It all began with a group of misfit comedians and low-budget television producers in Minnesota in the 1980s.
Joel Hodgson, a nationally-recognized prop comic and magician who had the audacity to turn down NBC’s offer for a role in a sitcom not once, but twice, had all but abandoned his career in stand-up after Los Angeles and Hollywood left him with a bitter taste in his mouth. He returned to Minnesota, where he taught classes in comedy and occasionally performed at clubs with some of his students and comedian friends, Josh Weinstein and Trace Beaulieu.
Spent the day fiddling around with the site design and considering my options for making this a paid wordpress site (I’d get my own URL, have more customization options, etc.) So now you can more easily navigate through my posts based on their category on the side-bar there with the drop-down menu.
That is just the start. Since I like to write about more things than just writing, I am working on setting up the site to allow me to write articles about everything from the news to technology to game reviews.
Well, I haven’t been updating much here, or on my Facebook page, but I have been working. Over the next few days I plan on putting the first ~12k of words here on the blog as a way to show what I’ve been doing.
So, without further ado, here is the revised, and somewhat edited, Chapter One: