Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Potty Mouth


There was a GREAT article written about me in The Pitch this week. Check this out!

Potty Mouth
-Alan Scherstuhl

Any comic will tell you : Being funny isn't enough.

That is, if you can find a comic. What you'll likely wind up with are office cutups and IT folks who dream of the brick-wall-and-a-microphone spotlight.

"You have to make things happen," says Brad Meehan, a youngish Lee's Summit native who, after winning a competition sponsored by comedy radio station KDTD 1340, not only can bullet-point comic on his resume, but also add "Kansas City's Funniest Person." Meehan continues, "I used to be the guy that would wait for good things to happen. Now I know that she ain't going to dance until you ask."

Because months can pass between performance slots at the big clubs, Meehan gets the funny out any way he can. His show tonight (with Will C, Chris Johnson and Mike Baldwin) at the 3rd Street Pub is self-booked and self-promoted. He tests new jokes on his blog, http://www.shakyvoice.com/. (A sample: "Last night we got drunk and went clubbing. Everyone had a great time. Except, of course, the baby seals.")

He has published a bathroom reader of some of his favorite bits, attracting the praise of stand-up queen Wendy Liebman. And he's that guy who calls 610 Sports as Christopher Walken. Radio, publishing and he even owns a PA system - it's a multimedia empire. Looks like Kansas City has been asked to dance.

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