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Sunday, December 27, 2009

It's Good News, Bad News Time!!!

With 2009 wrapping up, it is time for the final Good News Bad News Segment of the year. I can't wait to see how much good news 2010 will bring. Without any further ado... it's Good News, Bad News Time!!!

Good News: ESPN reports Tiger Woods slipped up with his problems in 2009.
Bad News: Really? Looks like he slipped up 15 times. At this point Tiger needs to learn how to walk again.

Good News: Looks like my Mets have finally made a big signing in the offseason.
Bad News: It's not Bay, it's Kelvim Escobar. You remember him, the guy who made ONE major league appearance in the last two season because of injury. Looks like Minaya is doing his best to be fired in 2010.

Good News: Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush got back together before the end of 2009.
Bad News: Reggie will have to ask Bruce Jenner for Kim's hand in marriage. Quick tip Reggie, if Bruce looks surprised it is not because he is surprised. His last face lift left him with that look. Permanently!

Good News: It looks like the New York Jets will beat the undefeated Indianapolis Colts.
Bad News: America gets to listen to Jets nation brag how they beat up on a Colts team minus Manning, Wayne, Mathis, Freeney, and Clark. Congrats on that noteworthy win against the replacements, two cheerleaders and the guy who puts cheese on the nachos.

Good News: To the Jets fans who hated me for the last comment, just know my New York Giants were not only eliminated from the playoffs, but embarrassed on their final home game in Giants Stadium.
Bad News: I get to watch all the New York Knicks and New York Mets games while I wait for the next NFL season to start. Hold on let me just walk away for a minute. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Ok, I should be better now. Just think happy thoughts. Think happy thoughts.

and to show something new for 2010, I will reverse the order for the last one.

Bad News: Ted Kennedy died this year.
Good News: God finally got the right Kennedy.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Things You Should Say on a Job Interview

Have you ever been on a job interview? Did you want to say what you felt to the mundane questions asked to you? Have you ever had to bullsh*t your way through the interview? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then this blog is for you. I have taken the most common interview questions and gave the Mike Garb answer.

What is your biggest strength?
Leg press. I have uncanny strength in my legs. I could probably lift a midget family of 5.

What is your biggest weaknesses?
A thin brunette with big bombs, long legs, a short skirt, those hot little secretary glasses, and an ass that you want to take a bite out of. Kind of like the picture of the woman on your desk. If that's your wife all I can say is, money CAN buy anything.

What future do you see for yourself?
Well if you hire me, and completely over pay me, then I will be able to hook up with my biggest weakness.

What is your proudest moment?

At my last job, I once completed a live Fantasy Football draft without being interupted. It was a money league, and I went on to win 1st place that year. Best thing that ever came out of that place. Well, that and the fact that I hooked up with the office whore.

What have you struggled with, and how did you overcome it?
I have this 'could care less' look on my face during office meetings. To deal with it, and oh man, this is the greatest part. I learned how to completely zone out in any and all office meetings, but still am able to nod my head. It looks like I'm actually taking interest in the useless updates and statistics you may think are golden and important.

How do you think a friend or someone who knows you well would describe you?
Is it my friend Al? If it's him, then he'll tell you I'm a complete @$$hole. He's still mad that I left him at a bar, with the purse holding fat chick, while I hooked up with her hot friend. If you ask any of my ex-girlfriends, then they will probably tell you I am a self centered loser who only cares about himself. Which is total bullsh*t. If I didn't care, then why would I make a drunk call at 3 am to tell them they may have crabs.

In what ways have your college experiences prepared you for a career?
Oh that one is easy. I have learned how to go out, on a weekday, and get sh*t-faced drunk and still function the next day. I mean even if I go home with some random sea donkey, I still can get to where I should be the next day.

How do you work under pressure?

I hate working under pressure, can't stand it. I mean how would you like it if I looked over your shoulder the whole day, and then asked for an update every five minutes. HEY!! IT'S STILL NOT FREAKING DONE YET. STOP ASKING ME!! WHEN IT'S DONE I'LL LET YOU KNOW, TRUST ME I WANT YOU OFF MY @$$ A.S.A.P.

