Playful Humans - People Who Play for a Living

Navigating the Twists and Turns of Stand-Up Comedy with Glen Tickle

October 24, 2023 Mike Montague Season 3 Episode 166
Playful Humans - People Who Play for a Living
Navigating the Twists and Turns of Stand-Up Comedy with Glen Tickle
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Show Notes

Prepare to be tickled with laughter as we sit down with the hilarious Glen Tickle. Glen is a professional comedian with two specials available on YouTube. His first Dry Bar special has over 1 Million views! He takes us on his journey from a substitute teacher to commanding the stage with his comedy. You won't want to miss how he honed his craft by testing his comedic chops on unsuspecting preschoolers - a humorous, yet enlightening revelation about on-stage material development.

Hold your chuckles as we pivot onto a more serious note, exploring the highs and lows of the comedy industry. I open up about my own experiences, from the adrenaline rush of immediate audience feedback to grappling with the uncertainties of an unpredictable career path. The illuminating discussion will unmask the joy of making people laugh and the reality of inconsistent work in the comedy world.

Finally, we play a game of Two Truths and a Lie while we reminisce about my high school soccer exploits, clownish adventures at children's birthday parties, and a hilarious attempt to go to Space Camp. Also, Glen reveals how he spun his Dr. Mario World Championship and working stint with Bill Nye, the Science Guy, into comedic gold. So, brace yourself for an episode packed with humor, insights, and unexpected twists - all in the name of playfulness!

Find Glen Tickle on YouTube @GlenTickle.

(0:00:14) - Professional Comedian's Journey and Impact
Glen shares his journey from teacher to comedian, discussing play, jokes, teaching preschoolers, and refining material.

(0:11:04) - The Joys and Challenges of Comedy
He shares experiences of working in comedy, the appeal of stand-up, and the satisfaction of making it his full-time job.

(0:22:58) - Advice for Aspiring Stand-Up Comedians
Glen Tickle shares tips for making an audience laugh, incorporating elements of his life into his act, and balancing material for thought and laughter.

(0:32:59) - Soccer Achievements and Falsehoods
Glen shares his clowning, Space Camp, Dr Mario World Championship, and Bill Nye experiences.

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