As the fans and readers of this page know, my wife and I have a 16-month old son named Ivan. As they also know, my main role in life is being the foil to Ivan’s charismatic antics and the source of his material. For more on that, you can see his weekly newsletter for parents (like me) who need remedial assistance: NEWS FROM THE CRIB
But, when I’m not being the Abbott to Ivan’s Costello, I’m also a comedian in my own right. And, not just a comedian, a Comedian at Law – a member of an elite group of 4 lawyers who turned away from salary, benefits, respect of family and friends and leapt headlong into the world of comedy.
I know it’s sounds hard to believe, but it’s true. In addition to my own individual comedy work, I am, in actuality, a comedian who transitioned to my comedy career from my legal career and co-founded a group called Comedians at Law (www.comediansatlaw.com) which consists of 3 other lawyers-turned-comic and me.
We – the Comedians at Law – travel the country performing for packed houses of lawyers who need to relieve the stress of legal work and for their spouses and significant others who need to relieve the stress caused by being in a relationship with a lawyer.
In addition to our live performances, we also have a weekly podcast – which we call “PODCAST” (#CALPod on Twitter). It’s been growing in popularity since we launched it, and we’re very proud of it because it combines incisive analysis of the biggest legal stories of the day but leavened with a huge dollop of humor and laughs. We also have a great guest interview each week. Frankly, the PODCAST is just about the funniest and most entertaining thing you’ll ever hear (at least, according to my mother).
Truth is, the PODCAST is pretty funny and fun, and most importantly it’s available FOR FREE! So, we hope you’ll check it out.
It’s available on iTunes, where you can also spread some holiday cheer by rating the podcast (5-Stars would be extra holiday cheer!) and writing a nice review. So visit us on iTunes right now at: COMEDIANS AT LAW ON ITUNES
You can also find the podcast on Podomatic, where we’re poised to crack the top 10 of all comedy podcasts. You can help us climb the charts by becoming a follower. All it takes is to go to Podomatic, register, and follow: COMEDIANS AT LAW ON PODOMATIC.
Ivan doing his vocal exercises to warm up for his guest appearance on Comedians at Law podcast.