TL;DR – Dando had a hot night. The Miami comedy scene is a charming wasteland. Denver’s Comedy Works club is a model that could help terraform bad comedy scenes into sustainable laughitats.
Please enjoy the second episode of Casa de Haha, the talkshow tribute where every episode is a different show.
Recently I’ve been so enveloped in the new Casa de Haha, I forgot to post this milestone here last month. We love our round numbers, and must give them significance in our decade-based lives. A few thoughts.
10 years of stand-up comedy? Feels like only yesterday (for audiences)…
I made this picture in college after reluctantly trying a stand-up competition. I performed a few minutes of something resembling comedy, outside in the grass, in the dark, before the weekly Movie on the Lawn. I remember a joke about a rising Illinois Senator whose name sounded like a game on the Price is Right.
“It’s time to play OBAMAAAAA and win a brand new car!!!”
It was enough. I was in. I stopped the half-hearted grad school applications and got a job working lights and sound at SideSplitters, a Tampa comedy club. Over the next 10 years I’d have hustle times performing every night, my slow times performing a few times a month, work terrible road rooms, host a ton of shows, BINGO nights, and dove into acting, writing, podcasting, and production. Just embracing life as a creative (and waiter/cook).
I have too much to say about comedy, and it might never have anything to say about me. That’s part of it. I don’t have a hunger to be famous or “the best”, which probably works against me.That’s okay. I do have a fire in me to create things for people to enjoy.
I’m gonna! Thanks to all the comics and audiences for your lessons.
p.s. Now I don’t have to make a big post until 15 years!
I almost posted this yesterday, against the Bowls (Sup & Pup). That’d’ve been dumb! I would’ve cut viewership by half of my family.
Thanks to guests Cody Spyker and Jacob Rupp, & Jeremiah Zentz, Nicole Ryan, Wally Wallace, & Denver Open Media!
Thanks and apologies to Charlie Rose.
The next episode will be The Daily Show, with Dan Jewart.
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Things are shaping up for Season 2! Casa de Haha will transform into a different talk show for each episode!
I love this concept! I also didn’t realize it might be extra slow to create a new TV show every time!
But don’t worry about that!
No more exclamation points.
Please enjoy this clip from the first episode of the new season, where I chat with Colorado comedians Jacob Rupp & Cody Spyker, the hosts of the popular podcast Ice Cream Social…
..in the style of Charlie Rose.
I’m Danny Tulip. Please enjoy.
That’s right! We did it! The suits upstairs* were tight-lipped about the show’s chances, but despite clashes with the producer*, creative differences with the director*, and diva host* — it looks like Casa de Haha will be back for a very different season 2!
Until then, check out the first season. 4 episodes in a season? The Brits get away with it.
My public access TV project in Denver is chugging along. Tonight we are shooting episodes 3 and 4, and it’s exciting how the show is evolving rapidly. The 2nd episode features Denver’s local comedy super group, The Fine Gentleman’s Club. Here’s a taste of the madness, the full episode is linked below!