If you’ve already had the immense pleasure of listening to the “Joy” episode of the show, then you know that before Mike Lawrence became a joke-slinger, he was balls deep in the world of spoken word poetry.
Yes, the rumors are true. And we here at RISK! are pleased to offer you an exclusive treat you can get nowhere else: a window into the soul of the poet himself. Yes, that’s right Jim. Get ready to get joyful.
Here today we present to you a gem of Mike Lawrence’s self-proclaimed “bad poetry,” rife with moist paragraphs, leftover Chinese, and magnetic hips. Prepare your tear ducts, spontaneous weeping may occur. Read the rest of this entry »
9.5 out of 10 women recommend that you listen to our latest episode, “Joy.” Rev up your computer and feast your ears. It’s bound to make you joyful in your special parts. We don’t pretend to understand the science behind it, but we do know that the episode features perpetually awkward/awesome comedian Adam Wade detailing his hilarious exploits on the happening singles scene in the sprawling metropolis of Hoboken, New Jersey.
If you’ve already listened, but you’re still jonesing for more Wade, relax your pants, we’ve got it taken care of. We were lucky enough to sit down with the man himself for a little Q & A. So without further ado, here’s the good stuff:
What’s the hardest part about meeting women in NYC?
Trying to find someone that’s a match/good fit. We’re all in this HUGE pool and there are so many possibilities and combinations. But at times it seems like it’s such a SMALL pool. It’s tough not to feel lonely and frustrated. I just hope to eventually meet that right one, that will love and appreciate me for who I am, and of course someone that I’ll feel the same way about. I’ve always been an optimist, I still have faith. A lot of my friends dream of dating models who don’t fart. I just want to date a cool girl. And yes, she can fart. Please, WE ALL FART!
The woman at the end of your story, did you ever wonder if you’d see her again?
Oh yes, and I really hoped I would.
What elements of storytelling do you consciously try to include in your stories (when preparing)?
Just the very basic beginning, middle and ending. It’s not as easy as it it sounds. But I try to look at from me, telling the story first, and then me as an audience member who is listening to that story. It’s gotta make sense from both angles.
You are such a prolific storyteller – how do you find so many great stories to tell? Any tips you’d share?
I appreciate you saying that. I try to just take personal life experiences that make me “feel” and go from there, (some are very BIG but others are just singular images that made me feel great or made me cry and) then I try to figure out why I was moved by them and sort of start building from there.