Favorite Youtube Video of All Time

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Here is one of my favorite youtube videos of all time.

It’s a man singing and smoking in the shower.

If I had to make a list of the times I’ve laughed the hardest in my life, this video would be toward the top.

Watch it once. Then we’ll go into an intense break down of what is happening in this clip. It’s only 25 seconds long but I’ve watched it over a thousand times so I’ve got a lot to say. Continue reading “Favorite Youtube Video of All Time”

Why do a house show tour?

I’ve been doing stand-up for 8 years now. It’s taken me this long to feel like I’m starting to get the hang of it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m really proud of some of the stuff I did to get me here. But now I’m about to start this stand-up tour and for the first time I feel like I know what I’m doing.

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What is this tour!?

It’s called the TELL A GOOD STORY tour. I’m going to travel around performing stand-up comedy in people’s living rooms. They’re house shows and they’re the coolest.

The shows are small and intimate. I tell a bunch of stories from my life and get people int audience telling their stories too. So if I talk about my first kiss I’ll ask if anyone else has an embarrassing first kiss story. And we go from there. Continue reading “Why do a house show tour?”

When I am Insecure

A while ago I posted a video about living in my van.

Some times I feel weird telling people what I do with my life because I feel like they’ll look down on me. Like I failed or screwed up and that’s how I ended up here. I know it’s not true but I can still feel insecure.

It reminds me of a blog I wrote 4 years ago when I was about to graduate from college. I was freaking out about my future and jealous of everyone else’s plans in life. This what I wrote:

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My New Horrible Videos on Youtube

I’m writing this as I sit in a Starbuck in Amarillo, TX. I’m on my way to Colorado for a weekend of performing and I stopped here to shower and use free wifi. Well, I showered at a Planet Fitness. Not at Starbucks. Although, I once bathed myself in a Starbucks sink. It was a long and sad process and I’m sure the rest of the day people could tell. I had the look of someone who spent the morning scooping water onto my naked body from a public bathroom sink. Why am I telling you this? I don’t know. I’m sorry.

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See Stephen Colbert’s Greatness

Stephen Colbert is a thoughtful and thought provoking comedian. He also has the sense of humor of an 8th grade boy.

My fellow Americans, last week I had the pleasure of being a guest on the film and television podcast Seeing & Believing. They brought me in to shine a light on a subject I am a bit of an expert in: “not being able to shut up about how great Stephen Colbert is.”

In fact, the whole reason I was invited onto the show is because of something I tweeted out in desperation.

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Stephen Colbert takes over The Late Show tonight. If you’re not all that excited for it, let me share some of my favorite Colbert clips to help explain why this show is going to be so great.

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Should I be Scared to Die? [video]

We’re all going to die one day and that’s terrifying.

I think about death a lot and now I’m going to talk about it with you so you can think about it a lot too. Hooray for death!

Isn’t it crazy that you could die before you finish reading this post? That means either you’re an impossibly slow reader and it takes you 40 years to get through 100 words OR it means you could die at any minute.

How does that make you feel? Does it freak you out? Are you ok with it?

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My One Good Heckler Story

The words were leaving my mouth and there was nothing I could do to stop them. I didn’t have time to think “Is this a good idea?”

 

I’m sure a lot of us have stories that involve a moment like this. You ask a lady about the baby you think she’s pregnant with and then all of a sudden OH NO WHAT HAVE I DONE?! She’s not pregnant. She’s just gassy. Then you’re just stuck there in the awkwardness willing to do anything to escape.

 

It’s bad enough when you have a moment like this when you’re alone, but can you imagine if it happens when you’re on stage? In front of a lot of people? Doing standup? And your name is Taylor Johnson? Can you imagine?!

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