Plrknib is a memoir about my experience doing stand-up comedy in Cincinnati in 1980-81 when I was 16-17 years old.
I’m going to be serializing it weekly over at www.plrknib.com. It’s about 35+ chapters, so depending on how fast I post, it should be complete by the fall.
Most of the entries will be straight chapters from the book. But I’ll also be doing some meta chapters – over there and over here – like this one, explaining what’s going on behind the scenes.
“Plrknib” itself is the name of a single, extremely important joke that appears about halfway through the story.
Almost every stand-up comic mentioned in the book is real, and many of them are still going strong today. (Where and when appropriate, I’ll link to them and their websites.) And d.w. eye was the very real comedy club we all performed at.
The rest of the names (e.g. people from high school, etc.) are, for the most part, changed.
If you were a teenager in the late 70’s/early 80’s – or a fan of stand-up – and other – comedy of the day, this should be right up your alley.
Thanks for taking the trip with me.