Well I hope you enjoyed these answers, and I only hope that you think of these next time you find yourself on one of those truly boring interviews.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Marley and Me Makes Men Cry!!

So I just wrapped up another exciting email with my 'Lunch Crew' buddies, LC for short. The reason we call ourselves this, is we all used to go to lunch together while working at the same company. I don't want to come out and publicly say what crappy company it is, but it believes HEALTHCARE should be UNITED. Hold on while I take a quick call from my legal representation...
Ok, I'm back. This is the time of year the LC talks mostly about the fantasy football league we all created, and any other crazy topic we can come up with. Today we learned most of us, and I mean those who possess a heart, teared up during Marley and Me. You probably are asking; Why would you admit this? Why did you rent this? and Did you just admit to watching an Owen Wilson movie? The answers are simple. Denial is the first step to recovering from this travesty; Because Netflix didn't send me my first pick - The Proposal; and don't forget You, Me, and Dupree.
Most of the LC admitted to shedding a tear or two, and it's the typical man way of tearing. You pretend to yawn a bunch of times to stop yourself from bursting out and screaming "WHHHHYYYYY MARLEY, HE'S JUST A DOG." The ones who didn't admit to crying during the movie, did later sob quietly in the corner of their shower muttering "it's ok Marley, you're in a better place now." Well...maybe that's now how it happened, but they had to cry at some point. Right? When I think back on the movie now I still cry, and not because Marley died in the end. Try explaining to everyone that an Owen Wilson made you cry...(single tear).
I would like to that the LC for giving me the material and inspiration to write this blog. I'd like to say permission, but they won't know I wrote this until after I publish. The LC claims they read my blogs, so let's just call this a test for them. Be sure to go to for a list of my upcoming shows, pictures and videos of me. Also, tune in to my next blog called "Meet The LC"

Monday, November 9, 2009

It's Good News, Bad News Time!!

Hey Mike Garb fans!! Guess what time it is??? It's...Good News, Bad News Time. With every piece of Good News, there is always Bad News.

Good News: A-Rod and the Yankees won the World Series.
Bad News: Side effects may include: excessive celebration, nausea, bacne, swelling of the head, and the voices of grown men from Yonkers screaming "Got Rings? We got 27 of dem"

Good News: I just beat Guitar Hero 5 on Expert.
Bad News: I just beat Guitar Hero 5 on Expert.

Good News: Tampa Bay Bucs got their first win of the season.
Bad News: If my math skills are correct, every nine weeks means next celebration party will be Week One of the 2010 season. And if my prediction skills are correct, Bucs fans will hear "With the 1st pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Bucaneers select..."

Good News: Jon and Kate are in court and their show on TLC maybe over.
Bad News: The TLC channel is premiering their new show called Jon and Kate Battle Over 8

Good News: The Dallas Cowboys are in 1st place in the NFC East.
Bad News: The Tony Romo-mentum train stops in December.

Good News: Britney Spears has a new perfume out, and you can buy it at your local Walmart.
Bad News: It smells like trailer park, sprinkle cheese, and crystal meth.

Good News: I still have a chance to win this week's game in my Fantasy Football League.
Bad News: To do it, I need Hines Ward to catch 6 TD's and run the length of the field on each catch. Right now, even Steelers fans are laughing at me.

Good News: Me and Renee (my girlfriend) just exchanged our Christmas wish lists with each other. Her list includes more winter clothes, DJ Hero, and weight loss books.
Bad News: With the exception of the first one, how the hell am I going to explain that to the cashier? "No sir, I swear she really wants to diet and play DJ Hero."

Good News: The New York Giants finally get a bye week, after losing 4 straight games. Hopefully that gives their injured defense some time to heal up.
Bad News: Other NFL teams currently on a skid of 4 or more games are the Redskins, Lions, and 49ers. It's true. Misery DOES love company.

Good News: Renee's cats licked my face. She tells me it is a sign of affection.
Bad News: I just caught them drinking out of the toilet bowl.

