Contact Me…Please?

Someday, perhaps, our contact can escalate into this kind of intimacy.

Here’s how you can get in touch with me if you want to book me for stand-up comedy or if you just want to chat about life and all of its wonderful intricacies.

Facebook. Join this group if you are a fan or if you want to insult the people who are foolish enough to be fans of mine.

Twitter. All the kids are doing it.

Email. Drop me a line old school. It’s the new snail mail.

One Response to “Contact Me…Please?”

  1. Hi D.J.

    I am fascinated by the fact that you are a comedian who wears hearing aids because I wear two as well. Way back in the dark ages (aka: the sixties), doctors didn’t give out as many antibiotics as they do today. Consequently, I lost about 60 per cent of my hearing. I only got my first hearing aid at age 21 (in the mid to late 70s, no one insisted upon two hearing aids because of the high costs) when I couldn’t even hear sound coming from a teaching assistant, let alone words. Thank goodness for today’s technology because I now hear sounds that I have never heard before.

    Btw: I went to school (university) for theatre arts. Part of the appeal is that on the stage, everyone speaks louder and the scripts are pre-written. This helped me to cope.

    1) Have you ever had to change batteries in the middle of a set?
    2) Have you ever been heckled, and how did you handle it?
    3) I have had trouble identifying the direction the sound is coming from (although the new technology has helped correct this to a major extent). Has this ever been an issue for you? How do you handle it?

    One part of me has always wanted to try standup, but I fear not being able to hear the hecklers and then coming back at them with something totally unrelated to their comment. One part of being hard-of-hearing that I really hate is being seen as “stupid” because I don’t appear to be paying attention, or I answer something totally unrelated to the discussion. Over the years, I have learned too that people don’t want me to keep asking them to repeat themselves, so I have learned to respond to the look or their faces rather than the actual words. I have learned to smile and laugh when they appear to be saying something funny. Have you ever done this yourself?

    I really think what being hard-of-hearing gives people is a strong ability to read the body language of people. It’s not always the words that someone speaks which communicates the most. I would think this ability would be an advantage for a comedian. Do you agree?

    Incidentally, we live in the Ottawa area. I would love to see one of your sets sometime. Anything coming up soon?

    Anyway, that’s it for now. I would love to hear from you. Your set on the CBC yesterday really made my husband and myself laugh. You have a great gift.

    All the best,


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