Why bucket lists are bad and why you should shun them

Let’s say I asked you to put together a bucket list – a list of things that you want to do before you die.

Before reading on just take a minute to think about what those things would be.

Done it? Okay I will continue…

Without even knowing you I bet it included something of the following:

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The rise and fall of an open mic comedian

When I went to University, I was distracted by my desire to have a go at standup comedy.  During lectures I would be scribble down jokes instead of paying attention.  Eventually I had fleshed out my ideas into a five-minute set.  Was it funny?  There was only one way to find out, so I arranged my first open mic booking.

Influence and style

I was influenced by one-liner comedians – Mitch Hedberg, Anthony Jeselnik, Milton Jones and Michael Redmond.  My logic was with quick jokes, if the audience didn’t find it funny you could move onto the next and unlike monologues, if you forgot a part of it, it would not mess up the routine. Continue reading “The rise and fall of an open mic comedian”