If you like what you read and want more of Mike Garb, please read his other blogs as well. You can also go to for a list of upcoming shows, video clips, pictures, and to Experience The Funny!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Mommy, I wanna be a douche bag when I grow up.

Nobody says they want to be a douche bag when they grow up, but they should start striving to be # 1. Think about the top douche's of the past couple of years and you will find Kanye West, Jon Gosselin, and Spencer Pratt. What do they all have in common? They all remain rich, even through these tough financial times.
Kayne West - Kayne is taking a turn for the worst and going to the darkside of douche baggery. He honestly took the time and effort to interrupt Taylor Swift winning an MTV award. AN MTV AWARD. Is anyone shocked a 17 year old won an award that is voted on by 17 year olds? Apparently at least one guy was. Who gives a sh*t what MTV thinks? They greenlit the show Bromance. The two ways Kayne can escape his douche nozzle status is to 1.) make an album equivalent to the skills of The College Dropout or 2.) at the next MTV award cermony drive a wooden stake through every cast member of Twilight. You now know what you have to do Mr. West.
Jon Gosselin - Jon took the express to Doucheville, and is the local superhero. He already has his Ed Hardy DB suit and cape on, and is the only man in history to be famous for his wife saying "Oops, the test tube must have had six." His family makes $50,000 an episode everytime his 8 kids and ex-wife, turned human pez dispencer, Kate are exploited on the TLC channel. Since the show maybe canceled and the money may dry up, we need not worry about his family. If, by some miracle, the Gosselin's go poor; I'm sure Angelina Jolie and Madonna will adopt those little Asian babies right off him.
Spencer Pratt - Talk about the creme de la creme of all douche's. He is not only at the top of his game, but is not going away anytime soon. This walking abortion makes me hate the MTV network and all of its affiliates. I pray everyday that I become a billionaire, so I can buy out MTV and knock it down and make a parking lot out it. Spence has the greatest beard known to man. I'm not talking about the one on his face, I'm talking about the one on his arm. Heidi, his wife who was paid for by viewers like you, is about as useful as a filled colostomy bag. This dou from hell has formed together, like Vol-tron, and become an unstoppable force. Whether they are embarrassing themselves on a reality show or getting punked by Al Roker, these closet baggers are going to be one tough son of a DB to beat.
So there you have it, three quick reasons why we should all strive to be douche bags. If not for the fame and fortune, at least for the comradery.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Experience the Pain, the Struggle, and the Funny!!

Within the next couple of days I will be posting my trials and tribulations of being a comedian. You, as a reader, will be able to feel what it is like on and off stage. Comedy is not easy, but it is the reward that all comedians seek. The reward, in our case, is laughter. A mysterious emotion that is unique to each and every individual. What makes one laugh and the other not? What makes something funny to one, yet offensive to another? Come with me as I experience the pain, the struggle, and...THE FUNNY!!

Mike Garb’s Really Really Awkward…Groupings?

Only an awkward comedian, like me, could come up with an even more awkward ranking system for the NFL. Sure, it’s only week six in the NFL, but teams are already showing signs of how they will finish the season. Instead of debating who # 1 in the NFL is, I have divided all 32 teams into some fun groups that you and the family can enjoy. Without any further delay, onto the first group.

The Are You There God? It’s Me Group. These are for the teams that are so terrible the players start to question if there is a higher power, while their fans actually start to pray for just ONE WIN. It’s sad when your fans stop doing ‘the Wave’ and start holding hands and singing Kumbai’a.

32. St Louis Rams – This team is starting to pile up more injuries than the Mets, and will most likely have a season just as miserable.

31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – When your team has had 20,000 fans not show up for games what else can be said? Your fans have already given up and it only been 6 weeks. I guess this is a bad time to mention the Patriots are coming to town. Hello 0 and 7!!

30. Tennessee Titans – What a difference a year makes. This is the same team that went 13 and 3 and was the top seed in the AFC and NFL. Well, at least Jeff Fischer can start to play Vince Young. Remember him Titan fans, the QB you drafted that hasn’t show much in 4 years.

