Ricky Glore has been performing stand-up comedy since he was 19. During that time, he has honed his comedy skills by releasing two great comedy albums, “Spitting Image” and ‘World’s Greatest Dad (Participant)” as a well as a great Drybar Special. Ricky is also a playwright and actor and will be releasing his horror movie “All Your Friends Are Dead” through SRS Cinema later this year.
Ricky & I talked about:
- Horror movies
- Developing a stage persona
- Crowd work
- Marketing yourself
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[00:01:24] Scott Curtis: Hello, how are you? I was just good.
[00:01:27] Ricky Glore: I was just sharing the link on all my, um, my social media, so if there's anybody that is hopping around and sees this, maybe they can hop on, uh, the little
[00:01:37] Scott Curtis: live stream here. Yeah, yeah. That's nice. I, uh, I, I discovered you through the Dry bar, um, which is a few years old now.
[00:01:49] Scott Curtis: Um, and, and really enjoyed it. And it is just so funny how Dry Bar has just become this monolith of, uh, [00:02:00] comedy content and that they are, um, that this whole, you know, clean comedy thing has taken such a surge. And it's starting to, I think it's, I don't know if you've seen it, but it's starting to show up in the clubs now too.
[00:02:18] Scott Curtis: Uh, you know, the, the, there's a new focus on the more, more clean comedy.
[00:02:25] Ricky Glore: Yeah, there's, uh, it's, it's weird, but I just had this conversation with a couple friends of mine last night who are also creatives. But, um, the idea of if you ever hear anyone say, oh, you can't be funny anymore. You can't joke about that anymore, blah, blah, blah.
[00:02:40] Ricky Glore: There's no comedian worth his salt that is saying that, because even risque comedians, they're not saying that. Like, you don't hear a Dave Chappelle or a Bill Burr being like, oh, you can't be funny anymore. You can't say things anymore. They're just doing it. Yeah, people are offended, whatever. But where that's working in favor for the [00:03:00] kind of clean comics for clubs or, or venues or breweries, vineyards, wineries that have turned into like the modern day coffee houses.
[00:03:09] Ricky Glore: Um, happy to put up whatever kind of entertainment they will ask, well, can you work clean? Mm-hmm. , and if you can say, yeah, that at least gets you in the door of a conversation. to then they're like, you can be like, all right, how clean do you want? And then you say, if you, again, a comedian that has worked enough, you kind of have the parameters of knowing where you can fit in.
[00:03:32] Ricky Glore: You go, what do you want? Squeaky clean, PG clean? Do you want PG 13 clean? Do you want late night talk show clean? Right. Or do you want a little bit more risque late night talk show? Clean does somewhat are, and then the people that thought they wanted clean that didn't know that there was variations of that will then think about what their audience likes and they'll go, oh, you know what?
[00:03:57] Ricky Glore: They like clean, but they like it. A lid on [00:04:00] naughty. Like, then they're like, they're like, Hmm, do the Chris Farley thing. Yeah. But then, then a lot of places will be like either like, you know, if it's a church or something, or if it's a club that is like, we're really pushing this as 18 and up. Um, or all ages or whatever.
[00:04:16] Ricky Glore: Mm-hmm. . Then they'll say, squeaky clean. But otherwise, most places that think they want clean turns out they really want just late night talk show clean. Yeah. Which, that the, the width of what kind of material and things you can talk about on late night talk show TV now is, is a pretty wide spectrum.
[00:04:36] Ricky Glore: Right. And I've never felt the restraints of doing a show. And if you're asked, can you work clean? And you can say yes, you're gonna find yourself working
[00:04:48] Scott Curtis: way more. Right, right. And. I think sometimes the definition, you talk about these definitions are clean, but sometimes they just, they [00:05:00] just don't want you to be like social media sometimes , you know, they, because everybody says everything on social media and, and a lot of it is just, you know, trash and Yeah.
[00:05:14] Scott Curtis: And a lot of comedians, a lot of, especially newer comedians, they pick up on that and they think that's what they're supposed to say on stage. And
[00:05:23] Ricky Glore: it's, I mean, it's, it's this breadth of like negativity where, I mean, yeah, social media is a great way to connect everyone, but it also is, um, you either, your opinions have to be, I'm a hundred percent for it, which then a hundred percent invites negativity of being against it.
[00:05:38] Ricky Glore: There's no social gray area. I mean, and I guess that that is kind of what entertainment is. Mm-hmm. . Yeah, . Um, but you, you get. And this isn't a new thing. This has been since, even when I started doing standup in 2005 and hearing people talk about standups in the nineties or the eighties, [00:06:00] boom, is you'll have for me two types of comedians.
[00:06:05] Ricky Glore: Comedians who, their main goal is to get up on stage and entertain and usually can't put them in a box of like, well, they're a dry comedian, or they're a one-liner, or whatever. Those comedians usually can have a wide spectrum of kind of the entertainer. They are more of a odd Vivian old school kind of just entertainer.
[00:06:25] Ricky Glore: Their goal is to entertain whoever comes mm-hmm. , whoever the audience is, to not get upset with them. Um, not to berate them. They want to make the room laugh and by the end of the night, they want everyone to have a good time. That doesn't mean placate right, but there's that, there's thatin. . And then there's the comedian that goes up on stage and their primary goal is to show you how smart they are and how funny they are.
[00:06:49] Ricky Glore: And I think an audience can smell that a mile away. Yeah. And those tend to be the more cynical ones who end up berating an audience when they don't get a response they think they deserve. Right. Right. [00:07:00] Now with social media, that's where I, well, you were just saying the negative kind of comedian who is just, it's hard, it's hard to parse it because the hardest thing for a comedian is finding your voice.
[00:07:13] Ricky Glore: Mm-hmm. . And that only takes time and diligence of performing Your voice could be cynical, ranty, mc, Ranon. Yeah. And, but starting off that way, I don't know. It it, it seems to have a very short shelf life.
[00:07:31] Scott Curtis: Yeah. And you, I I, I've always said, you almost have to earn it and mm-hmm. and, and I got to talk to somebody who knew.
[00:07:41] Scott Curtis: Lewis Black in the early days, and he was pretty much in the early days like he is now. But it didn't work because he hadn't earned it yet. Uh, you know, he, he, he knew his voice and, and he knew what he wanted to do. But the thing is, is [00:08:00] the audience just, just didn't get him yet. Yeah. I mean, you
[00:08:04] Ricky Glore: there and he part of coming up with your voice and figuring out your character and then, you know, there were some standups like, well, that's not honest.
[00:08:13] Ricky Glore: You should be an honest self and blah, blah, blah. Um, he did it because he had a speech impediment. Mm-hmm. So he talked fast and he worked it into to ranting. Yeah. Because like Mel Tillis, a country singer has a terrible speech impediment. You would never know it by hearing him sing. Right. Yep. But that's, there's something lyrical to the way that you, you control your voice that overcomes that speech impediment.
[00:08:38] Ricky Glore: And then a lot of that has to do with confidence Again, this past weekend, and I know we're gonna do a bit talk about, um, bits we're working on mm-hmm. , but an audience can smell from a mile away the confidence in your voice when you're working a new bit. And just like, even if you think you're like, I'm selling it so well.
[00:08:58] Ricky Glore: you have to remember that it is [00:09:00] new, so don't kill your babies if it doesn't work the first time. Right. Yeah. know that the audience, for some even subconscious reason that they might not even know, they might not laugh at it that hard because they can tell the distinction between the stuff you're really smooth at doing mm-hmm.
[00:09:15] Ricky Glore: and you've made it feel seamless versus this thing that you're not a hundred percent confident with
[00:09:19] Scott Curtis: yet. Yeah. Do you have any kind of criteria when you do that new stuff? Because, and, and I've, I've done it long enough that I, I know it's not gonna land the way I want it the first time, and it's going to, if.
[00:09:34] Scott Curtis: Personally, I feel like if it steadily gets better to the point where I think it's good enough that I can roll with it, then I'll keep it in for a while. Mm-hmm. , but do you have any kind of criteria? Okay. You know, I, I did this bit, I put it in the middle of, uh, two great bits and it just died. Um, I'm gonna try it, try it again, and I get a little bit more.
[00:09:59] Scott Curtis: Do you, do [00:10:00] you have a point to where you say, okay, I need to put this back for a while and come back to it ?
[00:10:06] Ricky Glore: Um, uh, yeah, and that to me is almost two separate questions. Uh, one of which, the first part I can say the little bit of advice and the advice that I got from, um, seasoned comedians earlier on, which has then helped me now in this age of, um, filming everything.
[00:10:27] Ricky Glore: and having crowdwork to put online for self-promotion and stuff. So many comedians are worried about filming every set because, oh, what if something happens that I can put online to go viral? That's good. And that's a big part of like the self-marketing and branding yourself. But if you're working on stuff, I think you should be less worried about filming and more worried about recording the audio and playing it back.
[00:10:53] Ricky Glore: Because hearing it, that is how it hits an audience's ear first. Mm-hmm. doing the, the mechanics of [00:11:00] whatever physical attribute that you want to do or act out or dramatics comes later after you get the cadence down, after you, you make sure that you're articulating it well enough, um, and you're getting your point across.
[00:11:13] Ricky Glore: You're getting, you're hitting the joke, right. That the heat can understand what you're saying, the cadence, the pace, blah, blah, blah. Mm-hmm. . So I think audio recording and that will help you figure out, okay. Is this placed in the right area? Is this chunked with other things that are like it or relatable to it?
[00:11:34] Ricky Glore: So it's not a logic leap or it's not a big mental leap, like taking a commercial break in the audience's mind to then go to this new ad, this new thing? Um, I've definitely, I worked on this one bit for a really long time that just never worked. And I'd talk about it with other comics and they'd be like, oh, that's funny.
[00:11:55] Ricky Glore: And I kept on working it in different ways, presenting it different ways, different part of my [00:12:00] set. And it was about, um, caveman serial killers that the first, um, serial killers were cavemen, but if you had like a law and order of it or whatever, the every episode would be the same. It is. , what's the weapon?
[00:12:17] Ricky Glore: It's a rock like blah, blah, blah. And like the questioning of the, if it was law and order and you're going to questioning the different people, the people that get you from point A to point B to get more evidence. It was always the same. It was. But anyway, it this bit that, like I tried so much and like I'd come home and I'd tell my wife and I'd be like, caveman serial killer didn't work again tonight.
[00:12:42] Ricky Glore: And I tried doing this and this. And she's like, honey, I know you think it's funny. And maybe some of your other comedy friends think it's funny. Audiences don't think it's funny. Yeah, , you gotta, you gotta let it go. And I'm like,
[00:12:54] Scott Curtis: all right. It's hard though. I've, I've had a few that I just absolutely love that [00:13:00] it, it, it's just not gonna work.
[00:13:01] Scott Curtis: One of 'em is, uh, dissing led Zeppelin and you, you just can't dis led Zeppelin. It just doesn't work. They, they, they don't even boo you most of the time they just go totally silent and
[00:13:15] Ricky Glore: and it's crazy. Cause I think Led Zeppelin, uh, maybe I'm not speaking correctly in this, never had a top five hit or even a top three hit.
[00:13:24] Ricky Glore: I don't think they have a number one, so I don't think
[00:13:27] Scott Curtis: so. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I think maybe auger nut of a band. Yeah. I think Stairway to Heaven was probably their biggest charter and. It may have hit top 10, but Yeah. And, and my joke is, is really like, you know, I talk about Boomers cuz I am one and how we hang on to Led Zeppelin and I'm like, well led Zeppelin's a fine band.
[00:13:49] Scott Curtis: I've just listened to enough Led Zeppelin, I don't need anymore. And, and it, it just like, it's just like, bam, it sucks all the energy out of the audience because [00:14:00] kids, you know, you know, 18 year olds love led Zeppelin now.
[00:14:05] Ricky Glore: And, well, there's a, there's a funny, um, TikTok video where a guy's going around and approaching people at like a theme park that are wearing band t-shirts, Uhhuh that are sort of like Walmart and stuff and whatnot.
[00:14:16] Ricky Glore: And like this woman's wearing a Kiss T-shirt and he's like, I'll give you $5 if you name three KISS songs. goes up to another person wearing LED Zeppelins, like, I'll give you $5 if you name two Led Zeppelin songs. And like, no one can name the songs until he gets to this guy, which like, Stereotypical Ozzy Osborne looking fan wearing a Black Sabbath shirt.
