I did an open mic way back and I don't think I sucked in the sense no one told me I sucked, but no one was really there so it doesn't matter. Used to do theater stuff, figured it'd be simpler than it was. But you know, fear of failing means fear of trying and so on.
iO Chicago is closing down. Huge bummer for me, I've been writing and performing on a show at iO since November and it was a real blast. Lots of really cool names in comedy came through that place. Not surprised it went under, though, that place did not exactly seem like it was firing on all cylinders. They still owe us a check, pretty certain we'll never see it.
The comedian—who was supposed to star in a new prank series with D'Elia that was abandoned in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against D'Elia—has been accused of sexual misconduct by several women.
Things are getting kind of normal-ish in Chicago. I did a live streamed show from a smaller club on Saturday, and I've done some rooftop stuff. There are some mics in public parks and on the beds of pickups. Both Laugh Factory and Zanies are opening back up. A lot of comics are being pretty judgmental towards those doing these shows, which I guess is predictable.
Rob Schneider wants to remind people that he started his career as a stand up comedian. Long before he was on “Saturday Night Live” alongside Adam Sandler, David Spade and Chris Rock, Schneider was writing jokes and mailing them to the “SNL” offices in the hopes of being discovered. “I remember...