My best advice is from podcasts

So it's been about a year that I've been doing stand up. I'm an open mic-er. I go to the open mic regularly because that's what you're supposed to do if you want to be a stand up comic. I feel like I'm getting the rhythm and more importantly the comfort of being on stage. I have a strong sense that this is something I can do. I also love listening to podcasts by comedians. Some of my favorite comedy podcasts are WTF with Marc Maron, Bill Burr's Monday Mornig Podcast, Fitzdog radio, the Joe Rogan experience, Comedy and Everything Else and Dave Hill's podcasting Incident. I can't get enough of these podcasts. With today's technology I have what feels like personal accsess to today's top comics.

I listen for inspiration, valuable inside information and advice. When ever you are learning a new field it's invaluable to spend time with the pros who just talk shop. I really respect everyone involved in all of the previously mentioned shows. I'm the type of person who gets a lot of unsolicited advice. I get it, my life just looks like I need direction. The worst kind of advice to get is from someone you don't respect.

I recently asked Bill Birr for his advice which he answered on his 2-21-11 MM Podcast. I love that guy and I respect the he'll out of him.