[00:14:36] Ricky Glore: Yeah. And he is like, give you $5 if you name three Ozzy Osborne or Black Sabbath songs. And he, he does immediately. Yeah. .
[00:14:43] Scott Curtis: That's funny. My, uh, I caught my daughter with a, a Blondie t-shirt on, uh, a few years ago and she was able to name the songs cuz she actually likes music. So that, that was helpful. one, one of the bits that I [00:15:00] love of yours that, that came up.
[00:15:02] Scott Curtis: This is funny. This is just a personal story that came up, uh, when we were FaceTiming my grandson, he's four. Uh, so it was a whole Dad Bob thing and, and he was, um, He was saying, he said something like, uh, you know, why does, why does daddy have daddy and grandpa have big stomachs And, uh, no butt? Because he's like, he, he's, he's totally obsessed with butts right now.
[00:15:32] Scott Curtis: And my daughter said, well, that's a dad buy. That's that, that's what you get when, when you're a dad. And I had just listened to your dry bar at right before that. And, and, uh, so we're talking about dad bods and there was like a pause and then he just started crying and he, he said, I don't want a dad bod[00:16:00]
[00:16:00] Scott Curtis: I just thought, oh man, this is perfect. I, I, I have to work this in as a bit myself because the, the kid does not want a dad pod .
[00:16:09] Ricky Glore: And you're just like, abstinence. Learn it now. Yeah. , no. And that's like part of my bit was, um, Was, you know, that I had, and I was much heavier for a lot of years. Uh, I, it's a new bit now that's on the new album.
[00:16:25] Ricky Glore: I extrapolated more from that idea is just like, it's nice that men get a cute nickname for how their bodies look after they have a kid, they've done nothing. Yeah. To make that child, they didn't carry around a ch they didn't carry around a human being and them stretching out their bodies for nine months to look the way they do.
[00:16:44] Ricky Glore: Ah-huh. . No, I carried around a one pound bag of Cheetos for 20 years.
[00:16:50] Ricky Glore: Like, yeah. Just that whole idea of like why, like why do we get acute nickname for that, to excuse our [00:17:00] softness, but it's because there's no woman in the world that would want a nickname describing how their bodies look after they pushed a child outside of, right. Yeah. .
[00:17:10] Scott Curtis: The mom bod. Yeah. Yeah. That doesn't work.
[00:17:12] Scott Curtis: mom shape or wife weight. Yeah. , one of my favorite, uh, bits on the new album, uh, world's Greatest Dad is the whole size of shirts thing. Oh, thank you. What, so, you know, just, just to go into it, you talk about the size of shirts and how it makes you feel bad, bad about yourself. Um, what did it take to get that bit from start to finish that seems like one that's got some time on it, that you've been working it for quite a while.
[00:17:45] Scott Curtis: What did it take to get from when you came up with the idea to what you put on the album?
[00:17:51] Ricky Glore: What's crazy with that one is that is still one that doesn't consistently work. Huh. Um, that one sometimes works and [00:18:00] sometimes doesn't, and I can take the blame of it, of myself and it is one that I've worked for a long time.
[00:18:05] Ricky Glore: Um, I was working on that when I did my first album, and it never, worked the way I wanted it to, so I, I sidelined it. Um, there was a couple extra things around it that I have felt supported a little bit more of like going into, um, clothing sizes for my, my daughter, my toddler, and then just being like babies and how, how great it is that little kids, babies and toddlers have their own sizing system up until a certain age, five t and after that they have to join the real world.
[00:18:41] Ricky Glore: Yeah. Of sizes, and like being someone who di who has lost weight 140 pounds in the last year. Like, I can shop in stores now. Yeah. Like Target would have only up to two Xs and I was [00:19:00] wearing a three x or a four X sometimes. Mm-hmm. and I, because I think we. Different people push back on this, but I think we are a sizeist culture where we don't want people of a certain size shopping inside Target, which Target is known for being a more affluent, better looking Walmart.
[00:19:17] Ricky Glore: Yeah. So they want their mils, they want their college kids, they want, you know, so they didn't want someone who looked at me when I was wearing four Xs, cuz they sell those clothes online. They just never kept 'em stocked in their store. Right. So I just thought of like, oh, well, like the names of shirts even make me feel like we're shaming people.
[00:19:39] Ricky Glore: And there's a, there's an extra joke that I actually just thought of this past weekend and it's not even a joke yet. It's more of an observation and just a play on words that, I don't know if there is a joke there, but is, um, for the album, it's. who came up with the names of shirt sizes, like the first ones.
[00:19:58] Ricky Glore: And you ask the audience small [00:20:00] and then someone says extra small, and it's like extra small. And like it's small because small rhymes of awe. Like that's cute. Yeah. Middle, medium, medium, middle of the road average. Nothing exciting there. And then the last one is large. Like large. Like no one feels good wearing a large, yeah, it's You're just saying that you're large and that I'm like, and the person who came up with the names, how lazy did they get that after that they're like, I can't think of any more names.
[00:20:27] Ricky Glore: Like if you get any bigger than a large, we're just gonna throw some X's and numbers in front of it. , the, the supplemental stuff that I thought of this weekend was because I keep on asking the audience what the names of the sizes are and progressively go and women say extra small. And I'm like, it's so interesting.
[00:20:45] Ricky Glore: No man ever from the audience says extra small. Right? It's women. because that is a badge of honor of like wearing extra small. Mm-hmm. and made me think of the word play of, to me [00:21:00] it's interesting that there is extra small. That means smaller than small. There is more small. Yeah. there is less shirt, but it's extra small.
[00:21:11] Ricky Glore: But when you get to the other end of the spectrum, it's extra large, which means more shirt. Mm-hmm. and I, I don't know what the joke is there, but I think it's interesting that there is extras on both end of the spectrum, but they both mean something that is the complete opposite.
[00:21:30] Scott Curtis: Yeah, yeah, yeah. There, there is something there.
[00:21:33] Scott Curtis: Yeah. I don't
[00:21:34] Ricky Glore: know what it is yet, but I just thought of it this weekend. Yeah. That word play and I'm like, I don't know what the joke is, but there's something interesting that when it's small and it's extra, and see this is the nerdy com comic thing. Like I'll probably present this the next time we do a, I do a road trip with like two opening comedians, Uhhuh,
[00:21:52] Ricky Glore: I'll throw this out in the car and I'll be like, Hey, I'm working on this thing, blah, blah, blah, and we'll maybe talk [00:22:00] about it and then 30 minutes later someone will say, well, what if it's this? And then we'll be like, eh, nah, nah. Yeah, yeah. Or if we do come up with something, it'll be like, okay, tonight I'm gonna slide that in the bit here and see if it works.
[00:22:12] Ricky Glore: And then let's see if we ruminate on anything else. Ah-huh.
[00:22:15] Scott Curtis: Yeah. That's the, it's, it's good to be able to do that. And, and I do think you have something because especially if you go on the material, because extra small is less material, yet extra large is more material and it costs three times more, you know?
[00:22:36] Scott Curtis: Which has always been the case cuz I had to go to big and tall places for so long and now Oh yeah. Now big and tall places don't cater to me because I'm a large tall and they all start at extra large tall, and so it's all all too big on me. And I've, I've tried jokes around that before and if you're not, if you're not in it, if you don't, if you're not my height and have [00:23:00] to go there, you just don't understand it.
[00:23:02] Scott Curtis: So it, it's
[00:23:03] Ricky Glore: well and all my height, all my heights and my torso. Yeah. So like I have a hard time with buttoned down shirts being long enough too. I have short legs, I have 29 inch legs. Oh wow. . Yeah. And I'm five, 10 and a half, so. Oh yeah.
[00:23:17] Scott Curtis: All my height isn't I told, so. Yeah. Yeah. I I think you're, you're built exactly like my son-in-law because he's all torso too.
[00:23:23] Scott Curtis: And he's, he's, I think he's five 10 and a half, five 11, something like that. That's funny. So one of the things, and this isn't really comedy related, but um, It, I can tell that you are a horror geek cuz I did a little bit of, uh, internet stalking and one of your favorite movies is Fantasm and all the posters Yeah.
[00:23:43] Scott Curtis: Around
[00:23:44] Ricky Glore: me. Yeah. Psycho two. Yeah. Halloween two Scream. Two nighter Elm Street Fantasm too. Yeah.
[00:23:49] Scott Curtis: And I, I'm a huge Fantasm fan and I, um, . I like the fact that you're doing this movie's coming [00:24:00] out. Mm-hmm. , I I wanted to talk about that a little bit because I watched a trailer and it looks pretty intriguing. Um, and I know you've got a joke about it.
[00:24:08] Scott Curtis: Talk, talking about how the, uh, the killer's never the fat guy and, and, and, uh, so what's the movie about? Because I'm intrigued by it.
[00:24:19] Ricky Glore: The movies, uh, all your friends are dead hyper. Uh, super indie, low budget. We made it for $5,959 uhhuh. And, uh, I wrote directed, starred in, produced costumed did everything.
[00:24:36] Ricky Glore: When you're making a movie for that little, you have to do everything. And so that's one of the only reasons that I'm in it, because we needed a dedicated actor that when me and the co-director and the cinematographer Nicholas Ht, when we were constructing the story, we were like, okay. , whoever our lead is, we have to have it be someone and we have to have the story be something that we could do stuff that is [00:25:00] just them and the camera.
[00:25:01] Ricky Glore: Mm-hmm. . I'm like, well, that's me. And so the story we came up with was semi autobiographical. Um, I had hurt my knee playing football in high school. I was a, a state wrestler baseball player and did football. Also dabbled in theater and chorus and stuff. Uhhuh, . But definitely was on the sports track. And, uh, I was in a wheelchair for six months and had to have three knee surgeries, but then immediately when I could, I auditioned for West Side Story, the spring musical.
[00:25:32] Ricky Glore: Um, did that and then did theater all of my senior year and then went to college for theater and for writing and for playwriting, um, and then improv and sketch comedy, trying to live the SNL dream. Mm-hmm. eventually moved to Chicago, but so my injury could have easily. Put me in a very, I mean, I had a very good support system, but I could have fallen into a bout of depression and [00:26:00] drinking and painkillers, which I definitely did drink the most that I've ever drank was during that time of recuperation.
[00:26:09] Ricky Glore: Mm-hmm. . But I did have, um, not to a detrimental point, um, but we were looking at that and we were like, okay, what if I was that and I went the other way that I got that I was, I was king of the mountain or what I like to, am I I allowed to loosely curse on this or stay clean? Yeah. Oh yeah. Ok. King should have Turd Mountain, Uhhuh in this like northern Kentucky, like, uh, a star football player who has his tight-knit group of friends, like the Breakfast Club.
[00:26:46] Ricky Glore: Um, and gets hurt and then disconnects from those. Well, so I said, I was like, if I hadn't have gotten hurt in high school, I'd have gone probably to Cumberland College in Kentucky to, to wrestle. Mm-hmm. And I probably would've gotten [00:27:00] hurt in college. Um, and like, what would I have done with my life? Like what would I have done with getting hurt with a wrestling degree?
[00:27:08] Ricky Glore: Yeah. Like maybe I would've pivoted then, but that would've been later and would've been probably harder to deal with. So what if that had happened and I had gone into depression and drugs and alcohol and disconnected myself from all my friends. And then years later, what if it then became, what if it went from the Breakfast Club becomes the big Chill and goes camping in a Friday, the 13th movie?
[00:27:35] Ricky Glore: Yeah. . And so that's what the movie's about. Um, it deals a lot with mental health. It deals a lot with. , what happens when the teenage slasher movie grows up? Uhhuh . So instead of high school kids or even college kids out camping, what if it's middle-aged people who have the struggle instead of the struggles being like, oh, I wonder if I'm gonna get laid this [00:28:00] weekend, or I, oh, I wonder if that guy or girl likes me.
[00:28:02] Ricky Glore: Yeah, I hope I don't get killed. It's, I got kids in taxes and a mortgage and a divorce and my life is not going the way I thought it could, it should be going. So all the horrors of real life world for people 38 and 40 years old then amassed, psychopath killer shows up to pick them off one by one. So they had their, there's the real life fear.
[00:28:28] Ricky Glore: So the movie is a dark comedy slasher film. And, um, it, it was interesting to balance mental health because we sensitive. and aware enough, and to know that any humor based around that is gonna be impossible for some people to watch or not want to take part of. Mm-hmm. . But we handled it in a way that any of the humor that had to deal with suicide or mental health was earnest humor.
