Tuesday, December 13, 2011

You Asked For It!

Because the Last Laff Mysteries feature a stand-up comic, I thought it would be fun (crazy?) to include some actual stand-up comedy in my book event presentations. When I blogged about it earlier in the year, some of you Inkers wished you could have seen it. Now, thanks to this great website I’ve just recently discovered, YouTube, you can!

(Yes, this is definitely a case of be careful what you wish for. And remember, I’m a writer, not a stand-up comic.)

This is from the book launch party for KILLER ROUTINE at Barnes & Noble last May. The actual “stand-up” part starts about halfway through Part 2. (I had to divide the entire thing into four parts.)

For my book events to promote the about-to-be-released DEADLY CAMPAIGN, I'll need some new material, so if you have any good knock-knock jokes, please let me know!

BTW, I’m the guy with the clipboard.

Part 1

 

Part 2

 

Part 3

 

Part 4

 

(Thanks to my sister-in-law for the video!)

 

Alan

12 comments:

Vicki Doudera said...

Funny, gutsy, and I love your dapper appearance!

Linda Hull said...

I love it!!

Lois Winston said...

Alan, that was probably the most entertaining bookstore appearance I've ever witnessed! And you're definitely funnier than some of the comedians I've caught on Comedy Central.

Darrell James said...

Alan- I think being a stand-up comedian takes more guts than any job I can think of. You're my hero.

Shannon Baker said...

Can you introduce me to James Patterson?

(and now I must read your book!)

Robin Allen said...

Love your killer routine, Alan. You're a natural with public speaking and telling truths with humor.

Alan Orloff said...

Thanks, everyone. Luckily, none of the attendees had the foresight to bring any rotten fruit with them! In fact, I've done that routine about six times and didn't get pelted once! (Groaned at, sure, but not attacked.)

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G.M. Malliet said...

Wild and crazy guy. Always thought so. If I don't see you again before 2012, have a great holiday.

Keith Raffel said...

Alan Orloff -- The Rodney Dangerfield of crime writers. Bravo.

Dru said...

That was fun!

Jess Lourey said...

You are an amazing man, Alan. Bring that show to Minnesota!