Apr 102014

Voodoo Comedy Playhouse - Denver KaraokeIt’s perfectly natural to feel nervous when you get up in front of an unknown crowd to sing your heart out. However, there are things you can do before you head to the local Denver karaoke hangout so you are ready for the action. With these tips, you can step up to the mic with confidence.

Practice Ahead of Time

Practice with your favorite songs at home. Record yourself and perform in front of the mirror. Make sure you use different songs so you have a long list from which to choose. When you feel more comfortable with the songs you perform, you will feel less nervous and go with the flow. 

Use Your Natural Strengths

Everyone has natural strengths that can be useful when participating in karaoke. If your friends would categorize you as a clown, ham it up when you step in front of the mic. Or perhaps you are more sensual. Choose a slow song and really let your natural sex appeal shine through. Don’t try to be something you aren’t because it will make your entire performance awkward.

Get Lost in It

If you don’t at least act comfortable on the stage, chances are people will notice. This can create an even more uncomfortable atmosphere. The best thing you can do is forget anyone else is even there. Focus in on a friend or a certain point at the bar and just let it go! The more into the song you get, the easier it will be to belt out your favorite tunes. No one will notice if you make a mistake so don’t worry. Just sing!

Many people are anxious about singing in front of other people, especially if they think they are no good at it. However, that’s what karaoke is all about! Practicing a few songs ahead of time can help you feel more comfortable. Most importantly, be yourself and have fun. After all, that’s what everyone else is doing!

If you are looking for a great time on a Tuesday, Friday or Saturday, contact us about our Denver karaoke nights. You will have the time of your life!

Science and Standup Comedy Collide

 Posted by at 1:54 pm
Apr 032014

Tim Lee - Standup ComedyStandup comedians use many of the same principals scientists use to form their craft, in that comedy routines are based on observations and trial and error.  The ideas are tested over and over again and sometimes discoveries are made.

Perhaps that is why so many comedians over the years have been intrigued with scientists.  Here are a few kindred spirits, sharing science and a few laughs:

George Carlin (1937 – 2008) talks about his fascination with science, including the cycling of the universe and how scientists estimate how long the earth has existed.  He says,

 People say, well, you’re supposed to live in the now. I live in the now. I live in the always.

Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington are on the Science Channel, questioning everything, especially when doctors ask them to drop their pants.

Neil deGrasse Tyson will blow your mind with Stephen Colbert on Colbert Nation.  deGrasse, an astrophysicist, says about science,

 …it’s true whether or not you believe in it. That’s why it works.

Bill Maher and Bill Nye the Science Guy talk about creationism, how some ideas are counterintuitive and how climate is different from weather,

…if we raise a generation of students who is scientifically illiterate, we’re not going to have the next iPhone….

You may not recognize him at first, but Tim Lee stars in this video as Charles Darwin.  In it, he schools Kirk Cameron on evolution in a crafty rap,

 Where’s the croc-a-duck or the duck-a-dile? I’ve destroyed your theory with the perfect smile.

Fun fact:  Tim Lee’s middle name is Xtreme.  His dad wanted him to be a stunt man, but he opted for a life in science and then standup comedy instead. Read more about Tim Lee and his unique brand of scientific comedy at his website.

Another fun fact, Tim Lee will be at Voodoo Comedy in Denver on April 4, 5 & 6.  Contact us to purchase tickets online and to find out about other goings on.

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