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Are stand up comedians born or are they made? The answer to this historic nature versus nurture issue was put to the test when Garrison Leykam took the stage for his "Comic On A Half Shell" debut performance after taking Stephen Rosenfield's Stand Up Workshop and debuting at New York City’s famed Gotham Comedy Club. After appearing as a guest on Leykam's Conversation Crossroad radio show, Rosenfield (dubbed "the best known comedy teacher in the country" by The New York Times and founder of the American Comedy Institute) challenged him to take his course which includes an appearance at The Gotham Comedy Club. 'The Gotham' has been host to such comedy legends as Robert Klein, Jerry Seinfeld, Lewis Black, Jackie Mason and many others. "Becoming a stand up comic is something I've never done. It's totally out of my comfort zone," remarks Leykam, "but I'm never one to shy away from a challenge." And, Rosenfield has a track record of success teaching even beginners how to write solid, original material and to be well-rehearsed to perform in front of a "live" audience. The documentary “Comic On A Half Shell” follows Garrison as he experiences what it’s really like to bare it all in front of a “live” audience and work for laughs. View the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej_0nfdWnlI

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Comic On A Half Shell indie documentary feature article in the Hartford Courant

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Thanks to Hillary Federico for the wonderful feature article in the June 29th, 2012 Hartford Courant on "Comic On A Half Shell."   http://articles.courant.com/2012-06-29/community/hc-farmington-comic-on-a-half-shell-20120629_1_joke-comedy-hard-work ...

Comic On A Half Shell starts hitting Connecticut television

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Comic On A Half Shell chronicles Conversation Crossroad host Garrison Leykam’s experiences learning to become a stand up comedian and debuting at New York City’s Gotham Comedy Club. Comic On A Half Shell will be airing in Connecticut on: Nutmeg TV for residents in Avon, Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Farmington, New Britain and Plainville on July 11th at 7pm. You can watch on Comcast Channels 5, 95 & 96 and AT&T Channel 99 as well as on the Internet “Live...

The Conversation Crossroad radio program is always looking for interesting guests

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Conversation Crossroad is the definitive Internet-based radio program for listeners who want the very best in information, entertainment and intriguing ideas. I am always looking for guests. Here is a sample of who I've recently had on the show:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW9sI-dpRa4   I welcome indie artists, authors, economists, scientists, TV personalities and people making a difference in the world community. The website is: www.ConversationCrossroad.com   ...

Bill Ferguson tells listeners how to Get Your Power Back on Conversation Crossroad Wednesday, June 13th, 7pm EST

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Bill Ferguson (aka “The Love Counselor”), whose work has been called “the penicillin of psychology” and who has been featured on Oprah and recommended by The Wall Street Journal tells listeners how to Get Your Power Back on the Conversation Crossroad radio program. Listen to the Conversation Crossroad interview with Bill Ferguson Visit the Conversation Crossroad webpage on Bill Ferguson: http://conversationcrossroad.com/?p=4914   ...

How To Be A Stand Up Comedian

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It's amazing...the more I share my experiences about becoming a stand up comedian the more people I run into who tell me, "That is so cool. I've always wanted to become a comic. How did you do it?" and they'll begin sharing with me how long they've had this dream. The first thing I tell them is, "Do it. It's one of the greatest things I've ever done for myself and you will be glad you did, too." After appearing as a guest on myConversation Crossroad radio show, S...

Author Barbara Freedman Doyle discusses “Make Your Movie” on Conversation Crossroad Wednesday, May 30th, 7pm EST

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For anyone interested in the business of breaking into the film industry today, here is your new bible. From the movie industry veteran, Barbara Freedman Doyle, comes the new book, “Make Your Movie: What You Need to Know About the Business and Politics of Filmmaking.” Understanding how a movie makes money and who actually makes it happen has never been easier with this new easily accessible, beautifully crafted book. “Make Your Movie” is a straightforward and comprehensive must-rea...

Rock n roll Beehive Queen Christine Ohlman on Conversation Crossroad Monday 7pm EST

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Rock n' soul will rule the night as Christine Ohlman, the flashy, gritty platinum-blonde "Beehive Queen," who is the longtime vocalist with NBC's Saturday Night Live Band, brings her unique voice to Conversation Crossroad Radio for an 7 pm in-depth interview that will spotlight songs from her six CDs, including The Deep End, a passionate collection that garnered five end-of-year 2010 national Top Ten mentions (Rolling Stone editor emeritus Dave Marsh said,"There are so man...

The Wage Slave's Glossary co-author Mark Kingwell on Conversation Crossroad

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Mark Kingwell, co-author with Joshua Glenn of The Wage Slave's Glossary, the book The New York Times called "a witty guide" for "energized Marxists and depressed Dilberts alike" visits the Conversation Crossroad radio program. Listen to the podcast:  http://conversationcrossroad.com/?p=4713     ...

The Wage Slave’s Glossary author Mark Kingwell on Conversation Crossroad, Tuesday, May 22nd, 7pm EST

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Mark Kingwell, co-author with Joshua Glenn of The Wage Slave’s Glossary, the book that The New York Times called “a witty guide” for “energized Marxists and depressed Dilberts alike” visits the Conversation Crossroad radio program.  http://conversationcrossroad.com/?p=4713         ...

Years Becoming author Blanka Stratford on Conversation Crossroad

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Garrison Leykam, host and producer of the Conversation Crossroad radio program and producer of the Comic On A Half Shell documentary will be interviewing U.S. Army veteran journalist Blanka Stratford about her new book, Years Becoming: The Novelized Memoir of a Veteran Harlot Thursday, May 17th at 7pm EST. http://tiny.cc/g1hfew       ...

Screenwriter Guy Gallo 7pm EST tonight on Conversation Crossroad

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Listen to the Conversation Crossroad radio program interview with screenwriter and Screenwriter's Compass author Guy Gallo tonight at 7pm EST. Listen to the interview here: http://conversationcrossroad.com/?p=4652 ...

Garrison Leykam will be a Guest on the Mary Jones radio program May 23rd at 12:30pm

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Garrison will be a guest on the Mary Jones radio program on The Talk of Connecticut WDRC-AM to talk about Comic On A Half Shell. Tune in at 12:30pm Wednesday, May 23rd. http://www.talkofconnecticut.com/programs/ ...

Comic On A Half Shell at "What's Your Connecticut Story?"

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Everyone at Comic On A Half Shell would greatly appreicate your vote at "What's Your Connecticut Story?" Should we be fortunate enough to nab first place we will give the award to a needy family who can benefit from it. http://myconnecticutstory.com/gallery/newest/0/16378/P0/ Thank you!  ...

Comic On A Half Shell at "What's Your Connecticut Story?"

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Everyone at Comic On A Half Shell would greatly appreicate your vote at "What's Your Connecticut Story?" Should we be fortunate enough to nab first place we will give the award to a needy family who can benefit from it. http://myconnecticutstory.com/gallery/newest/0/16378/P0/ Thank you!  ...

Radio talk show host Garrison Leykam learns what it takes to be a stand up comedian

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Comic On A Half Shell Trailer Released “Are stand up comedians born or are they made?” The answer to this nature versus nurture issue was put to the test when radio talk show host Garrison Leykam took the stage for his "Comic On A Half Shell" debut performance at The Gotham Comedy Club.   After appearing as a guest on Leykam's Conversation Crossroad radio show, Stephen Rosenfield (dubbed "the best known comedy teacher in the country" by The New York Ti...

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