[00:28:58] Ricky Glore: So like, [00:29:00] one of the jokes to give an example of that is my character goes to kill himself and to hang himself. And while we were filming it, I was like, oh, I gotta look up a YouTube tutorial on how to tie a proper noose knot. Mm-hmm. and Nick Hines, the co-writer and co-director was like, oh, this needs to be part of the movie.
[00:29:21] Ricky Glore: Yeah. , like, you're going to watch a tutorial on how to kill yourself. Yeah. like, he's like, that's hilarious. And so like the, a lot of the humor dealing with that is just honest, kind of awkward, relatable humor. Um,
[00:29:38] Scott Curtis: And the commentary. The commentary that there are YouTube videos showing you how to kill yourself, I think is, it's, it's really good to be in the movie.
[00:29:49] Scott Curtis: Just, I mean, just saying, you know, if you want to, there, there's stuff out there to show, showing you how to make a bomb. There's stuff showing you how to tie a news [00:30:00] properly there anything he wants out there.
[00:30:02] Ricky Glore: And luckily when you go to Google, if you type in how to tie a noose, the suicide prevention hotline number is the first thing appears.
[00:30:10] Ricky Glore: Yeah. . So that is good. And like we have that at the end of the movie too. I mean there, there's been a few people that are just like, that doesn't skirt the issue of you're making fun of like, ah, we're not making fun of it. But horror fans, horror in comedy, I think congruently run the same path, like eliciting a fear or a scream.
[00:30:33] Ricky Glore: Is very similar to eliciting a laugh, right? And if you can play those things off of one another, you can maybe get a more intense scare or a more intense laugh because you're on that rollercoaster. Yeah. And, and so we were lucky enough to, um, after some festivals get a, a small distribution with s Srs Cinema who released very indie, um, uh, really some fun [00:31:00] like, uh, niche horror movies.
[00:31:03] Ricky Glore: So that's gonna be on a limited run Blu-Ray starting to be sold on their website in March. And then it's gonna be on digital streaming. And we're looking to get a couple investors and producers for our next horror comedy slash musical that we're looking to film. In July. That's
[00:31:22] Scott Curtis: great. That's, I, I've been, I've been a horror fan since I was a kid and I had a couple guys in South Bend that we would just sit around and talk about horror movies and they had a podcast about horror movies and I'd bring in ones that they'd never heard of and like the, the old Hammer films and stuff like that.
[00:31:42] Scott Curtis: Oh yeah. And, and it, it's, uh, it's always fun and it's comedians in general. Are geeky about something other than comedy. They're, they, they've all got a geek and, and some of it's Dungeons and Dragons, some of it's, um, you know, [00:32:00] the Marvel Universe or Star Wars or stuff like that. When I find a, a real hardcore horror geek, I know that I'm talking to one of my people and, and there's not as many of, of the hardcore horror geeks, but if you're a hardcore horror geek, you're also probably either a comedian or a comedy geek too.
[00:32:22] Scott Curtis: Well, I mean,
[00:32:22] Ricky Glore: and I think we're seeing that, we're seeing the representation of humor in horror, um, being kind of a peanut butter and jelly right now. You have Jordan Peele. Mm-hmm. , who is one of the top mentioned people when you're talking about horror right now in the last 15 years. And then Ari Oster, who did hereditary Mid Somar.
[00:32:45] Ricky Glore: Mm-hmm. , um, mid Somar. Which I grew up loving. Wicker Man. Yeah. Which is one of my favorite horror movies. The original one, not the Nick Cage one. Um, and you mentioned Hammer, Christopher Lee in there. Yeah. And a lot of Hammer people in there. [00:33:00] Yeah. But Mid Somar, it's a divisive movie. Some people love it, some people hate it.
[00:33:06] Ricky Glore: But like for me, I thought the movie was hilarious because how honest it is with the relationship and the humors and the situations. Yeah. And so like that is what is jazzing me about wanting to, to, to do. So. I also do a lot of musical stuff and I did in Chicago with my Black box, uh, live theater musicals.
[00:33:30] Ricky Glore: Mm-hmm. . I think music is also one of the most emotionally expressive things and can tap into people. So if you can add that to the track of comedy and horror and music, so you get those three emotions and you can blend and play those off each other. Yeah. That's, that's what really, um, really excites me about doing anything film-wise.
[00:33:54] Ricky Glore: You mentioned Fantas, like Yeah. If you find like there are people who are just like, oh yeah, I like horror. I like [00:34:00] Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger. Like, that's fine. Or ghost base. Yeah. Fantasm should be more popular than it is and I think it is inching more and more, but like you mentioning being a fan of that and I'm like, oh, okay, this guy, this guy is a good taste in horror.
[00:34:17] Ricky Glore: Yeah.
[00:34:17] Scott Curtis: Yeah. That was, uh, so I, I remember seeing that on a V h S tape that I rented in the eighties and the um, so I thought two was a little bit better than. . It's the Terminator too. Yeah. It's aliens. Yeah. Bigger, more action. Yeah. But that last one that came out a few years ago was just nuts. Uh, and, and seeing everybody old, it, it was just, it was, it was kind of hard to watch, but it, it, it, it was still interesting.
[00:34:49] Scott Curtis: Um,
[00:34:49] Ricky Glore: but they're doing in the kudos to them, like David Hartman, who, uh, took over the directing duties from Don Costelli for that and was, uh, a major writer on it. I interviewed on a, [00:35:00] on a movie podcast that we used to do, and me and my co-host who are big fans, I mean P H A N S fans. Yeah. fans of the series.
[00:35:13] Ricky Glore: Like every time a fan has a movie would come out, I would. So like when four came out, which was incredibly low budget, they would take like five year, like say the first sequel came out 10 years after the first one. Yeah, the third sequel came out five years after the second one. The fourth sequel came out five years after the third.
[00:35:32] Ricky Glore: Like, yeah, . I would be like, oh, the story's so complex. It's so interesting. I think they know where they're going. And the fourth one was supposed to be the last one. I'm like, you brought up more questions, in that one. And so then I met Don Costelli and I was like, so is it this, is it this is it this? He's like, look, I'm gonna be honest with you, I just made it up from movie to movie.
[00:35:56] Ricky Glore: Yeah. . I was like, oh. So David Hartman, [00:36:00] who was a fan, was like, okay. I was trying to string some of these ideas together to, to put a finite end on it. Uhhuh and the, the stuff he did, I mean, We're just geeking out now on Fantastic Raver in the series, and people are like, I don't know what you guys are talking about
[00:36:17] Ricky Glore: Um, but they started making that as a web episode, web series that was gonna be called Reggie Tales. Oh, okay. Playing off the Veggie Tales. Yeah. And so they shung those together to make the movie and then filmed more stuff that took them, I think 10 years or 12
[00:36:35] Scott Curtis: years. Yeah, I remember there was a lot, there was a lot of time around it.
[00:36:40] Scott Curtis: Yeah. So,
[00:36:41] Ricky Glore: and that, and so Fantasm deals with dimensions in time, but Angus Grim was so old and they didn't give him a wig to make his hair look like, like there's a lot of interesting things in raver and it is an indie movie in all sense of the term. Yeah. It's [00:37:00] just unfortunate that. , it wasn't as good as Fantasm fans have felt the series could be.
[00:37:09] Ricky Glore: So that is one of the few series, like Elm Street's my number one. Ah-huh my favorite franchise. Uh, love what West Craven did with Elm Street. Yeah. I think it's the scariest because it's the closest any movie goer can have to, um, like yeah, there could be someone in a mass chasing you, but you can watch a nightmare in Elm Street and that night go to bed and go through exactly what the kids in the movies go through.
[00:37:33] Ricky Glore: Yeah. By having a dream of Freddy. Um, that being said, if any studio is ever like Ricky Gore, we love what you're doing. We, what's your take on a new Nightmare Elm Streete movie? I'd be like, no, thank you. I, I have too much love and respect for the original. But if they came to me and they said, what franchise would you like to reboot or do a new spin on?
[00:37:57] Ricky Glore: I think Fantasm. [00:38:00] could be an, an amazing miniseries, like a H B O, Maxim Mini series or a Netflix or a new series of films because at its core, the story of family and chosen family of Jody, Mike, and Reggie, and the loss of parents and just all the themes Yeah. In metaphors and symbolism, I think are so rich in there, in that series that it could, if you planned out a beginning, middle, and end for a new franchise or a mini-series, I think it could be amazing.
[00:38:31] Ricky Glore: Yeah. Because it already has, um, a Ray Bradberry something, this, something wicked this way comes vibe. Yeah,
[00:38:38] Scott Curtis: yeah, yeah. It's you, it's sci-fi without, without understanding exactly where the sci-fi comes from. And, and
[00:38:46] Ricky Glore: that's, that's my rant on Fantasm. Yeah. , have you ever. . I do suggest, like when I've shown fantasm to people who aren't familiar, I do typically show them two first.
[00:38:57] Ricky Glore: Yeah. Cuz I think it is the more, uh, the [00:39:00] easiest one to swallow. Yeah,
[00:39:01] Scott Curtis: yeah, yeah. For sure. It, it, it, it, it makes it, it makes more sense and there's a little bit more plot and, uh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. For sure. Okay. Enough horror talk. Uh,
[00:39:15] Ricky Glore: welcome back to Horror Talk. Yeah. .
[00:39:18] Scott Curtis: I just couldn't resist, you know, when I find a Fantasm fan, I, I have to bring it up because
[00:39:24] Ricky Glore: there's well, and, and on my first two albums, so on the, um, dad Bod Drybar special, two of my bits from Spitting Image, the horror bits are on there.
[00:39:32] Ricky Glore: World's Greatest Dad participant. Um, I have two new horror bits on there, and then I'm gonna be filming my next, uh, filmed special in April for four by three comedy. and, uh, you'll see those two bits from the album and another smaller bit that wasn't on the album. Um, because Yeah, I do, I I love horror.
[00:39:54] Ricky Glore: Yeah.
[00:39:55] Scott Curtis: Yeah. I feel like he could probably do a whole album just about horror movies, [00:40:00]
[00:40:00] Ricky Glore: the glossiness of some people's faces. Yeah. When you're talking about horror though. Yeah. Like, I mean, it's never like completely not worked, but I'm definitely more excited than most of the people in the audience. Yeah,
[00:40:12] Scott Curtis: yeah, yeah, for sure.
[00:40:14] Scott Curtis: Um, so before we get into, is this anything, the fact that you've been doing this since you were a young guy? You were, were you in your early twenties when you started? Yeah.
[00:40:26] Ricky Glore: Uh, well I was 19. 19, yeah. Okay. Yeah. I, I started in 2005. Uh, my local comedy club, cuz I was born and raised in northern Kentucky. . They had a funny bone at Newport on the levee and uh, they used to have 18 and up shows first show, uh, Friday and first show Saturday I think, and maybe their Thursday show was 18 and up.
[00:40:50] Ricky Glore: And then my dad and I would go and then one day they made it all 21 and up and I was just like, oh man. And then I looked, and Kentucky [00:41:00] has a weird law where you can be 19 in a day and serve alcohol . So I applied to be a server there as the loopholes. Since I couldn't see shows, I could work there and see shows uhhuh.
[00:41:12] Ricky Glore: And while doing that, I saw that they were offering a standup class a taught by Jeff. Jenna, another dry bar comedian, Uhhuh . Um, and I signed up for that class and the first class there was like 50 students and the first class was free. And he said, um, I, if you are in this class because you think I can make you funnier, Don't come to the next class where I start charging you money.
[00:41:37] Ricky Glore: He's like, but if you're here, because I'm gonna make you write every week and get on stage and perform two minutes of original material every week and help you hone your voice in what you think you should be talking about on stage, which it'll culminate in everybody doing a five minute set in front of a packed house.
[00:41:58] Ricky Glore: Mm-hmm. . He's like, then [00:42:00] yes, stay with the class. I will give you prompts, I will give you my opinion on your material, even if I don't think it's funny. I'll try to see if it's the most honest version of you and blah, blah, blah. Mm-hmm. , next class, there were 10 of us. Ah. And um, I took that class and because I worked there as a server, I started doing the open mics there, started doing bar open mics all around Cincinnati and northern Kentucky, and then, After I graduated the class and I kind of pseudo auditioned for the general manager at the club.
[00:42:33] Ricky Glore: Um, I got my first weekend, which was for, for Finesse Mitchell in uh, 2005 or beginning of 2006. Uhhuh and then kind of became the house mc and definitely serving there. Anytime anyone from SNL or that I was a big fan of was coming through, I'd see 'em on the calendar and I'd be like, can I mc for them?
