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Shayne Michael is a stand-up comic with twenty years experience. He has appeared in the Chicago Comedy Festival, on the San Francisco Comedy Invasion and the Psychiatric Comedy Tour.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Three New Comedians Join SNL Cast As Will Forte Departs

Three New Comedians Join Saturday Night Live Cast As Will Forte Departs

Saturday Night Live is approaching its 36th season. Earlier this week, Will Forte announced he would leave SNL after eight years with the program. SNL producer Lorne Michaels was recently in Chicago in early August to scout for talent. Paul Brittain and Vanessa Bayer were among four Chicago actors who were flown to New York for a second round of auditions. Multiple sources are now confirming three new comics will join the late night variety show including: Paul Brittain, Vanessa Bayer and Taran Killiam, [Read the entire story]

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Comedian News @ Shayne-Michael.COM

Comedian News @ Shayne-Michael.COM

Sometimes It's Not That You Talked About Religion

Is This Microphone On: The Audience Perspective

Dealing With Rejection In Stand-Up Comedy

Why Robert Kiosaki Says Mind Your Business

Good Comedy Timing In Bad Situations

Some Things Speak For Themselves: That Sounds Fair

The Cost Of Always Trying To Find Yourself On Stage

The Birmingham Comedy Festival Hits UK In October

Whitney Cummings: Comedy Needs To Grow Up

There Are Always Untapped Comedy Markets

Monday, August 23, 2010

Eight Ways To Answer A Wrong Number

Eight Ways To Answer A Wrong Number
  1. Hello, Hell's Kitchen, may I help you.
  2. San Francisco State Prison, do you have your party's extension.
  3. Vegitarians for Burgers, to whom may I direct your call.
  4. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, can I help you?
  5. Paris Hilton fan club, donnations center.
  6. Baby Gap pregnancy center, breath easy now.
  7. Domestic violence hotline and California Gun Club.
  8. No, this is the set of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, the film.
  9. Let me ask the Magic Eight Ball. It says try again later. That means call back.

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

How To Get Kicked Out Of A Pharmacy

How To Get Kicked Out Of A Pharmacy

  1. Ask what type of pain killer goes best with Red Wine.
  2. Offer to trade a Pez Dispenser for a bottle Codeine.
  3. Ask how much Vikiden you would give an 800lb horse.
  4. Try to have a bottle of Chloroform gift wrapped.
  5. Inquire what kind of sunscreen works best on hairless cats.
  6. Ask which kind of Rogaine works best on a Chia Pet.
  7. Build Easter baskets out of gauze pads.
  8. Inquire where you can find Visine for a seeing-eye-dog.
  9. Ask where they keep the tourniquets and anti-venom.
  10. Ask if Aloe Vera cures leprosy and scratch a lot.
  11. Replace the throat lozenges with Skittles.
  12. Ask if they see No Doze, caffeine pills and Smores.

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