The We Wasted The Good Pick for You Group. These teams have shown fans they have already overachieved by getting one win. Hope you like the win too, because it is just good enough to take them out of the running for the first overall pick in 2010.

29. Cleveland Browns – Tim Tebow and Colt McCoy will be in the draft this year, so hope for one to be available to fix your current QB situation. Hell, Sam Bradford’s injured shoulder is better than what you have now.

28. Detroit Lions – Well, at least you won’t go winless again.

27. Kansas City Chiefs – How’s that Matt Cassel trade working out for ya? Hard to tell when your ‘Things to Do List’ have a check mark next to QB and WR. Good job! Two down and only 50 more positions left to fill. Who said there are no good jobs out there?

They Are Who We Thought They Were Group. These are for the teams who are just flat out predictable.

26. Washington Redskins – This team should be renamed “Where Winless Teams Win.” The Dead-skins have given Detroit, Carolina, and Kansas City their first win. If only we could get the Rams, Bucs, and Titans on their schedule.

25. Oakland Raiders – Jamarcus Russell, you just won the Superbowl. What are you going to do now? I’m going to Walt Disney World. Yup, it sounds even funnier when you say it out loud. This is never happening Raiders fans.

24. Buffalo Bills – Good news, you fired the offensive coordinator. Bad news, this gives Trent Edwards more freedom.

23. Seattle Seahawks – Injury riddled team least year, injury riddled team this year. Why were they a sleeper pick by most of ESPN? Great job Bristol, you can make it up to us by another hilarious Scott Van Pelt commercial.

The Chris Berman Back Back Back to the Drawing Board Group. I know what you are thinking. He just took a shot at the leading Sports Network, and now is making a category for their most annoying employee? I’m a struggling comedian looking for a stable job, gotta kiss some corporate butt. Interested in hiring me or booking me for any corporate gig? You can see more of me at (Shameless Plug# 1).

22. Carolina Panthers – You know you need to rethink things when your QB has thrown double digit INT’s (10) and single digit TD’s (4). I can’t wait until Delhomme throws more INT’s than his jersey number. That maybe in two weeks at this rate.

21. Miami Dolphins – You mean to tell me having Serena and Venus Williams, Gloria Estefan, and Marc Anthony as owners isn’t a winning formula? Nope. At this point, throw in Kanye West. It would be great to see a post game conference interrupted by Kanye saying “Yo Sporano, I’ll let you finish, but you lost because the other team was better.”

20. Jacksonville Jaguars – When your owner announces that Tim Tebow would be a great addition to your NFL team, you need to rethink much more than your season.

The Blinded by The Light Group. This is dedicated to all those teams that start off hot and have the whole league glaring at them in amazement. We are all blinded by the light, but soon realize that those lights are attached to a Mac Truck, and we are the deer.

19. Dallas Cowboys – Usually the ‘Boys' wait until December before they tank. Looks like Christmas has come early. Whooo hooooooooooo.

18. New York Jets – Every year the Jets get their fans excited, and every year the same warning signs are ignored. *Beep beep* SMACK!! The fans hopes are the same as that poor deer. Splattered all over the place.

The Whoa –O, Livin’ On A Prayer Group. These teams are probably not going to win it all, but they will hang on until the very end. Their season leaves you feeling the same as when you hear this Jovi song in a club, bar or at a wedding. While the song is playing you’re having a good time. You’re dancing like a maniac, and are singing every word. But when it’s over you feel the same. Disappointed in yourself.

17. Houston Texans – You beat some good, you beat some bad, you take them all and then you have the fact of life. The facts of life.

16. Arizona Cardinals – Consider last years run like Scot Baio’s career. A valiant effort.

15. San Francisco 49ers – Good news, you finally signed Crabtree. Bad news, he gets to experience mediocrity.

14. San Diego Chargers – This category was built for your team. Every year it takes a miracle run for your team to make the playoffs. However, this year Denver looks like they won’t be blowing their insurmountable lead.

The Hanna Montana Group. Sure these teams may look like rock stars by their appearance, but take off that blonde wig as what do you have? A normal team.

