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Jun 23, 2011 dan-rad commented on Racist Queers.
Wow, more trolls in these comments then on a secretary's desk in the 90's.

Great job, Solomon. Most of these people probably didn't read beyond the first sentence. Also, for those complaining about snark:

A. He's a stand up comic.

B. You are reading The Stranger.
May 27, 2011 dan-rad commented on Folklife Gets a Life.
Hobosexual rocks, Diminished Men are awesome and NighTraiN are adorable and fun. I don't know a bunch of the other acts on this list, but I'll trust you guys considering those three.
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Jul 8, 2010 dan-rad commented on The Burlesque Shoah.
As a local fully-clothed funny person who is occasionally paid money for it, I love that Seattle audiences are so polite and patient. But, there is a very large part of me that feels that many of us artists allow ourselves to be spoiled by it. Having an outside view of the work that you are doing is a great service, and I commend those dancers who are using this review as a launch-pad for open discussions. I've already seen this in action.

While I don't agree with some of the points that Dan has made (encouraging the audience to hold performers to a standard is good, encouraging them to heckle is ill-advised. Pointing out what works and what doesn't work for an MC is great, telling a troupe that they should ditch someone who is very talented after only having seen her perform once, not so much), but that doesn't mean we should throw the baby out with the bath water.

@21. I am in absolute agreement with you on the “I hope people in the Seattle music, theatre, and comedy scenes are taking notes.” This article should be required reading for Seattle performing artists. Let's all take the parts that can help us grow, and leave the rest behind.
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