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    I'd have a hard time feeling comfortable on stage and I don't know how my sense of humour, which tends to be witty and sarcastic, would play off in a comedy act.
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    I've got at least 5 minutes of lawyer jokes on tap at any given minute, including the "golden rat statute" one which can go 3 minutes by itself if you get going. I'd probably bomb, but that wouldn't stop me from talking for the whole 5 minutes. People with rotten veggies don't scare me.
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    I could. It'd be funny, but not funny ha ha.

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    I could do it.

    I think the key would be to take the Carlin - Seinfeld approach and not so much tell jokes, but instead simply make amusing observations about things around you.
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    I have no problems talking in front of people, but still I voted that I'd run out of things after 30 seconds.

    Although I agree that the best comedians take everyday things and just make them funny, it's the making them funny part that I'd have a problem with.

    On second thought, We did watch about 3 hours of stand up the other day though, so as long as I could steal all the good stuff (gaffigan, berhendt,....) I guess I could do it if forced.
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    I used to be really good at talking in front of large groups. I'm really out of practice though. It doesn't scare me, I just say "um" too much.

    I just saw a former co-worker on Premium Blend this weekend. It taught me something. You don't have to be all that funny to get lots of laughs. Just go on last after everyone has had a chance to get those giggles goin' and plenty of drinks in'em.
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