[00:42:53] Ricky Glore: Can I mc for them? , like having no awareness of like the differences between urban acts [00:43:00] and me being super white and nerdy. Yeah. 19 year old kid of just being like, I don't care. It's an audience. Right, right. . But then a lot of those comics like Finesse Mitchell, my first weekend, like he didn't straight up say, , is this your first weekend?
[00:43:19] Ricky Glore: He was just like, have you ever performed in front of a black audience ? And I was like, yeah, of course. He's like, okay, good. So you know that off the bat as the mc you have to be in their face and be louder than they are and don't stand up against the wall. Yeah. Like be on the lip of the stage. Yeah. And I was like, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
[00:43:40] Ricky Glore: But so like that immediately like I learned and I was just like, oh, okay. Little bit he, cause like, cuz they'll eat you alive. Oh yeah. . Yeah. And then so it, it was just having that like comedy school of, um, my first weekend that I did 30 minutes and started [00:44:00] kind of transitioning into Feature Act was Jim Brewer.
[00:44:03] Ricky Glore: I was opposed to Mc and this is a couple years in, uh, working at the Funny Bone and the show was about to start. And Jim. Uh, brewer and the feature Act weren't there yet. So the sound guy came down to me and the lights were off standing, uh, stage left, and he's just like, Hey, um, you gotta just keep on going,
[00:44:24] Ricky Glore: And he's like, I'll give you a, a flashy light to bring up the Feature Act and here's his name. And I was like, all right. I was, and at that time I was like, I maybe had 20 minutes Ah-huh. That I felt comfortable. And, uh, I was like, all right, I guess I'll do some Crowdwork and tr I mean, it was an mc, you're not supposed to do Crowdwork.
[00:44:42] Ricky Glore: Right. And so the show's getting ready to start and the, the announcer's getting ready to say, welcome the stage your local host at mc Ricky Lore. And Jim Brewer comes up, I had not, not met him yet. And he's like, Hey man. He's like, are you you Ricky? You're the mc for the weekend, man. And I was like, [00:45:00] yeah.
[00:45:00] Ricky Glore: He's like, okay, there's not gonna be a feature act man. You gotta go up there and do 35 minutes and then just bring me up. had a good show, like walk away. And I was like, Okay. And so then the whole weekend was just him and me. Me doing 35 and bringing him up and doing an hour. And so like in that first 35 minutes, like I go up on stage and it's that out of body, like my mouth is going for my opening joke, but like I'm in words are coming out and I'm moving and doing it, but in my head I'm like, okay, I've gotta do 35 minutes.
[00:45:36] Ricky Glore: I gotta slow this down. Do I extend this, make jokes on my feet about this? There's this new thing I hadn't done before. Let's do that in the middle because well, like, just almost like a beautiful mind doing the math equations. Yeah. Which is awful at math. Uhhuh . But like doing that, so like the, the having it afforded to me that I could work with so many [00:46:00] different kind of acts and in different ways at that Funny Bone from 2005 to about 2009.
[00:46:08] Ricky Glore: Was so valuable. Yeah. Um, that, that was my, my, my comedy school, my comedy training. Um, Jerry Seinfeld's documentary comedian used to be my Bible, Uhhuh . Um, and then when Orne Adams came through, I was like, oh, that's that asshole from comedian. Yeah. He's gonna be awful. And I went and saw him on a Thursday and it is still, to this day, one of the funniest hours I've ever seen.
[00:46:34] Ricky Glore: Wow. So smart. Yeah. Energy afterwards, like I, he didn't know I worked there cuz I just came on my night off and I was just like, oh my God. I was like, I love the documentary comedian and blah, blah, blah. He's like, oh, thanks man. He's like, what do you do? I'm like, oh, I work here but I'm off and I also do standup.
[00:46:54] Ricky Glore: And he's like, oh, are you working Sunday? And I was like, no, I'm off Sunday. And he is like, you want to come and [00:47:00] do 20 minutes? and I was like, okay. Like no comedian offers someone, they have no idea who they are. Yeah. Right. 20 minutes. And he did. And that was such, and he, he was awesome. He was awesome to talk to and work with.
[00:47:14] Ricky Glore: And that, yeah, that working there at the Funny Bone, being a house mc for uh, four years was just like
[00:47:22] Scott Curtis: comedy college. Yeah, I bet, I bet. It's funny, one of the common themes, you're probably the hundred and 45th comic I've talked to, and one of the common themes is, is almost everybody gets thrown into something that they're not ready for or they don't think they're ready for.
[00:47:42] Scott Curtis: And when they come out of that and they're okay, that seems to be the impetus to keep you going. .
[00:47:49] Ricky Glore: Yeah. It's the trial by the trial by fire. Yeah, a hundred percent. I had taken some time off like doing, uh, standup intermittently while I lived in Chicago from 2009 to [00:48:00] 2017. But, um, because I was doing sketch, uh, improv and then black box theater, um, standup kind of went on the back burner.
[00:48:10] Ricky Glore: And anybody that loves standup in Chicago, Ziess that used to be run by Bert Hoss, I've had my Bert Hoss experience . Um, plenty of stories about that. But when I moved back to Northern Kentucky after I got married, I started leaning more into standup because the scene kind of changed. There wasn't as much, um, affordability for theater in Northern Kentucky, but I realized, oh, it doesn't matter what your home base is, you can do standup and take it on the road.
[00:48:43] Ricky Glore: And what's interesting about a lot of comedians, and musicians, a lot of creatives in the Cincinnati area have a Don't ask for opportunities or don't make opportunities for yourself. Wait until you are, you are asked. Yeah. And like, that has [00:49:00] never been my mentality on anything. Yeah. I, I like, you gotta be your own champion and you gotta make things happen and ask and blah, blah, blah.
[00:49:07] Ricky Glore: Yeah. And so, after being back for about eight months in 2017, I hooked up with some other comics that I had worked with previously and some new ones that I had just met. And we started figuring out that breweries, like I said before, are modern day coffee houses. And I put together a tour where there'd be three comedians, an MCF feature, and a head.
[00:49:30] Ricky Glore: for every show on this tour out state that we would do. We called it the Brew Crew Comedy Tour. Mm-hmm. , because none of us had names. Not to be confused, but there's another brewery comedy tour thing. Um, we just came up with that name because none of us had any notoriety, so no one was gonna come out and see us.
[00:49:49] Ricky Glore: Mm-hmm. , just something catchy. Every show we did, we would rotate where we were in the lineup, so it would work, make us work on our times. Right. [00:50:00] Maybe we didn't have 40 minutes, but we were gonna work it, and then the next show we would be mc Then the next show we'd be featured working those different muscles.
[00:50:09] Ricky Glore: And I did that for a year and then submitted to Dry Bar. So then after being back for a year, that's how I then pivoted into Dry Bar, just pushing myself to, to keep going up the ladder. and doing as many shows out of, like, I don't do a lot of shows in Cincinnati, Uhhuh, , or live in Kentucky. Yeah. Um, I do most, and I work on most, I don't do a lot of open mics.
[00:50:36] Ricky Glore: I work on my stuff on the road mm-hmm. and, uh, it's, I, I could, but it's not like New York City and it's not like LA where there's these awesome open mics every night of the week. There is a very, and I know there's different scenes like this. Cincinnati has a very territorial scene, but unfortunately a lot of comedians in [00:51:00] Cincinnati don't leave the don't leave the city.
[00:51:02] Scott Curtis: Yeah. Yeah. And one of the things about open mics, I was, uh, talking to somebody about this last night because I still do quite a few open mics, is the, you don't get people like you showing up to the open mics anymore. You don't get, you don't get the veteran. Comic showing up. So there's nothing really there that makes you wanna elevate your game.
[00:51:29] Scott Curtis: You know? It, it's, it's, you don't, you don't see anything to aspire to because you're all pretty much on the same level and
[00:51:37] Ricky Glore: Yeah. And I've, I've happily, um, what's hard for me is I'm a little bit of an orphan when it comes to having a comedy home because my Newport and the Levee Club closed while I was in Chicago, and the other comedy club was Go Bananas.
[00:51:55] Ricky Glore: And they're more, um, they are [00:52:00] a, a more like, we know we're against the corporate of the getting paid to do standup . Yeah. . Um, . I mean, they're the more emo, more like, oh, we're, it's art. And standup is just standing there and dryly telling jokes and blah, blah, blah. And like, that's fine. But like I was, I will forever be branded with the Scarlet Letter of having started at Funny Bone.
[00:52:25] Ricky Glore: Yeah. You know, a corporate business entity. And I, I mean, I get the merits for both kind of clubs. Um, go Bananas is more avant garde, and that's, that is fine. But like, I don't have that home club. I don't have that loyalty here. But whenever anyone does put on a show or it runs a new mic, if they reach out to me and they're like, Hey, if you ever have anything to work on, feel free to come by.
[00:52:55] Ricky Glore: I've done that. Mm-hmm. , it's just there. I, [00:53:00] I mean, I've heard some people talk about this in St. Louis and stuff, and it's everywhere, but like when I was down in Florida for about four months over the summer, , I have never felt more accepted than in the Miami, um, open mic scene. Mm-hmm. , like I, I had to be down there for some family things, uh, with my in-laws.
[00:53:20] Ricky Glore: Uh, my father-in-law passed away and, um, when I started going, I had to cancel some, some scheduled gigs that I had. And then when after the, the family things were being taken care of, I, I started doing some more mics and rescheduling those shows. And, um, was only supposed to be there for two weeks. Ended up being there for like three months.
[00:53:41] Ricky Glore: Uhhuh, . Um, and so I just reached out to a couple, uh, people that ran some mics in Miami and around that area, and they, that scene was so warm and welcoming, like, and I hate to be smirch the scene where I live around mm-hmm. , but man, if [00:54:00] the scene up here was like it is down there of how they're like, on Mike's, they had these people doing characters.
[00:54:09] Ricky Glore: They had a magician on it, and they were just like, yeah, man, whatever makes this mic the coolest and gets audiences here on a Wednesday, a Thursday or a Tuesday. Like, we're down to do Uhhuh . And I was like, this is great. You guys are doing it right here. And their, their audiences were packed.
[00:54:25] Scott Curtis: Yeah. That, that makes sense.
[00:54:27] Scott Curtis: I, I have always loved mixed open mics with the mm-hmm. with the music, the characters, poetry, you know, all Yeah. All that kind of stuff and kinda cleansers. Yeah. And I always did it because it gave you more time. Yeah. Because it was usually 10, 15 minutes they'd give you, instead of three to five and Oh, and
[00:54:49] Ricky Glore: that's, yeah.
[00:54:50] Ricky Glore: The, yeah, the three to five minutes and having 30 comedians. Oh my gosh. Yeah. You're not stretching any muscles. Right. You're doing it for [00:55:00] other comedians. Yeah. Yeah, I mean, I look, I will be the first to say when someone goes up on stage with an instrument, a guitar or piano, and look, I play a ukulele, Uhhuh in some of my shows.
[00:55:13] Ricky Glore: I do have a little bit of a, oh, all right. Yeah. Let's see this. But like, I'm always down for it and I'm always more pleasantly surprised Yeah. Than I am, you know, upset after they're
[00:55:25] Scott Curtis: Yeah, same, same. Yeah. We've got a guy here locally that will, um, bring a guitar up on stage and real really short, funny songs, but he incorporates the, he'll put the guitar down, guitar down, and do a little bit of standup, then he'll pick the guitar back up.
[00:55:42] Scott Curtis: It's a nice mix. And he, he's got a pretty good idea. He's newer, but he is got a pretty good idea of how much music he can get away with and, and still keep the interest. But yeah, it's, it is an interesting dynamic and I, I wish that more open mics in [00:56:00] smaller scenes, which is pretty much everything except for New York, LA, and Chicago.
[00:56:05] Scott Curtis: Mm-hmm. , well, Denver, um, Denver. Yeah. Denver's huge. Yeah. Um, but. In the smaller scenes, if they would make 'em longer sets, mix mics, and get that crowd in there because of Music Act, somebody that comes in and plays a couple songs is probably gonna bring more friends in a comedy act because you've already asked your friends to come to your comedy show 150 times and it's just gonna be the hundred and 51st.
[00:56:34] Scott Curtis: No. That that you get or Yeah. We'll try and never show up. Right. Yeah. And
[00:56:40] Ricky Glore: I get it, like the people who put together these mics, you know, people have their, their different reasonings for, okay, I'll do this for you because I want you to, uh, book me on this and that, you know, the pol I mean the politics of anything always get in the way.
