Late show man! Gratz.. Stacy and I left you a voicemail the other day. We're really proud of you.

James said...

Hey Joe, I am really sorry about the Edit job that Comedy Central did. All I have to say, is that what they DID leave you with was really good. Really happy to hear about the Late Late show man! Gratz.. Stacy and I left you a voicemail the other day. We're really proud of you.

James said...

Hey Joe, I am really sorry about the Edit job that Comedy Central did. All I have to say, is that what they DID leave you with was really good. Really happy to hear about the Late Late show man! Gratz.. Stacy and I left you a voicemail the other day. We're really proud of you.

Veronica said...

bitch and complaint all you want about the "editing" job. I'm still dame proud!! Hugs- Vee