Charlie Hatton About This
About Me
Email Me

Charlie Hatton
Brookline, MA

All Quotes


Howdy, friendly reading person!
I'm on a bit of a hiatus right now, but only to work on other projects -- one incredibly exciting example being the newly-released kids' science book series Things That Make You Go Yuck!
If you're a science and/or silliness fan, give it a gander! See you soon!


July 28, 2004: What? The Studio Again? Woo hoo!

Ah, what a birthday will do for you, eh?

I think of this as my ‘birthday show’, seeing as how it happened on the day right after my birthday. And since

I didn’t do a show on my birthday — or even say anything remotely funny, as far as I remember — this is

close enough. It’ll have to do, anyway, at least until next year, when I can schedule a gig on the big day itself.

I’ve really got to start planning these things in advance. I’m kind of a douchebag that way. Moving on.

The other notable thing about this set (from my perspective, at least) is that I finally trotted out some new

jokes, after six weeks away from comedy and the standup equivalent of a clip show a few nights before. Most of the new bits came together in the day or so before the set — and they’re a bit choppy in spots, honestly — but it was nice to be doing new material again. I was starting to have that ‘not so fresh feeling’, if you know what I mean. Icky poo.

Of course, I did manage to go and ruin the most well-received bit by getting cute at the end.

(And by forgetting part of the material, though that wasn’t as big a problem, apparently. I’m finding that

audiences are far more forgiving of the good jokes you don’t tell than of the crappy jokes that you

do. As with most of my life, pulling material together is an exercise in crap reduction. Some nights you get

rid of the crap; some nights the crap gets rid of you. That’s just the way the shitcake crumbles, I guess.)

All in all, though, this set was a lot of fun, and encouraging, too. There’s work to be done, but the bits

that I stole from my grammar lesson post seemed to go over pretty well. See, now, I knew this blogging thing would come in handy some day. That’s synergy, baby!

Download Clip of 07/28/04 Set —

The Comedy Studio, Cambridge, MA (5 minutes, 32 seconds):

Charlie in comedy mode

(Click photo to enlarge)

>MPEG Format — 28MB

RealMedia Format — 9MB

Windows Media Format — 4MB

Permalink  |  No Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

HomeAboutArchiveBestShopEmail © 2003-15 Charlie Hatton All Rights Reserved
Me on Film 'n' Stage:
  Drinkstorm Studios

Me on Science (silly):
  Secondhand SCIENCE

Me on Science (real):
  Meta Science News

Me on ZuG (RIP):
  Zolton's FB Pranks
  Zolton Does Amazon

Favorite Posts:
30 Facts: Alton Brown
A Commute Dreary
A Hallmark Moment
Blue's Clues Explained
Eight Your 5-Hole?
El Classo de Espanol
Good News for Goofballs
Grammar, Charlie-Style
Grammar, Revisitated
How I Feel About Hippos
How I Feel About Pinatas
How I Feel About Pirates
Life Is Like...
Life Is Also Like...
Smartass 101
Twelve Simple Rules
Unreal Reality Shows
V-Day for Dummies
Wheel of Misfortune
Zolton, Interview Demon

Me, Elsewhere

Standup Comedy Clips

Selected Clips:
  09/10/05: Com. Studio
  04/30/05: Goodfellaz
  04/09/05: Com. Studio
  01/28/05: Com. Studio
  12/11/04: Emerald Isle
  09/06/04: Connection

Boston Comedy Clubs

 My 100 Things Posts

Selected Things:
  #6: My Stitches
  #7: My Name
  #11: My Spelling Bee
  #35: My Spring Break
  #36: My Skydives
  #53: My Memory
  #55: My Quote
  #78: My Pencil
  #91: My Family
  #100: My Poor Knee

More Features:

List of Lists
33 Faces of Me
Punchline Fever
Simpsons Quotes
Quantum Terminology

...Bleeding Obvious
By Ken Levine
Defective Yeti
Divorced Dad of Two
Gallivanting Monkey
Junk Drawer
Life... Weirder
Little. Red. Boat.
Mighty Geek
Scott's Tip of the Day
Something Authorly
Unlikely Explanations

Full Archive

Category Archives:

(Stupid) Computers
A Doofus Is Me
Articles 'n' Zines
Audience Participation
Awkward Conversations
Bits About Blogging
Bitter Old Man Rants
Blasts from My Past
Cars 'n' Drivers
Dog Drivel
Foodstuff Fluff
Fun with Words!
Grooming Gaffes
Just Life
Loopy Lists
Making Fun of Jerks
Marketing Weenies
Married and a Moron
Miscellaneous Nonsense
Potty Talk / Yes, I'm a Pig
Sleep, and Lack Thereof
Tales from the Stage
Tasty Beverages
The Happy Homeowner
TV & Movies & Games, O My!
Vacations 'n' Holidays
Weird for the Sake of Weird
Whither the Weather
Wicked Pissah Bahstan
Wide World o' Sports
Work, Work, Work

Alas Smith and Jones
Berkeley Breathed
Bill Hicks
Dave Barry
Dexter's Laboratory
Douglas Adams
Evening at the Improv
Fawlty Towers
George Alec Effinger
Jake Johannsen
Married... With Children
Monty Python
Nick Bakay
Peter King
Ren and Stimpy
Rob Neyer
Sluggy Freelance
The Simpsons
The State

Plugs, Shameless
100 Best Humor Blogs | Healthy Moms Magazine



Feeds and More
Subscribe via FeedBurner


RSS 2.0
Site Hosting:
Solid Solutions

Powered by:

Title Banner Photo:
Shirley Harshenin

Creative Commons License
  This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons License

Performancing Metrics

Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape

Valid XHTML 1.0

Valid CSS!

© 2003-15 Charlie Hatton
All Rights Reserved