[00:56:55] Ricky Glore: Yeah. Of, of, of creativity, unfortunately. And business [00:57:00] in the same way, and especially a lot of young comedians, they're, you're, you're so focused on working on your art. that you don't have time or the acumen for the business angle of it. That's a whole nother level. But I, yeah. I just wish, even if someone's comedy, like I don't know that I would be a fan of me.
[00:57:23] Ricky Glore: Mm-hmm. , because I'm not the kind of comedian that I like that I watch Uhhuh, not saying I dislike what I do. Right. But like, if someone, like, if you were to say, Ricky, you remind me of like, and I'm not looking for adulation, but like if you likened me to another comedian, like, oh, Ricky Gore is like, and then you name someone that people have heard of.
[00:57:44] Ricky Glore: Mm-hmm. , there's a good chance that that wouldn't be, that person wouldn't be in my top three favorite comedian. Yeah. Yeah. But so like Open Micers and people who run these rooms and these smaller independent rooms you have, you can sit and watch a [00:58:00] clip or these festivals and just have a good enough ear that even if.
[00:58:07] Ricky Glore: It isn't your cup of tea that you go, Ooh, I I, this person, they've got something. Yeah. And they, and it's not even like affirmative action where they're like, they're filling a void of like, well, we gotta have X amount of blah, blah. There's a little bit of that that should exist. So you're not having the same 22 year old white college kid talking about ma masturbating and yeah, blah, blah, blah.
[00:58:29] Ricky Glore: And living your parents' basement, but like recognizing that even if it's something that you don't love, you should have that be part of the night because it will be different and it will be interesting. Yeah. And it is just
[00:58:45] Scott Curtis: as valid. Yeah. And, and a lot of bookers get tunnel vision in that sense, where they only.
[00:58:54] Scott Curtis: Alt comics or they only, they, they only, they only want this cross section of [00:59:00] comedy and that limits their audience. Because some people don't, don't want to hear the alt comic. They, they, they want, they wanna see somebody like you that talks about real life and, and, um,
[00:59:14] Ricky Glore: has, and I get, like, I didn't talk about real life until I got married.
[00:59:19] Ricky Glore: Yeah. And moved back to Kentucky. Uhhuh . I used to do one liners and like, I was a college kid and I didn't, A lot of my stuff that I talk about, like being from Kentucky and stuff, I obviously experienced it. I didn't have the foresight and the, the removal of time from it, the distance to recognize the humor in it.
[00:59:38] Ricky Glore: Uh, like I knew it was like, I thought it was funny, but I nev for some reason, I never thought anyone else would think it was funny on stage. Right. That wasn't from where I
[00:59:49] Scott Curtis: grew up. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. It's, it is a maturity that has to come. I, I think it just has to come to you almost with, almost [01:00:00] with age before you can actually look back at yourself and use that critical eye to figure out, you know, is this, is this really who I am?
[01:00:10] Scott Curtis: Or is this, is this really what's working?
[01:00:12] Ricky Glore: And the maturity of Yeah. And that's discovering your voice and like the maturity of communicating. So like, there's stuff on this album about my mother-in-law that when I put it together, I went to her and I was like, would you be okay that I talk about this?
[01:00:28] Ricky Glore: She's like, oh my God, I'd be honored. Yeah. So it's called Brenda on the album. And so like, there is, there's some things that like will happen in my personal life that I haven't talked about on stage yet. Cause I haven't figured. , the, the therapeutic humoristic way of presenting it, or there's a couple things where I've said to my wife, like, just so you know, um, I'm probably not gonna talk about this because it's maybe too personal.
[01:00:54] Ricky Glore: And she's like, yeah, I appreciate that. Ah-huh. . But then there's other things where I'll talk about my wife and I'm [01:01:00] like, are you okay with me talking about you having a C-section? Mm-hmm. on stage and blah, blah, blah. And she's like, yeah. And it's just communicating and being honest and through that. Like, I'm not, I I try not to be that annoying comedian of examining it, everything and being like, is that a bit, is that a bit, can that be a bit, can that be a bit?
[01:01:21] Ricky Glore: It's more like it happens a couple days later. Like, um, this is a perfect example. This past weekend, um, I improvised this bit that my wife and I had joked about for years. Mm-hmm. what women think versus what men think. When a woman asks a man, what are you thinking? and he says nothing. And the woman's like, really?
[01:01:43] Ricky Glore: And they don't trust you. And like for a minute it's like, no , we're sitting there. Slack jo. Yeah. Narrow a thought. In our heads we're running the theme to Bonanza. Yeah. . Um, and it's, and then you'll add lyrics to it. Gonna eat, gonna sleep, gonna shit, gonna shave, gonna do [01:02:00] shave, gonna do it all again. Yeah.
[01:02:03] Ricky Glore: Eating, sleep, shit and shave, da da . It's like, then you ask a woman and women have more things they have to think of societally. We've made women make lists. Yeah. Um, and be the caretakers of things. And so you ask your wife like, well, what are you thinking about? And they'd be like, uh, nothing. But inside their heads they're going, okay, I gotta wake up tomorrow at 6:00 AM Gotta get the kids up.
[01:02:26] Ricky Glore: Gotta get them dressed. Gotta get their lunches together. Gotta get them to school. And once I get to work, I'm gonna go up to Kathy and I'm gonna tell her I'm sorry cuz I told her yesterday that I didn't think her scarf was good and blah, blah blah, like . And so I improvised that. on in the first. I did three shows in a row on Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida, and in the first show I improvised that and the, the booker came up to me afterwards and he is like, oh my God.
[01:02:52] Ricky Glore: He's like, that bit with the Bonanza theme was hilarious. I was like, I improvised it. I was like, that's something I'd said to my wife before, but I've never done it on stage. He's like, [01:03:00] that seemed like a fully formed, written out bit. Wow, that's great. And so I was like, you know what? I think I'm gonna work on it for the second show.
[01:03:07] Ricky Glore: And so I fine tuned at second show, and by the third show I had it almost pitch perfect, Uhhuh to the point that the women in the audience, I had to wait for an applause break during the, the rant of what a woman's thinking. Ah-huh. . And so that was one of those of like, it's something my wife and I had done jokingly.
[01:03:29] Ricky Glore: Yeah. And my wife had thought it was funny, but I, I probably did that for the first time five years ago. and Ed never thought about incorporating it, incorporating it into standup Uhhuh .
[01:03:41] Scott Curtis: That's great. And that's great when it like hits so early. When it, when you know, when you know it's good right out of the gate.
[01:03:48] Scott Curtis: That's, that's a fantastic feeling. And it doesn't happen all that often. takes a lot
[01:03:55] Ricky Glore: of work. . That's the comedian's dream. Yeah. That's the lottery. Yeah. Is you're like, okay, in [01:04:00] the middle of my set, maybe I'll do crowd work and you know what that's gonna do, that's gonna open up a door to a new hour set.
[01:04:06] Ricky Glore: Yeah. Or some ideas. Yeah. Rarely does that. And I've tried that, like on the album I have, uh, a q and A portion mm-hmm. that I've started doing because that. that is the closest to like improv. Good improvisers have done it so many times that they'll make you think you're seeing something spontaneous.
[01:04:25] Ricky Glore: Mm-hmm. , but it's ideas and stuff they've worked with before, so they got a good idea. That's a little bit of the magic act or like, um, uh, if you've ever have seen, um, oh my gosh, why am I blanking on his name? Canadian comedian. Um,
[01:04:44] Ricky Glore: oh, there's, um, and Als. Hmm. I'm, I'm blank Har Um, Harlan Williams also. Yeah. He's not the comedian I was thinking of. Harlan Williams does crowd work and he makes everyone think that the, the shows are brand new every time. Yeah. He's done it [01:05:00] so many times. Yeah. He's able to weave in the preconceived
[01:05:04] Scott Curtis: Are you talking about, uh, Ian.
[01:05:07] Scott Curtis: Ian bag. Yeah,
[01:05:08] Ricky Glore: yeah, yeah. My wife saw Ian when I was opening for him years ago in Florida, and she's like, oh my gosh, every show is different. And it was on a Thursday and I was like, are you coming back Sunday? And she's like, yeah. I was like, you'll see how the sausage is made. Yeah. . It's brilliant.
[01:05:22] Scott Curtis: Yeah, it's great.
[01:05:23] Scott Curtis: Yeah.
[01:05:24] Ricky Glore: But it's, yeah, it's, so the q and a is the closest to improv cuz people ask questions a lot of the same questions mm-hmm. , but it's a way that they think you're talking about it for the first time. So they're less judgey, uhhuh and more accepting and willing to laugh, um, at even just of a smidge of an idea.
[01:05:45] Ricky Glore: Yeah. That maybe just what you need to give it, the confidence and, and to build on it. So on the album, um, a bit that came up, and I haven't even written this down or worked it in, is flying there. The TSA agent [01:06:00] patted me down and. Said that on the, the, the, the X-ray screen, it looked, they had to check under my flap.
[01:06:09] Ricky Glore: Oh, my flap, my skin flap, yeah. To make sure I wasn't hiding something. And so this woman asked a question like, do you have any more stories about losing weight? And I just told, not even in a joke's way, hadn't thought of jokes. I just verbatim told the experience I just had from flying from Cincinnati Uhhuh from CVG to Salt Lake City.
[01:06:28] Ricky Glore: And it got a great response that I actually now have to go back and listen to the album and write it down and be like, okay, that I naturalistically presented it this way. Yeah. Can I replicate it that way and will it still
[01:06:40] Scott Curtis: work? Right, right. That's that's great. And, and that's a perfect transition into the newer thing I have going, is this anything?
[01:06:51] Scott Curtis: And uh, so basically, uh, we both bring a joke or a promise to. The, uh, table and [01:07:00] we decide if, um, it, it's good if it can go forward and, um, give each other good gi give each other tags if, um, or, or bring the ball in. Just bring back . The ball is back.
[01:07:15] Ricky Glore: Reel it back in. No more cavemen. Serial killer Ben.
[01:07:18] Scott Curtis: Yeah,
[01:07:19] Scott Curtis: But yeah, see if, uh, see if we got something. And since you are the guest, you get to choose if, uh, you go first or if I go first.
[01:07:27] Ricky Glore: Uh, I want you to go first, cuz I know the two things I'm gonna present are part of, uh, a, a chunk of a bit that's on the album that I'm looking to expand on. Okay. Um, that they're, they're under the same chunk.
[01:07:44] Ricky Glore: Um, I just wanna see if there's more to them. Okay. And actually maybe three jokes. Um, so yeah, you go first. Okay. And, cause I'm excited to, I'm excited to hear yours and like, Comedians will then be like, maybe you [01:08:00] could say it like this. Yeah. And it's like, well, you would say it like that, but that ain't
[01:08:03] Scott Curtis: my voice.
[01:08:04] Scott Curtis: Yeah. That's actually one of the cool things that's come from this is I get more feedback than I've been doing this for three years now and I get more feedback from this and I've gotten from anything and Oh, cool. I, I get people saying, okay, that was good. Here's tags and I don't even know 'em. And it's real, it's really cool when that comes through.
[01:08:23] Scott Curtis: And then sometimes my guest gets tags and I send them over to you. So it's, well
[01:08:28] Ricky Glore: that's, and that's what I love about talking with other comedians. They, you mean you, you know when you sometimes have those comedians that are just like, well, I'm not giving him anything and blah, blah, blah. But like, I love, cuz I, I'm, I'm a writer.
[01:08:42] Ricky Glore: I love thinking in that comedian's voice of being like, oh, I could never say this on stage cuz this doesn't fit my vibe. Yeah. Or what I do. And I was like, but I want to write. I want to give this to you. Yeah. Because I would love to see it have a life than [01:09:00] rather live in a box that will never Yeah.
[01:09:02] Scott Curtis: Right.
[01:09:02] Scott Curtis: Yeah. Yeah. And, and the, it's, it's kind of like a little writer's workshop and it, it, it, it, it, it, it's, uh, it's been working pretty well. So I'm gonna preface this one by saying I need a new opener. And the reason why is because I had the most solid opener that I could ever have, and my appearance changed, so I couldn't do it anymore.
[01:09:25] Scott Curtis: So I used to have hair and I wore contacts, and I had a. Um, I went into a gas station, uh, to buy a soda and the cashier said, Hey, you look like an older Harrison Ford. And so the joke went from there. And basically, what, what's the last Harrison Ford movie you've seen? Because he's 21 years older than I am.
