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Here is the very first of many, many, many episodes of the Natty bumpercr DYT Comedy Podcast! It is from a night in April at the Oak Barrel Pub in West Orange, NJ – and – it was a lot of fun.

I hope you enjoy.

If you have any thoughts or comments, let me know!

Hugs and kisses,

Natty Bumpercar

I’m Natty Bumpercar, and I’m a stand-up comedian who currently lives in New Jersey (you are at my website – maybe you already know this). I realized that I go onstage to tell jokes to people, a lot. So, I thought that it would be cool to make this podcast to try to document every show, open-mic, and whatnot that I do. Some of it is going to be repetitive – but – I’ll add commentary – and it might be interesting to see how different variables – locations, crowd, the lights, the sound system, the producer, my relationship with the other comics, me – affects how things turn out. It’ll also be nifty to see what kind of evolution there is to my act as time goes on.

I’ll post full sets, with the dates and location of the show – so that you can keep track on your “What is Bumpercar up to?” peg board. I’ll update as new shows happen and each podcast will vary in length – depending on how long each show was.

Maybe it’ll be a disaster. Maybe it’ll be fun. At the very least, I think it’ll be a cool experiment.

Yesterday, I wanted soup – really – really badly. I was feeling miserable sick and stuffed up with a balloon for a head and I figured that soup was the only way to go.

However – there was none in the cupboard . . .

So I decided to improvise!

I had some leftover roasted cauliflower in the fridge – so – I dumped that into some chicken stock. Since I was feeling under the weather – chicken stock seemed like a swell way to go. Next up, I added about a half a head of raw garlic in . . . not a clove, a head. I wanted a super-dose of garlic to kick my cold out. Then a little handful of barley, the rest of the baby arugula and a big dollop of chili-garlic sauce.

I was really betting on the garlic to set me straight. I was also kind of hedging that bet by adding the hot sauce – just in case.

I then let all of it simmer in a pot for about 20 minutes – to make sure that the garlic got nice and mushy – – – and then whamm-o! It was time to eat.

The end result was tasty and spicy and pretty much a grand success. The cauliflower had fallen apart into little bits, the garlic was proper and the heat was abundant. I ate and ate and ate and then ended up going to the doctor – because the stuffed head managed to get worse – somehow – instead of better.

Oh well! At least I got a nice bowl of experimenting with what is in the kitchen soup!

Do you experiment in your kitchen? Or are you more of a stick with a recipe type – or – maybe a stick with the bags of pre-made stuff that comes in the box from the store – or – last maybe – one of those that just has nice people who come to your house and give you your food all ready made?

I’m itching to know . . . Maybe you will let me know?? Uhm . . . maybe??