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JAN. 13th visit www.dubuquetickets.diamondjo.com

Diamond Joe Mississippi Bar

Las Vegas Magazine calls him, “completely entertaining.”  Club owners call him, Mr. Standing O.  You, will want to call your friends out to the Mississippi MOON-BAR to see one of the most entertaining live comedy shows of the year!  Showtime is 8:00 PM.  Admission is just $10.  Diamond Jo Casino.  Dubuque, IA  Jan. 13  Greg Morton Live!

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@GregMortonComic Back 2 Back Weeks @LaughFactory_LV & #Reno

Vegas Reno Greg Morton

Mr. Standing ‘O’ is back, at the Laugh Factory!  That’s right, Greg Morton’s wild and crazy, one man tour de farce will have people rolling in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada over the next two weeks.  This former animator and voice over artist of your favourite Saturday Morning Cartoons, will bring his special brand of humor to two different locations.  Click the links below for showtimes and ticket prices.  DON’T MISS IT!   See why Las Vegas Magazine calls Greg Morton, “completely entertaining.”

Aug. 17 – 23  Laugh Factory  Las Vegas, NV

From the Sunset Strip to the Las Vegas Strip, the world-famous Hollywood Laugh Factory has brought its amazing brand of comedy to Vegas nightly at the new Tropicana Las Vegas! The Laugh Factory has been recognized as the #1 Comedy Club in the country, bringing the hottest comedians in the business center stage for a supreme comedy experience that shouldn’t be missed. Shows happen twice nightly at 8:30PM and 10:30PM.

Featuring Greg Morton, Manny Oliveira, Ed Hill.

Aug 25 – 30  Laugh Factory  Reno, NV

As Silver Legacy Resort Casino gets ready to celebrate its 20th birthday, a new addition to Downtown Reno’s tallest casino will help light the candles on the cake: the world-famous Laugh Factory opens its doors inside the Silver Legacy. Recognized by USA Today as “The No. 1 Comedy Club in the Country,” comedy’s top stars, as well as today’s brightest emerging talent, shine on Laugh Factory’s legendary stage.

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THINGS ARE HEATING UP IN BROADRIPPLE! @CrackersComedy presents @GregMortonComic

THIS WEEK! Feb. 19 – 21 Come out of hibernation!  Come out and see the Greg Morton show!  No two shows are the same.  A mixture of stand-up, vocal impressions, improv and musical numbers!  You can’t look away.  You never know what’s coming up next.  It’s a one man tour de farce.

Crackers
Broad Ripple Location:
Crackers at Broad Ripple
6281 N. College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220
317-255-4211
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7 TIPS 4 COMICS STRUGGLING WITH MEDIA

Here are 7 tips I’d like to pass on to comedians, struggling with early morning media.
TIPS FOR COMEDIANS DOING INTERVIEWS
 
TIP 1:  Take a damn shower!  I hear this complaint from radio show host all the time.  “Not only was it a dead interview, he smelled dead!”
Aways remember, media interviews are shows.  You need to prep for them.  Get your energy up!  Take a shower and put some fresh clothes on.  Have a coffee.  WAKE UP!  ENERGY! ENERGY!! ENERGY!!!
(WARNING:  AFTERSHAVE IS NOT A SHOWER REPLACEMENT)
TIP 2:  Do your homework.  Find out from the club owner what the host is like.  Are they straight, rip and read journalist or natural, fun, off the cuff show host?  Knowing the challenges before hand will help you plan your attack.
TIP 3: How do you make an unreal situation feel real?  Strike up a relaxed conversation with the host, before the interview starts. The feeling of familiarity reads well on camera and it keeps the interview from sounding forced & stilted.  You may have common interest that you can both share on air in an unscripted and humorous way.
 
TIP 4:  Stay open and go with the flow.  If you planned to perform some of your routine, look for an opening or opportunity to steer the conversation.  If things are going horribly, start the coup!  Go into stand-up mode and takeover the interview!
I’ve brought my own questions and setups to interviews.
TIP 5:  If things aren’t going well, get the host to talk about themselves.  Use your listening skills.  Start interviewing the interviewer.  This role reversal technique can have hilarious results.  The tricky part is getting them to STOP talking about themselves.
TIP 6:  Prepare for the dreaded questions, like how did you get started?  Were you funny as a kid?  So, what can we expect to see at tonight’s performance?
These questions are some of the most hated by comedians because we get asked them all the time.  Why not prepare funny answers to these same old, same old, boring questions?  Turn a negative into a positive.  Give them something unexpected.
“What can we expect, if we come out to see you perform tonight?”
“I like to start my show with a human sacrifice.  I’ll  ask for a few volunteers from the audience.  Preferably virgins.”
TIP 7:  Lastly and most importantly.  Be yourself.  You are naturally funny.  You wouldn’t be in this if you weren’t. Trust in your own ability to make people laugh.  It is the most important advice I can give to any comedian.
I always hear comics say, “I suck at interviews!”  Yeah, me too!   I was horrible at it,
but I got better and you will too.  Think of the host.  Help them, help you!
Hope this helps.  Feel free to add any helpful tips of your own in the comments below.  😉
@GregMortonComic
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