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The Urban Erma: Rob Base is Not Dead
Rob Base is not dead. But I thought he was. Here’s what happened. After doing a joke about old-school rap, an audience member came up to me after the show and said, “Did you know that Rob Base died?” What? I was flabbergasted. "Joy & Pain" Rob Base? "It Takes Two" Rob Base? No. I didn’t know. To be honest I really haven’t been right since we lost Heavy...
- Posted 68 days ago
Addicted to Comedy: The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies
One thing I love about comedy is how there are no set rules. There are suggested guidelines to help learn from successful people in the comedy field, but as an art form – you can do whatever you want. The only requirement is making a commitment to the comedy style of your choice.
- Posted 70 days ago
News from the Crib: Ivan’s Parenting Tip #94 – Playdates
My wife and I have an 18-month old son named Ivan. He is very concerned that parents do right by their children (he is especially worried about my parenting skills). Ivan has decided to help out new parents by issuing a regular newsletter called: #TeamIvan’s: News From The Crib (#94) – Playdates.
- Posted 74 days ago
The Urban Erma: They Had Me at Vagina
I recently performed in a one-night only production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. The play was first done Off Broadway in 1996 and aired on HBO in 1998. This collection of monologues explores the various aspects of the female experience including “sex, love, rape, menstruation, female genital mutilation, masturbation, birth, and orgasm” not necessarily in that order.
- Posted 75 days ago
Addicted to Comedy: Creating an Electronic Press Kit -The Eric Yoder (Funny Business) Interview
Most comedy clubs have a “Don’t call us, we’ll call you!” attitude after receiving Electronic Press Kits (also known as "EPK"). Comedy clubs and booking agents are not likely to contact you did not meet their requirements. They have a business to run, and usually don’t offer reasons why you were not selected to work at their location.
- Posted 78 days ago
The Urban Erma: May the Fourth Be with You
The first time I ever stepped on stage to do...
- Posted 3 days ago
Addicted To Comedy: “Comedy…Super Size Me!”
Last month I celebrated another comedy anniversary. When that time...
- Posted 9 days ago
The Urban Erma: In Search of the Black Female Superhero
When I was growing up, our house was the Hall...
- Posted 10 days ago
The Urban Erma: Evolve or Die
I got a chance many years ago to work with...
- Posted 18 days ago
Addicted To Comedy: Generating Content with the Help of Your Mentors
“In order to be a great comedy writer, you must...
- Posted 20 days ago
News from the Crib: Ivan’s Parenting Tip #100 – iPad Addiction
My wife and I have an 20 month-old son named...
- Posted 25 days ago
News from the Crib: Ivan’s Parenting Tip #99 – Financial Planning
My wife and I have an 19 month-old son named...
- Posted 32 days ago
The Urban Erma: Tip & Tell
Stand-up comedians aren’t normally on the list of folks who...
- Posted 32 days ago