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Welcome to the Open Mike Blog where author and aspiring stand-up comedian Mike Carlon shares reflections on life, liberty, and the pursuit of comedy. Sometimes the joke is on him.

Nick Breen

Nick Breen is a Connecticut Based comic who, on the surface, appears to be a passenger on the crazy train, but once you get to know him you realize he’s in complete control of the ride. He’s one of the most ambitious comics on the Connecticut circuit and perhaps one...

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The Physics of Attraction

The other night we returned back to the restaurant where the term steak tits was coined; I was secretly hoping lightening would strike twice and wasn’t disappointed. Brax Landing is known for its waterside dining, fishy goodness, and, this year anyway, the inspiration...

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The Night my Daughter Ordered Steak Tits

Misunderstood song lyrics are always fun. Take for example Bad Moon Rising. I used to think, “There’s a bad moon on the rise,” was actually, “There’s a bathroom on the right.” You know what’s funnier? When you are at dinner with your family and your daughter orders...

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