[01:09:51] Scott Curtis: Yes. And, and, and it, it, it really went well. But I don't look like that anymore, so the joke doesn't work. And Bruce Lewis. Yeah. . Uh, yeah, I could, [01:10:00] yeah. That, that might work. Yeah. Yeah. Um, so I'm trying, I'm trying something because I look even scarier now to people than I did then, because I'm bald and I got the permanent Scotland stuff.
[01:10:13] Scott Curtis: So this is something I'm, I, I've put down. That may be an opener. I don't know. Um, okay, here we go. So, uh, I've been told by no less than 30 people over the years that they know somebody who looks exactly like me. My doppelganger is in cities I've never been. I really need to meet them though, because if they actually look like me with the height, the head, the perpetual sco, I wanna know how they're coping because I startled people on the regular.
[01:10:45] Scott Curtis: Every time I'm bei behind someone in a bar and they turn around and see me, it's this, I can see the fear of death in their eyes and I need to know if my doppel gangers have developed a workaround for that. And that's all I got. [01:11:00]
[01:11:00] Ricky Glore: I think the, I would Seinfeld it. Um, so for the first I would do the word economy.
[01:11:07] Ricky Glore: Ah-huh. , uh, of get out as write it down and take a red pen and take out as many words that you can. Mm-hmm. while it still holds it. Um, and I think you have a couple, uh, opportunities for left turns and mrx. Mm-hmm. . So I would go, and again, I will preface this because I don't wanna ever come off a ego test to go of like, this is what you should do.
[01:11:34] Ricky Glore: Yeah. This is, this is what I hear to my ears is I would be like, um, you have no idea how many times I hear. I know someone that looks exactly like you. And so almost cut out like the, the specificity of the thirties of times. Mm-hmm. and people all over and be like, what you said about [01:12:00] you being scary and off-putting.
[01:12:04] Ricky Glore: That almost to me is if there's so many people that are, are, are bald like me, um, why are we like basically a culture that's scare, ugh. . I have two. I have two ideas in my head that I'm trying to work through. So many people look like you. So why is it scary? Ah, yeah. Like if so many people look like you, why is it scary?
[01:12:30] Ricky Glore: When I'm in the majority? Yeah. . And then it's like, so it must be something that I'm personally doing that might Doppel gang or something. So turn it where it's not, what are they doing? Uhhuh, that are comforting others. What are you doing
[01:12:43] Scott Curtis: that to make people uncomfortable.
[01:12:45] Ricky Glore: Yeah. Yeah. Yes. Not figuring out what makes, what are they doing that makes people comfortable with having this Mr.
[01:12:51] Ricky Glore: Clean demeanor. Uhhuh. . Like Mr. Clean's a welcoming guy. Yeah. And he's even a little risque. He's got a earring, so like, yeah. . Um, [01:13:00] but like, so like small little things like that being like, so if there's so many people that look like. , but people are so threatened by me. What is it that I'm doing? I mean, maybe I should stop approaching people with a butcher knife held above my head,
[01:13:15] Ricky Glore: Like, I don't know. Something like that. Or like, I guess I should stop approaching people by saying, give me all your money. Yeah. Or
[01:13:22] Scott Curtis: Yeah. Something. Yeah. Something a little bit ridiculous. Yeah. Yeah.
[01:13:25] Ricky Glore: Like that, that's, yeah. Do that left turn misdirect. Yeah. Of like, I gotta really figure out what I'm doing that if so many people look like me, um, you know, I can never say I'm a one in a million guy Uhhuh because there's bla, I mean, there's an old, a Whitney Brown joke, um, that the population of China is blah, blah, blah.
[01:13:55] Ricky Glore: So if you're, you can look it up on Google. Uhhuh. , it's a good one in a million thing. [01:14:00] Um, . Yeah. That's the angle I would go with is more self-deprecating, less, um,
[01:14:11] Ricky Glore: yeah. You looking so similar to so many people, it's almost as if you are wearing a bald man's costume. Uhhuh. .
[01:14:19] Scott Curtis: Yeah.
[01:14:21] Ricky Glore: Yeah. I don't know. Did that
[01:14:23] Scott Curtis: help? Is there anything? Yeah, yeah. Yeah. And I've really been struggling with it because it's, I know when, I know what the feeling is, is when I walk on stage, it's just like mm-hmm.
[01:14:38] Scott Curtis: this guy does not look like a comedian. He looks, you know, he looks like a bouncer. And, and,
[01:14:45] Ricky Glore: well, and if you're gonna go the angle of the I know what you are all thinking, this guy looks blah, blah, blah. Which is, and I'm gonna say hacky not in the derogatory, hacky team, right? Yeah. That is, that is a, an easy starter.
[01:14:57] Ricky Glore: Yeah. That is the, Hey everyone, like. , [01:15:00] I'm relating to you cuz I know what you're thinking. This guy is, um, Jeff Bezos, Lex Luther, ah, blah, blah, blah. You know, doing all those things, Mr. Clean. But maybe then the bit is you naming so many people like the three I just named Lex Luther and Jeff Bezos could be considered villains.
[01:15:22] Ricky Glore: Yeah. Uh, Mr. Clean could be considered villainous because of the earring. He's a little, yeah. Dangerous. Uh, maybe everyone that you say that you could look like is threatening. Like is is villainous, um, it tech person or I don't know. Yeah. Like, I'm not up here to do comedy. I'm actually here to give you all a PowerPoint presentation on financial blah, blah.
[01:15:50] Ricky Glore: Like, yeah,
[01:15:52] Scott Curtis: yeah, yeah. And I, I tried one that said, you know, everybody thinks I either look like a, um, A [01:16:00] cop, a pharmacist, or a serial killer, and I don't know. I don't know. I don't know how I could be all three of those things and, and that I, I never really got to take that anywhere either. It just, that's,
[01:16:13] Ricky Glore: I mean, that's funny that it's almost like, it's almost like a bullet point of this all being one thing that you just bounce around from, that you really don't spend a lot of time, that it's almost like you rapid fire, hit all these ideas.
[01:16:28] Ricky Glore: If you could figure out a, a smooth way to do it mm-hmm. , but if you did it quick, because that, I think that's hilarious. I look like a cop, pharmacist or serial killer. Just the breakdown of that. Uhhuh, , a cop trust, I mean, mostly trusted. Mm-hmm. . I mean, there's some areas like, no thanks, . Pharmacist, like, yeah.
[01:16:56] Ricky Glore: Pharmacist is non-threatening. I trust them. Mm-hmm. or serial [01:17:00] killers? . Yeah. Yeah. Like, but you trust serial killers. Right. That's why serial killers are so good at what they do. Yeah. Is they get trusted. Yeah.
[01:17:08] Scott Curtis: Um, well, and I could also take it, I, I could also take it, uh, in a direction where I'm like, yeah, the, I, that's just preposterous.
[01:17:20] Scott Curtis: I'm, I'm not smart enough to be a pharmacist and then just let 'em lo and, and I'm not lawful enough to be a cop. And then just leave serial killer out and let them fill in the blank.
[01:17:32] Ricky Glore: Yes, that is, I like that. I think I would, I think that is how I would go first. . And then if you did the, because you have no idea how many times people come up to me and say, you, you look exactly like this person.
[01:17:51] Ricky Glore: I know. Yeah. So I think that is your Then second Yeah. Your opening hit is, um, I know what you're thinking. I look [01:18:00] like I'm either a cop that pulled you over for a speeding ticket, your pharmacist or a serial killer. Mm-hmm. . But I have to be honest, like I'm not smart enough to be a pharmacist. . Yeah. . Um, and I'm not athletic enough to
[01:18:17] Scott Curtis: be a cop.
[01:18:17] Scott Curtis: Yeah. And it's, it's a much quicker, it's, it's, it's a much quicker laugh that way. Yeah. Yes. Yeah. You're getting meat
[01:18:24] Ricky Glore: and potatoes. Yeah. And then you, then you let it hang for a little bit, but not like Ah, so it's cereal killer, right? Yeah. Um, but then you go into, the first thing people always wanna tell me is how much they think I look like someone else, like.
[01:18:41] Ricky Glore: I think there's jokes in there about individualism. Mm-hmm. of, of just like, that you're not special. Um, and then maybe there's a callback to serial killer. Mm-hmm. . Yeah. And like, and you're like, and that's why I have to let everybody [01:19:00] know, like, I don't know, not this, this isn't the joke, but maybe something that's like on par, like John Wayne Gacy dressing up as a clown and going to kids' birthday party.
[01:19:09] Ricky Glore: Like, and that's why I gotta let him know, uh, the blah, blah, blah killer always leaves because I am, I am important And special. .
[01:19:17] Scott Curtis: Yeah, and unique. There you go. Yeah. Yeah. And, and that's dark and
[01:19:23] Ricky Glore: it's weird. And maybe that won't fit like the rest of what you have going on. Uhhuh . But I don't know, maybe if you got them at the top with something like that, then.
[01:19:33] Ricky Glore: You're open for maybe other weirder th I don't know. Yeah.
[01:19:36] Scott Curtis: A and i, I'm a little bit more on the weird side and, and a little bit more angry and stuff like that. Anyway, so that, yeah, I, I can see that working. Th this is, this is great because I've got something that I can do my first two jokes with now and mm-hmm.
[01:19:54] Scott Curtis: and they'll, and they'll both be done in less than two minutes. And then [01:20:00] I can, then I've got 'em going and I can get into the rest of my stuff
[01:20:03] Ricky Glore: and yeah. And that's it. It feels like you have, um, possibilities for good laughter in that, in that first bit of cop pharmacist, serial killer that you hit a lot of, you get self-deprecating, you get re relatability, you get, um, cop and serial killer, which are two semi hot buttoned topics.
[01:20:31] Ricky Glore: right now. Mm-hmm. . Um, yeah, it just seems like, yeah, you have a lot of opportunities to really rope them in right off the bat and then them for, for the audience to get a good sense of what your tone is gonna be for the rest of the show. Uhhuh, , I mean, it's almost like that's your first joke as a cliff.
[01:20:49] Ricky Glore: Notes of what you're gonna get a summarization for the rest of your set. Yeah. Whatever. It's 10 minutes
[01:20:54] Scott Curtis: or whatever. Yeah. Yeah. Excellent. Excellent. Well, that, that, that was a good one and I'm glad I [01:21:00] talked about some of the other things I've tried because I, I think I can make them work together now and, uh, that this whole opening thing has been bugging me for over a year now, cuz I, I, I just haven't, I, I haven't been able to find that one that does as well as the old Harrison Ford one.
[01:21:24] Ricky Glore: Yeah. And I've, I mean, I used to do some dad jokes and some real, um, silly quick non-sequitur mm-hmm. just to loosen up the audience. And that's how I opened my dry. Um, I'm not sure which edit of the dry bar you watched. That's my only complaint about Dry Bar is the one that's up and in full on YouTube doesn't open with the opening of the show.
[01:21:47] Scott Curtis: Yeah. I did the YouTube one, so I didn't see that. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. And so the
[01:21:51] Ricky Glore: opening of the show, that's part of the real special, if you like, watch it on dry bar.com, their app, or you rent it through comedy dynamics, [01:22:00] it opens with, um, a couple quick dumb dad jokes, Uhhuh of just like, by a round of applause, how many people have clapped their hands before.
[01:22:08] Ricky Glore: Yeah.
[01:22:08] Scott Curtis: And I've s I I saw that clip, um, on Yeah, you did it on something else. Yeah. And I thought that was really, I thought that was really funny and it was a great way to start. ,
[01:22:18] Ricky Glore: there were just like three of those jokes. And then it'd be like, okay, I know those are dad jokes, but it's okay. I just had, uh, I just had a ba a baby, I'm a new dad.
[01:22:26] Ricky Glore: Ah-huh. , blah blah blah. And so that was my opener. But then for this new album set, I open with the UK ukulele, which then dovetails into Crowdwork, which I know can be problematic to do crowd work off the bat. Cuz then you're open the audience to talk and stuff. Yeah. But with like the tone of me coming out with the ukulele, the questions that I'm asking and the way that that goes, I feel usually gives the audience a good sense of like, okay, we know what kind of guy this is.
[01:22:58] Ricky Glore: We feel pretty [01:23:00] comfortable with his type of humor that he's not judging us. Yeah. And that at the beginning when you go into the crowd, they're like, oh no, this, that's why I didn't wanna sit up front. Yeah. And then once that's done, I don't, I don't pick on, it's not even picking on the crowd, but like yeah.
