The hardest part about comics having a day job…

Don't Wear Shorts on Stage

Several months ago I wrote a guest blog about the long-term process/plan of going from a day job to doing comedy full-time.  Read it here.  There’s nothing wrong with working a job while pursuing a comedy career.  Unless we’re delusional or living with our parents, we all have to go through it.  While you’re still working a day (or night) job, there are a lot of obvious challenges.  Scheduling, fatigue, and a few other common problems can plague anyone burning the candle at both ends. 

The toughest part about being a comic with a job is the times you can’t be a comic.

Learn to put the filter on when you’re at work.  The workplace is one of the best places to find material, but you have to be extremely careful when to hold the punchlines back.  You have to leave the comic mentality at home and realize…

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