Not The Norm
Writers are often told, “Write what you know.” Comedians seem to have an innate understanding of this rule, as well. Humor is all around us, in the mundane, day-to-day experiences, in the funny ways people related to one another, in our reactions to odd circumstances. And some gifted individuals, like Norm Stulz, have the uncanny ability to relate those stories to anyone around them with a comical twist that will catch you off-guard every time. Norm has been married for over 40 years, with three children and four grandchildren, and they are clearly his world. And people, especially the ones we’re related to, are very, very funny. This week at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, Norm will be recounting some of his best moments with his wife and family, and you won’t want to miss it.
Having been seen on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and comedy specials on NBC and ABC networks, Norm has made a name for himself in the world of comedy over the years. His career began in elementary school, however, when his stand-up routine for the talent show quickly became an annual staple. By middle school, he was writing speeches and performing skits for friends running for student council, and by high school his craft was so fine-tuned that even his band director would look the other way at some of his antics, claiming they were too funny to interrupt.
Currently, Norm’s story-telling approach to comedy can be heard on nationally-syndicated radio shows like The Bob and Tom Show, Johnny Burke and the Morning Crew, and XM Comedy radio. You get to experience him live at McCurdy’s this week, every evening at 7pm from Oct 9-13.
On Wednesday evening, be sure to stick around in our Green Room Lounge after the show for our Open Mic Night. Beginning at 9pm, this show features 10 amateur comedians performing 5 minute sets. Some professionals even stop by on occasion to work on new material. This is a great chance to see raw talent in its early stages! There’s no cover or minimum purchase, but audience members must be 18 with a valid picture ID.
If you stop by on Thursday evening, you’ll enjoy a bonus treat when Les McCurdy joins the comedians on-stage for our Off The Clock interview. This 15-20 minute interview with the comedians is a great way for audience members to get to know them more personally. There’s also a Q & A portion with the audience, so bring your questions about who they are, where they come from and how they got started in comedy!
To learn even more about our past and present entertainers, be sure to check out our podcast, The Conversation. These backstage interviews with our favorite comedians is an awesome, candid glimpse into what they’re really like, what gets them excited about performing stand-up comedy, and where they’re hoping to go next. Our newest one features last week’s performers: Ron Feingold, Marc Takemiya, Matt Carter and Mike Stevens bantering with Les McCurdy about everything in the business from selling merch to controlling a crowd.
There’s so much going on at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre these days, you’ll want to stay in touch to be sure you don’t miss a thing!