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I am SO looking forward to using Bob's "I Don't Do Blue Material" routine in April when IO do a charity show for families. I think it will go over big.

I personally think this is one of the most underOrated and under0utilized routines available.
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Life is filled with laughter and humor with absolutely no need for off color material.
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Today people do notice you when you don't do off color material. Recently a lady caught me in the parking lot and thanked me for what was not in my show! It does get noticed. You are an example to people you think don't know you. Life is an investment in yourself and others.
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On 2012-09-06 09:30, Dougini wrote:
LOL! Unfortunately Bob, "Class" does not pay the rent or buy food. I ended up in a homeless shelter for almost a year. I had to face the truth. At 56, up here in Maine, forget work in radio! Yet this morning I hear Viagra jokes and innuendo...

Look how popular Howard Stern is! Would I change my mind and make crude commentary NOW? For Stern's paycheck??? Yes, my friends...IN A HEARTBEAT! Doing "blue" material ain't good for a Christian crowd...the rest of 'em? They seem to LOVE it! Look at Comedy Central! Goin' broke for my "morals" was an EPIC fail!

Doug

Am I reading this response correctly? Selling out your morals and values to make a buck is the right thing to do? Just want to clarify your response here.
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On 2013-07-31 16:42, Dale Bosarge wrote:
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On 2012-09-06 09:30, Dougini wrote:
LOL! Unfortunately Bob, "Class" does not pay the rent or buy food. I ended up in a homeless shelter for almost a year. I had to face the truth. At 56, up here in Maine, forget work in radio! Yet this morning I hear Viagra jokes and innuendo...

Look how popular Howard Stern is! Would I change my mind and make crude commentary NOW? For Stern's paycheck??? Yes, my friends...IN A HEARTBEAT! Doing "blue" material ain't good for a Christian crowd...the rest of 'em? They seem to LOVE it! Look at Comedy Central! Goin' broke for my "morals" was an EPIC fail!

Doug

Am I reading this response correctly? Selling out your morals and values to make a buck is the right thing to do? Just want to clarify your response here.

I read it more as his beliefs changed. He came to the conclusion that there was a time and place for "blue" material and that in certain venues the audience doesn't just expect material of this nature, they have paid good money to see it.

It all boils down to Know your Audience. I have a gig this weekend that has expressly requested racy and inappropriate material. The person who booked me will be disappointed if they don't get at least one person complaining about being offended by one of the acts. So everyone is in competition to see who can be the most over the top offensive. After this gig I have to go out and do several family friendly shows where no blue material will be present. Different audience, different material.

I don't see this as selling out ones morals as I'm not morally opposed to blue material
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Oh yeah I can see it that way. I don't do various types of venues as I tend to stick to my market.

I see that Hitchens post in your signature. Cheeky maybe we should do a magical debate. I'll be the magical William Lane Craig, you can be the witty and cantankerous Hitchens the prestidigitator.
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On 2013-07-31 18:33, Dale Bosarge wrote:

Oh yeah I can see it that way. I don't do various types of venues as I tend to stick to my market.

I do a wide variety of markets and enjoy the challenges that different venues and audiences can provide. Roald Dahl and Shel Silverstien both wrote material for children and very adult audiences. So I see no reason to simply limit my artistic endeavours for one type of audience.
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I guess what I mean is that my market is big enough that I don't really want or have to change it. Not saying this is bad or good, but merely a convenience for me. Check out my new promo video and you'll get a feel for what I mean. It's only 2.5 minutes so not a long commitment ha ha.
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Nice video. Looks like you put on a great show.

Here's a small sampling of the variety of stuff I do.

Don't worry, no blue material in any of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx85OGLjxWY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbWzDFPZbYI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VCUQ3wOBog

http://vimeo.com/17200188

These are all much longer then 2.5 minutes each. So you'll need a tad bit of commitment to watch them Smile
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I can make the commitment ha ha. You gonna be at Magic Live again? I'm looking forward to checking them out!
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I can neither confirm or deny that I will be at MAGIC Live. But look me up when you get there.
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Is it that, or is it in fact like Schrödinger's cat? You will be there and simultaneously you won't be there...? Only way to find out is open the box eh? I will and won't see you then.
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As for us University of Michigan graduates/loyal supporters of the Michigan Football and Basketball programs: M Go Blue! (and that's as blue as I get). FCMers get blue after producing a blue silk, then commenting on how we "all blue it." I am looking forward to seeing tonight in Colon Norm Barnhart's "Normando" routine- that is one very funny act with zilch "blue" material in it- so it can be done. The clean comic Jim Gaffigan also comes to mind, he has a best selling book "Dad is Fat" at the current time.
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On 2013-08-02 13:47, MagicBus wrote:
As for us University of Michigan graduates/loyal supporters of the Michigan Football and Basketball programs: M Go Blue! (and that's as blue as I get). FCMers get blue after producing a blue silk, then commenting on how we "all blue it." I am looking forward to seeing tonight in Colon Norm Barnhart's "Normando" routine- that is one very funny act with zilch "blue" material in it- so it can be done. The clean comic Jim Gaffigan also comes to mind, he has a best selling book "Dad is Fat" at the current time.

Lucky you. Say hello to Norm for me. Love his stuff. Sounds like it will be a great show. wish I could be there to see it as well. But I'll be in a Renaissance tavern telling the patrons my period version of "The Aristocrats"
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Norm's "Normando" is full of inside gags- stuff really designed for an audience full of magicians. My favorite is Normando tears off a piece of a card, the rest of the card vanishes!; Normando peels open a fresh lemon- inside is a rolled up dollar bill-and a corner section of that dollar is missing! Normando then attempts to show the corner playing card piece matches the missing dollar bill corner (which is ridiculous). What a hoot, just absolutely love it.
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I'm not opposed to 'blue' material but I've seen performers who use it as a substitute for talent. I think it's possible to be extremely entertaining without resorting to 'blue' material. One of the best comedy shows I ever saw was Rita Rudner and although I'm not sure that kids would have understood all of her jokes, I really don't remember any that relied on anything inappropriate.


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Why oh why can I imagine a steam punk Paybe actually doing that? All the while slipping in an Aristocrats reference in a "blue material" thread. On that note though I get a lot of laughs throughout my show and every single word is 100% clean. That's just my style, but I'm able to do it because of my lack of better wording quick wit. I've just never felt a need to do so.
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