[01:23:17] Ricky Glore: They, they get to relax for the rest of the show cuz it's already done. Yeah.
[01:23:20] Scott Curtis: Yeah. And I re I really like that, that part where you said, yeah, I really don't have anything prepared, uh, and you and you're doing an album,
[01:23:32] Ricky Glore: Well, and that's, that was my way of like, that magic trick of like, so many people think my biggest judgment on myself, whether it be acting or standup performing, is I don't feel watching myself that I come off naturalistic, Uhhuh,
[01:23:48] Ricky Glore: I always feel like I can see the machinations of performance happening. Uhhuh, , I always look, I'm like, oh, I'm performing. That's performance. Uhhuh . I can hear it in my voice and blah, blah blah. [01:24:00] Um, so the trick of that, of doing Crowdwork and then. , I felt like the mine of the Crowdwork is, is is welled up, is dry.
[01:24:10] Ricky Glore: Mm-hmm. . I will then try to connect wherever we're at with the pre-written bit and just slide into it. Yeah. And then hopefully I'm on, I'm 20 minutes now into the show and they didn't realize the show really The real show started. Yeah,
[01:24:24] Scott Curtis: yeah, yeah. I can, I can dig that cuz I have, I have the same observations about myself.
[01:24:29] Scott Curtis: I still feel like I'm, I still feel like I'm following an outline and mm-hmm. and, um, and trying to move past that, but it takes a lot of practice to do that.
[01:24:42] Ricky Glore: Yeah. And it's, it, it, it's hard because I think we are always chasing our voice and I still don't know what my voice is. I have. become comforted in knowing that [01:25:00] the humor I am doing and the things I am doing are the things that I want to do.
[01:25:04] Ricky Glore: Right. Right. I'm not going like, well, I can't do that, or I'm not gonna do that because that isn't what I can sell better or whatever. I'm like, I like doing what I'm doing. I like doing what I'm talking about. Mm-hmm. , and I'm going to, that doesn't mean I'm gonna do it. And if the audience doesn't laugh, like that's first and foremost.
[01:25:20] Ricky Glore: Like, all right, that thing's gotta go. Cuz as much as I love doing it, caveman, serial killer, like it's got like , it's gotta be stuff that I like doing that also entertains the audience.
[01:25:29] Scott Curtis: Right, right. Yeah. Yeah. And that's, that's a delicate balance. All right. So what, what you got for me, .
[01:25:36] Ricky Glore: Okay. This is all in the chunk of, and things that have grown, that's on the album, um, a little bit and then can continue on for new stuff, like a new hour.
[01:25:46] Ricky Glore: Mm-hmm. , um, and maybe it'll probably be in the New Hour film. Special or variation of it is the, I know I'm getting older. . Um, three bits are [01:26:00] one, I know I'm getting older by the way that I buy groceries. Um, I get really excited when I'm buying meat and I find, I see one that's, uh, a steak or ground beef for $8 and 87 cents.
[01:26:17] Ricky Glore: But then I see behind it are next to it, one that's $7 and 50 cents. Uhhuh . Um, little joke, like doesn't ever get a real big laugh, but like, something of like that to me is the lottery. Like that's Yeah. The mini win in my day of just like, oh my God. Oh, this what's cheaper? Yeah. ,
[01:26:37] Scott Curtis: we
[01:26:38] Ricky Glore: did it. Yeah. Saved 30 cents.
[01:26:40] Ricky Glore: But like, those are the little things you, you grow to love when you're of a certain age. Mm-hmm. . Um, so that I'm working on, I'll do these first two. Um, I'll mention these first two before doing the third one and see if there's anything more to add to them. The other one is my friend and I that I graduated school [01:27:00] with, uh, high school with in 2004 were at a bar on a Wednesday night and I was looking around and I was like, I said to him, I was like, I think we're the oldest people here.
[01:27:12] Ricky Glore: And he looked at me and very nonchalantly said, yeah, I know we're the oldest people here. And the first thing I thought of was like, oh, he must have like an algorithm or like, there must be something that he knows that I don't, some fact for him to so quickly. Absolutely say that he knows that we're the oldest ones here.
[01:27:32] Ricky Glore: Uhhuh, . And I was like, how, how do you know we're the oldest ones here? He's like, you know how I know we're the oldest ones here? Cuz you just said, I think we're the oldest ones here.
[01:27:44] Ricky Glore: He's like, only people that are old asked that question. Yeah, yeah. No young person is asking. I wonder, we're the oldest ones
[01:27:50] Scott Curtis: here. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I, yeah. The only other thing that you could add to that I think [01:28:00] is whatever music's playing, you absolutely don't know what it is. Uh, and uh, you know, I think,
[01:28:08] Ricky Glore: is that an, is that an alarm?
[01:28:09] Ricky Glore: Is that a fire alarm or is that a hot new track? Yeah. . Should we be concerned? Yeah. It's loud. Yeah. Are they trying to say we need to evacuate
[01:28:21] Scott Curtis: You know, I, I, I, I love jazz, but the beat on this sounds like my rotor's going out or something. You know, Yeah.
[01:28:32] Ricky Glore: When you start liking it to things around your house breaking down and thinking you need to call a professional to fix. Yeah. And that's what you're thinking of. And it's music. Uhhuh, , you know, you're old.
[01:28:43] Ricky Glore: Yeah. I mean, that's a, you might be a redneck, you might be old if Yeah. . The music you're hearing sounds like you're heating an AC unit Conking out. Yeah. Yeah. And you're, and you get upset and sad because you know, the money you get back for tax seasons just [01:29:00] gonna go back into fixing. And now that song has ended and Yeah.
[01:29:05] Ricky Glore: Yeah. You're still thinking about fixing things
[01:29:07] Scott Curtis: around your house. Yeah. You know, another way you could go with that is, you know, this sounds exactly like when my H V A C went out. . Um, and I'm almost positive somebody who was in my house sampling that .
[01:29:25] Ricky Glore: Yes. And is this something from, based off of what you just said, the acronyms that you know Yeah.
[01:29:33] Ricky Glore: Are clear giveaways of your age? Yeah. H V A C is an acronym, you know, when you're over 35, Uhhuh , S t d is an acronym, you know, when you're in your twenties.
[01:29:46] Scott Curtis: Uhhuh, . I've actually got a bit about acronyms and slang. Um, so yeah, that, yeah, that, uh, that makes sense
[01:29:54] Ricky Glore: over word play as like a quick little, little joke inside of a bigger joke.
[01:29:58] Ricky Glore: Yeah. Yeah. That's that [01:30:00] what I said earlier about the extra small versus extra large. Right? Yeah. Um, and it's hard with those because sometimes you just introduce the idea and if you don't present it as a joke, people still think it's interesting. As long as you're not hoping that there's gonna be a laugh there.
[01:30:14] Ricky Glore: Yeah. Right. But I think HV each H H H V A C versus H P V. Yeah. is, I think that could be a good laugh moment. Yeah. Um, because you get the people that like relate to it and then you get the people, almost like Seinfeld said of don't end a joke on a curse word cuz then it's the curse word, getting laugh.
[01:30:36] Ricky Glore: Yeah. HPV V which sometimes I'm like, I don't care if it gets a laugh, I'm moving on to the next one and it'll help me get that. Yeah. That beat, uh, that beat of jokes or that rhythm. Uhhuh . If I get a laugh on H V A C and then a laugh on H P V, fine with it. Yeah. Yeah. Um, so for that first part about meat prices, [01:31:00] there's another joke and maybe it's part of this and a friend kind of gave me this joke was, um, I was at the grocery store.
[01:31:11] Ricky Glore: I'm so old now that I saw buy one get one free and floss. So I bought a lifetime supply of floss. Ah-huh . And I was just like, yeah. So is that the same as the meat thing? It's like, no. Yeah, that's an observation, but it's not necessarily like Yeah.
[01:31:31] Scott Curtis: You know, gut bust something. The only thing that I'm thinking about the meat thing is it needs to come back and bite you in the ass.
[01:31:40] Scott Curtis: Like there, there's a reason why it was 30 cents cheaper. Like it's, it's all because it's less, it's, it's all, it's not as much. Yeah. Well, well it's all bone, it's all gristle. Right. You know, all that elation has to turn into disappointment and Yes. And, and then I think it'll really hit, [01:32:00] but I'm not, I'm not a hundred percent sure.
[01:32:02] Scott Curtis: Okay. I got the meet home and. My wife said she wanted, she wanted strip steaks, not T-bones or something like that. Mm-hmm. , you know, it it something
[01:32:12] Ricky Glore: deprecating about you because like I used to, uh, I had been saying like, it's the differences of, you know, your old base home, what's in your shopping cart Yeah.
[01:32:21] Ricky Glore: Of like, you know, you'd go there and you'd just buy for yourself. Mm-hmm. , you get a 12 pack and you get a bag of chips and a pizza because you're only buying for that night. Right. And when you're older, you're out buying three pounds, six pounds of ground beef and going, oh man, this one's $8 and 37 cents.
[01:32:43] Ricky Glore: Oh, holy grail. This one's $7 and 50 cents. Yeah. like, yeah. And so I think maybe there's more to just getting people into the grocery store, like getting them in that head space. [01:33:00] Mm-hmm. of like, because people. , it's such an arduous thing of grocery shopping and that, if you can find those little delights of like, when you're grocery shopping, if there could be a couple more of those and that could be the under the umbrella of like Yeah.
[01:33:16] Ricky Glore: You know, you're old. Yeah. Because you're finding delights in the grocery store, right?
[01:33:21] Scott Curtis: Yeah. Yeah. There's, I mean, there's a lot of meat on the bone there. I used to do one, uh, about finding a coupon. You know, it, it's a great day. I found somebody left a coupon for, um, Annie per sprint, and on top of that it was, I think it was buy one, get one half off, and.
[01:33:46] Scott Curtis: But the problem is, is I got it. I got it home and it gave me a rash and, and, and, you know, I always mm-hmm. , I always take my good thing that happens and I bookend it [01:34:00] with something, something disappointing. Charlie Brown. Yeah. Yeah.
[01:34:03] Ricky Glore: There's, you got another, well, there's another for the bold thing. Yeah, yeah.
[01:34:08] Ricky Glore: of like, not only do I look like Charlie Brown, but the Cumulus cloud that's been following me for my whole life. Yeah. For whatever . Um, yes. I like, I mean, I think that's a bit onto itself, the karma or the serendipity of like for every good thing that happens in your life, it's followed up by a sour. Yeah.
[01:34:32] Ricky Glore: Yeah. The sweet ain is sweet without the bitter.
[01:34:34] Scott Curtis: Yeah. Yep, for sure.
[01:34:36] Ricky Glore: So the, the third one, this is more of a joke that I've never done on stage. because I want to find a cleaner way to tell it, but I'm wondering if, the only reason why it's funny is because of the dirty, um, is it goes into the, I'm getting older.
[01:34:59] Ricky Glore: I'm getting [01:35:00] older cuz I'm actually going. I've started having to go to funerals of people that I know. People unfortunately, that have died at the same age and like, and nothing is more awkward and more reflective than going to a funeral of someone your age and realizing that you're wearing the exact same thing as the person in the coffin.
[01:35:21] Ricky Glore: How was I supposed to know that he was gonna be buried in a I fuck on the first date? T-shirt
[01:35:33] Scott Curtis: Okay. What? So it's really good the way it is. Um, I mean that's a huge misdirect. Um, But I mean, what other t-shirt could you put in that's clean? Uh, that
[01:35:48] Ricky Glore: hits
[01:35:48] Scott Curtis: is hard. Yeah. It's not, I I can't think of anything that's gonna hit that hard. Um, that turn. Yeah. I mean, um, Hannah Man, Hannah, Montana, [01:36:00] t-shirt, . Yeah.
[01:36:01] Ricky Glore: But how, how is I supposed to know that we'd both be wearing our Dora the Explorer
[01:36:06] Scott Curtis: t-shirts? Yeah. Or yeah.
[01:36:08] Ricky Glore: Yeah. Depending. It's, again, it, it's not gonna hit as hard as No. Like, because one, no one should be wearing a, I fuck on the first date Yeah. T-shirt,
[01:36:17] Scott Curtis: right? Yeah. And wearing
[01:36:19] Ricky Glore: it, or the nerdiness of, of the comedy of it all is, no one should be wearing that.
