Marty Simpson joins us today to talks about hard lessons learned in stand-up comedy. From getting his first stage time at five hour talent show, to auditioning for Last Comic Standing … it’s all here. He also shares with us insight into his weekly online open mic “Punchlines in Pajamas”. Info below:
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MARTY SIMPSON Show Notes
We talk about a variety of things including:
- Playing for the South Carolina Gamecocks
- Coaching at a private school
- First time onstage emceeing a 5 hour talent show
- Harsh realties of Last Comic Standing
- Networking with comics by helping them
- Influences including Horace H. B. Sanders and Mike Goodwin
- Why it takes awhile to know Marty Simpson
- The incredible value of other comedians insight
- How to take suggestions and turn them into applause breaks
- Punchlines in Pajamas – an online open mic
And a whole lot more!
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MARTY SIMPSON
Web SIte: https://www.martysimpson.com
Keys / Kids joke … start at the 5:28 mark
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