13. Philadelphia Eagles – It’s hard to be considered a contender, when you lose to the Raiders. It’s week 7 and in Philly that can only mean one thing? Queue the fan chants to bring on the back up QB. Ladies and Gentlemen, Michael Vick. On a sidenote, how funny would it be to have Andy Reid in a blonde wig.

12. Green Bay Packers – We are just two sacks away from Aaron Rodgers making a rap video about how he is deleting his Twitter account, because he’s sick of hearing from his fans.

11. Chicago Bears – Cutler may have cried his way out of Denver, but the fans are the ones crying about their poor redzone performances.

10. Baltimore Ravens – 3 and 0 followed by 0 and 3. Keep the wig, because you have been scalped.

9. Cincinnati Bengals – Some weeks you look like Hanna Montana and some weeks you look like Miley. Who is the real one? I can’t tell.

The Jon and Kate Plus 8 Group. These teams start off well and you think nothing can go wrong, then BAM!! Something crazy happens, your season is ruined, and someone turns into a douche bag.

8. Pittsburgh Steelers – BAM!! Polumalu and his curls go down and the defense struggles. If you turn the ball over anymore, the season will not turnout well. Finally, I am betting money Willie Parker will be the D Bagger. He will start to complain right when he realizes he isn’t the best RB on the team.

7. Atlanta Falcons – Good team, good QB, but lacking a running game. Not going to end pretty, especially when Tony Gonzalez starts to bring up his basketball over football thoughts.

6. Denver Broncos – The BAM!! I’m waiting for is for Kyle Orton to act like Kyle Orton.

The Last Year is in the Past Group. These teams had a “What had happened was?” moment last year, but are showing that they will be in the mix at the end of the season.

5. New England Patriots – Tom Brady is back and they scored 59 against the Titans, with the Tampa Bay Bucs next on their schedule. Brady can pull a Jordan at the Foul Line and start throwing to the endzone with his eyes closed, and STILL win this game.

4. New York Giants – Their season ended after Plaxico, Buress’ed himself at a club. This year, Eli has done a good job distributing the ball, and the run game is still strong. Hopefully their defensive stand in The Big Easy was just a blip on the radar.

The Brett Fav-orites Group. These are the teams that should be favored to win it all this year. They are strong, have it all, and haven’t been beaten.

3. Minnesota Vikings – How fitting the Favre lead team is in this group. The secret to this formula is, take a good team and just add Favre. But the biggest threat on this team is still Peterson and his freakish running abilities.

2. Indianapolis Colts – The Colts could be #1 once their defense heals up and becomes dominant. Until then just enjoy the Peyton Manning and Justin Timberlake commercials.

1. New Orleans Saints – How fitting they Brees’ed through the NY Giants defense and scored 48 on a good team. There is your quality win, and there is you #1 team…so far.

That is my week 6 wrap up, more to coming in the following weeks. Please visit my website for more on me and my blogs. (Shamless Plus #2).

Welcome to Mike Garb's Blog

Hello Friends and Fans, and welcome to my blog. Let me start off and tell you a little about me. I'm a stand up comedian from Connecticut, who is looking to make it in the rough business of comedy. I have been telling jokes and honing my craft for the past 3 years and have found some success. I have performed with such talents as Rich Vos (from the O & A Show), Rick Shapiro (he was Uncle Jerry on HBO sitcom Lucky Louie), Lisa Landry (as seen on Comedy Central), Ted Alexandro (as seen on Comedy Central), as well as countless others. I decided to start a blog to show what it is like for a struggling comedian who is starting out in the business. A lot of documentaries show the road life of comedians who are already famous, or who already have made it big. I want the fans to see what it is really like. The trials and tribulations of a comedian, and how difficult comedy really is. It's one thing to tell jokes to your friends, but it is not as easy to tell jokes on stage to people you have never met. If comedy was as easy as fans think, then everyone would tell jokes for a living. I also started a blog to just write some funny things for you to read, and for me to pick up fans along the way. If you like anything you read you can see more of me at my website, I have video clips, pictures, as well as a list of my upcoming shows. You can also follow me on twitter and facebook under Mike Garb. Thanks for all of your support!!