Throwing Away Everything & Starting Over


For the last year and a half I’ve been touring with a stand-up show called Tell a Good Story. It’s a set show with its own jokes and a message about the power of telling your story.


In January I’m throwing away all of Tell a Good Story and starting a new tour. It’ll have all new material. It’ll have a new theme and message. I’ve been slowly working out the material little by little over the last few months. I’ve snuck new jokes into shows since the summer. But there’s still a lot of work to do.

Writing new material is really scary for me. I have this fear that I’m going to forget how to be funny. I made this video last year about how frustrating it is for me to write new jokes.

I think one of the videos I’m most proud of is this one where I tell the story of the first time I ever got paid to do stand-up. The music I used in the video is all over the place and kinda distracting but I think it’s a really funny story. At the beginning I talk abut the process on becoming a better comedian. You basically have to fail a lot and embarrass yourself in public over and over until you’re good. Hooray!

I've only got a few more performances of Tell a Good Story this year. Then it's on to the new stuff. I'm really excited.

If you're interested in bringing my new show to your church next year, check out THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO USE COMEDY AS AN OUTREACH.