Friday, October 30, 2009

Comedy at The Ice House Tavern in Phoenix Arizona

I performed for the first time at The Ice House Tavern in Phoenix last Wednesday. This a fun show run by Sean McCarthy. The crowd was very receptive, and I had a lot of fun doing my comedy there. If you're in the Phoenix area, I would highly recommend performing stand up comedy or watching a show here.

The bar also has Molson Canadian beer on tap. I'm originally from western New York, so I can definitely appreciate this. Because I live in Arizona, and don't have the opportunity to drink Canadian beer much.

You can check out this show every Wednesday at 8:30 PM. I'm performing here again on Wednesday, November 11th. If you're going to be in the Phoenix area and want stage time, call Sean McCarthy at (310) 497-2968. Here is where the show is located:

The Ice House Tavern
3855 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Here is the Comedy Video of the Week. This is a sample of Sean McCarthy's stand up comedy. Enjoy!

John Griggs

Friday, October 23, 2009

Open Mic Comedy in Tucson Arizona

Are you looking for a place to perform stand up comedy in Tucson Arizona? Do you want to check out comedy shows in Tucson with no cover charge? Here is a list of open mics where you can perform or just have an inexpensive night of laughs and entertainment.


The Hut
305 N 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705
Phone: (520) 623-3200


Bum Steer
1910 N Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705
Phone: (520) 884-7377


Laffs Comedy Club
2900 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone:(520) 323-8669

Note: To perform here, call Laffs during regular business hours on the day you want to perform to reserve your spot.

I want to give a special thanks to Jacob Breckenridge for his help in putting together this list!

If you want to perform comedy or check out an inexpensive show in the Phoenix area, I have a list already published. Here it is:

Dead End Jobs

I've had more than my fair share of dead end jobs. Lots of people work at these ridiculous jobs. People at these jobs often talk about how they will quit when they win the lottery. Unfortunately, for the vast majority of people, that day never comes.

Do you work at a job you don't like? Do you want to quit and do something else? Instead of relying on the lottery, take control of your own destiny. Start your own business and/or find a way to get paid for doing something you love. I am in the process of doing that right now. It's not easy, but it beats doing nothing or hoping for a payout that won't come.

When I am ready to quit working, I think it would be fun to do some ridiculous stuff at work and get fired. Another option I have is to quit in a similar fashion to how this Anthony Browning does in the video shown below.

This video was edited by Chris Adams. He's a comedian from Long Beach, California. I performed with him at The Hidden House in Phoenix earlier this week. Chris is very funny and did a great job in putting together this video. Here is this week's Comedy Video of the Week:

John Griggs

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Comedy Video of the Week - Net_Work

Like I said in my previous post, I've gone on quite a few dates in the last couple of months. Nothing quite as crazy as what you're about to see in this video. Here is the comedy video of the week. It is from the popular Internet series called "Net_Work" starring Mike O'Gorman and Michael Torpey. Enjoy!

John Griggs

Adventures in Being Single and Dating

I've been single for about six months now. Lots of people moan about being single and say things like "Why can't I find anybody?" or "I can't stand being alone!" and other things that are similar. This is not a good way to attract a new lover in your life.

My advice is if you are single, take advantage of the freedoms you have and enjoy life to the fullest. That's what I'm doing. If people see that you are independent, lots of fun, and have confidence in yourself, you will greatly increase your chances of finding your next boyfriend or girlfriend.

I've been on a few dates in the last couple of months. Some of the women I have gone out with recently are nice, but I don't see being in a relationship with them.

However, I went out on a date with this one woman recently. I really like her, and hope we can be more than friends. By the way, if any woman who has been on a date with me in the last couple of months reads this, I am talking about you! :>

John Griggs

Friday, October 9, 2009

Remembering Sam Kinison

Here is the Comedy Video of the Week - it is Sam Kinison's first appearance on the David Letterman show. Listen to his bit about marriage. After you hear his comedy, you'll understand exactly why I'm single.

John Griggs

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Competition is Fierce for Crappy Jobs

A few short years ago, it was fairly easy to get a job. If you wanted to find employment quickly, a good thing to do was to do this was to go to an employment agency. The pay usually wasn't that great, but they would usually find you a job in a week or two. You could count on a regular paycheck until you found a regular job at a decent company.

Now the situation has changed. Because jobs are not plentiful, it is very competitive to find a job, even with a staffing agency. If you are "lucky" enough to get hired, the people you work for will constantly be measuring your productivity. If you don't meet their standards, they will fire you without notice. They only keep people who don't question authority and work very quickly at their sweatshops.

I think it is ridiculous what these places demand of their employees. A lot of them pay only slighty more than minimum wage, yet they want maximum performance.

It's a good thing temp agencies aren't running our government. If they did, they would start eliminating people that weren't world class athletes, and people who don't have an IQ above 140. They would kill off anybody that wasn't the "cream of the crop" in their eyes. Can you now see how horrible it is for employment agencies and companies to run things the way they do?

Then again, if things were to run this way, those of us left would find it much easier to find a job.

John Griggs

Saturday, October 3, 2009

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Comedy Show - Saturday October 3rd in Glendale Arizona

There's an awesome comedy show coming up. It is located at the Sangria Luxe Lounge in Glendale Arizona. I am performing along with some of the best stand up comedians from Phoenix and LA. Here is the information:


My show will be on Saturday October 3rd at 8PM. Here is the address:

Sangria Luxe Lounge
19420 N 59th Ave Suite G
Glendale, Arizona 85308
(Located in the Citadelle Plaza)

Tickets are $12.00 at the door, or $10.00 if purchased in advance. You can purchase tickets online here:

The show will be hosted by Howard Hughes. Here is a sample of his stand up comedy. His jokes are hilarious! Here he is in this week's Comedy Video of the Week!

When you go to the show, make sure to tell them you found this show through my website!!!

See you there!

John Griggs