[01:36:26] Ricky Glore: No one should be buried in it. No one should be wearing it to a
[01:36:28] Scott Curtis: funeral. Right? Yeah. Yeah. But yeah, during the explorer fits there in the same way, but different. Yeah. Um, because you're too, you're, you're both too old to be wearing them. Um,
[01:36:43] Ricky Glore: yeah. And it would probably have to be something that's more prevalent now than even Dora the Explorer, like Coco melon, baby Shark.
[01:36:53] Ricky Glore: Yeah. Or I don't know. But again, yeah, I just, I've racked my brain of being like, [01:37:00] oh, how did I know that we both were gonna be wearing a, I went to blah, blah, blah and all I got this T-shirt, all I got was this T-shirt blah. Or like a, a tourist thing. Mm-hmm. or a big John. Like even if you say Big Johnson, what you're doing is you're just telling a sanitized version.
[01:37:19] Ricky Glore: Yeah. I'm trying to find that network television late night. Yeah. Talk show. Clean version of that joke. Right. Because that goes with my, a bit that has been working, that is new-ish. That is on the album. Um, is the, I know I'm getting old cuz I started saving. plastic grocery bags. Yeah. From the grocery store as trash bags, Uhhuh,
[01:37:41] Ricky Glore: And when people are coming over, we're trying to impress, we switch out the Walmart bags with target bags. Yeah. And then if we're really trying to impress someone, we take out the one Whole Foods bag that we got 10 years ago, . Well,
[01:37:53] Scott Curtis: that's a good be. Yeah. Yeah. The,
[01:37:55] Ricky Glore: the funeral thing works in there with all [01:38:00] that other stuff, but it's not, yeah.
[01:38:06] Ricky Glore: I don't, is there a clean look if anybody is listening, um, or watching this later, or Facebook or whatever, or Twitter and you have one like com like, comment and I would love to find one that is just as ridiculous and hits all the reasons why It's funny. Yeah,
[01:38:28] Scott Curtis: yeah, yeah. That's because I tho those go together so well and, but that punch.
[01:38:35] Scott Curtis: I fuck on. The first day is just perfect. It's go, it's gonna be hard to find one. I I'm gonna be thinking about it all day now. Um, because there's gotta be something
[01:38:49] Scott Curtis: like
[01:38:50] Ricky Glore: band t-shirt, and this is, this is not my first time bringing it up. Like, it's almost like this is a Sudoku or a riddle or a math puzzle Yeah. That I've brought up at least on five [01:39:00] different road trips with other comedians. Yeah. Where I'll just be like, check this, can you come? Like, and it's not even saying like, that is an amazing joke.
[01:39:09] Ricky Glore: It's just like the Olympics of can you make, are some jokes unable to be made clean? Mm-hmm. .
[01:39:19] Scott Curtis: Yeah. You know, you almost, you almost want to have like five t-shirts in the chamber based on how the audience is reacting to your other jokes. Yeah. And
[01:39:35] Ricky Glore: the permutations of the night, because then I've had people, so I said, you get a lot more work if, when people say, can you work clean?
[01:39:42] Ricky Glore: And then you find out what their Yeah. Level of clean that they want is. Ah-huh. . I have had the reverse of that where some people don't wanna necessarily book me because they think it's going to be quote unquote clean comedy. Yeah. Which may be less, less than funny comedy. And [01:40:00] I assure them, I'm like, I can be dirty.
[01:40:04] Ricky Glore: I just don't filter myself. Especially in the improvisations Yeah. Or the crowd work. Um, I'm not gonna be like filthy and vile and disgusting. Yeah. But like, as I have on this podcast, this, this episode has some r moments. Oh. Like the I fucking the first day, like Yeah. That would be considered an r that some places would be like no efforts.
[01:40:26] Ricky Glore: Right. Yeah. But like, so I, I assure them I'm like, There are shows that I've done where they're just like, oh yeah, we want you to, we want you to be a little dirtier. Yeah. And it's like, great. Yeah. And so if I had that joke in three different variances Yeah. The late, the, the clean version, the late night clean, and then the R version, which is what it is.
[01:40:49] Ricky Glore: Yeah. That would be a great one to have. Yeah. And it would be interesting to see if you can make it work just as strong in each permutation.
[01:40:58] Scott Curtis: Yeah, yeah, yeah. The same, [01:41:00] the same response on all Hello Kitty T-shirt. Um,
[01:41:05] Ricky Glore: yeah. Well, I mean, yeah. The a like, yeah. Yeah. Hello Kitty. Something that is, um, a, a close to 40 year old man should not be wearing this.
[01:41:18] Ricky Glore: Yeah, yeah, yeah. I mean, that's funny. Yeah. Figuring out something that is that, is that what is current that is associated.
[01:41:32] Ricky Glore: Oh, well maybe it's, what are those half shirts?
[01:41:40] Scott Curtis: Crop tops. Yeah. Crop tops. But how did I know we both were gonna be
[01:41:44] Ricky Glore: wearing crop tops? Yeah. Maybe. I don't think it hits as as, as well, but
[01:41:50] Scott Curtis: yeah. I might try that. You try, you could try that, you know? Yeah. You, you, you can have a throwaway line at the end of that and say, and our blazers match too.[01:42:00]
[01:42:03] Ricky Glore: Yeah.
[01:42:03] Scott Curtis: How so? You're wearing, you're wearing a t-shirt, you're wearing a crop top with a blazer, and it makes it even more ridiculous. Yeah.
[01:42:11] Ricky Glore: How did I know? We'd both be wearing crop tops and that pinstripe blazer for men's warehouse. Yeah.
[01:42:21] Ricky Glore: That's, I I like that. I like the, the little hat on a
[01:42:24] Scott Curtis: hat. Yeah. Yeah. I like that. Like, look,
[01:42:27] Ricky Glore: they didn't ba look, they weren't completely ridiculous and buried him in just a crop top. Yeah. They put a blazer
[01:42:33] Scott Curtis: on him. Yeah. Yeah. They dressed it up a little bit. He's his favorite crop top. Yeah. Have you ever worked with Jeff Boart?
[01:42:40] Scott Curtis: No,
[01:42:40] Ricky Glore: but I am familiar of Jeff Boar. He, he, he,
[01:42:43] Scott Curtis: I've definitely seen this poster and yeah, he is the, the king of those throwaway lines that almost overshadow the punch. And it's, it's kind of like when Gaffigan goes into his voice. Uh, but yeah, but he does a, it is just a throw, it is just a throwaway line at the end of, end [01:43:00] of a joke.
[01:43:00] Scott Curtis: And it, it seems like it's totally off the cuff, but sometimes it actually overshadows a punch a little bit. And so that heart, yeah, that laugh that he started just rolls for longer and longer because of that. And, uh, he's got an album on Spotify. You sh you should listen to that to understand those throwaway lines cuz he is the master of it.
[01:43:25] Ricky Glore: Yeah, I, I, I will. And that is different comedians who I've witnessed who, who can do that. Who, like you said, just keep the, the rhythm. and the laughter rollercoasters still rolling, and then they've moved on to their next thing and the laugh hasn't stopped. Yeah. Like the wave is still going in some way.
[01:43:44] Ricky Glore: Yeah. That's, it's
[01:43:45] Scott Curtis: masterful. Yeah. Yeah. He's great at that. Um, so where can, uh, folks find you on the social medias website and all that kind of stuff? I'm everywhere.
[01:43:55] Ricky Glore: You wanna Google my name? Um, you can find me, which is [01:44:00] such a weird thing to say, like, before online and social media, if you went up to a stranger and was like, Hey, follow me.
[01:44:08] Ricky Glore: Yeah. not only follow me like what I'm doing. Yeah. like, it's so weird. And that is the hardest part about this business of like self-representation and branding and marketing, blah, blah, blah, like all that. But like Instagram at Atlo Ricky, you'll hear all about upcoming film projects, shows where I'm going.
[01:44:31] Ricky Glore: Um, Ricky gore.com. It hasn't been updated, but it should. get you to all of the social medias of like, TikTok, Twitter. I use Twitter primarily as a writing tool. Uhhuh for word economy. Yeah. Um, that's what I felt it's best for. And then Facebook, uh, dot com slash Ricky Gore comedy, I mean, it's kind of just all the same stuff shared on all the same platform.
[01:44:58] Ricky Glore: Yeah. There's no [01:45:00] uniqueness Yeah. Really to any of it. But, um, yeah, be on the lookout for all your friends are dead coming out. Um, what we're gonna be doing with some more movies, if you wanna search my name on iTunes for, um, or Spotify for, uh, the two albums that are out, dad bought special, it's out, the special recording in April, which my guests will come out probably in the fall or summer.
[01:45:21] Ricky Glore: Mm-hmm. . Um, I'm not sure what that's gonna be titled yet. Um, but check all that stuff out and if you wanna hear me talk about more nerdy horror movie things when I was doing promotion for all your friends are dead. , you can iTunes, search me or Spotify and you'll see all the guest appearances that I did.
[01:45:39] Ricky Glore: Yeah. On horror podcast where one one show's called top five where he let me pick the subject and it was top five masks in a horror movie. Okay. And we immediately got rid of Michael Myers, face, ghost Face and Jason cuz we were like those. Of course. Clearly they're Mount Rushmore. [01:46:00] Ah-huh . So let's talk about other ones that people may not be as familiar with.
[01:46:05] Ricky Glore: Ah-huh. . So I think we each did five and then like a couple honorable mentions, which is a great way to. , like you were saying about introducing Fantasm or Hammer movies. Yeah. Great way to introduce people to some horror movies that they might not be
[01:46:18] Scott Curtis: familiar with. Right? Yeah. Yeah. I'm gonna check those out.
[01:46:21] Scott Curtis: Being, being the horror geek that I am. So yeah, that definitely The Five Five Top Masks. That,
[01:46:28] Ricky Glore: that, that was a, that was one of my favorite ones cuz it was specific. Another one is, um, that it, and I'm getting ready to record another episode for them is, um, oh, I don't wanna mis say it. Say like, I'm gonna be like, yeah, they're really good and I like 'em and I can't remember their name.
[01:46:43] Ricky Glore: They're Tip, they're Terrified. And Tipsy Podcast. Oh, . So G H E Y apostrophe r e. Terrified and Tipsy Podcast. Uhhuh . They do watch along. So they did a watch along to um, a short horror movie I made called Racist, R [01:47:00] A C Y S T. Okay. And it was like a David Kronenberg Body Horror Oh, , um, horror short film I made.
[01:47:08] Ricky Glore: They did a watch along to that and I love their response that when I was promoting All Your Friends Are Dead, I came on for a full episode and we just nerded out about horror and it's these two women that are hilarious, Uhhuh and just have just a, a different outlook on horror and they watch everything.
[01:47:27] Ricky Glore: That's cool. But they are like stereotypical, like Midwestern kind of mom vibes. Yeah. Uhhuh . And so like their approach and their comments on it are really funny. Yeah. That's
[01:47:37] Scott Curtis: great. I'll check that one out too. Excellent. Well, thanks so much for being on the show. This is one of my favorite, uh, writing exercises cuz I've got, yay, I've got some meat to take away to my next open mic.
[01:47:51] Scott Curtis: If
[01:47:51] Ricky Glore: you ever want to do a condensed version of just like a, an offshoot episode that is just like the writer's [01:48:00] room or whatever uhhuh, that's just that Uhhuh , I'd be more than happy to come on. And I bet you other comedians would, I mean, just hearing again your approach to the different things. Yeah. Um, yeah.
[01:48:12] Ricky Glore: I think it's such a valuable tool. Yeah. Because sometimes in your community, comedians can get a little stingy and they're just like, well, I'm not gonna give you gold. Right? Yep. , what are you gonna do? You gonna put that in the bank and collect some interest on it? Yeah.
[01:48:31] Scott Curtis: Yeah, that's, it's very true. And I, I, I always come out of these with, with more ideas even beyond what I've talked about. And, and that's, that's, that's gold right there, because sometimes it's hard to think of those premises and, uh, cool. It's,
[01:48:48] Ricky Glore: it's good stuff to be in the right, to be in
[01:48:50] Scott Curtis: the right head space.
[01:48:51] Scott Curtis: Yeah. All right. Well thanks so much for being on the show and, uh, everybody check out ricky glory.com and [01:49:00] also that movie. I can't wait till the, till the movie comes out. All your friends are dead. Thank you so
[01:49:06] Ricky Glore: much. Thank you for having me.
[01:49:07] Scott Curtis: Yeah, let me.
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