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One Question Interviews: Riverboat Gamblers

Mike Wiebe (Riverboat Gamblers, High Tension Wires)

SPB: In addition to your multiple bands, you've taken to stand-up comedy recently too. What drew you to the medium, and what has struck you the most about it?

Wiebe: I was drawn to it initially just from being such a huge fan of good stand-up since I was a little kid. The idea of getting up on stage without a band or without songs was just petrifying. I was sort of bothered by how much it scared me and it just set up a challenge. It’s been very humbling to have to truly start over at something. It’s really difficult and I feel very amateurish at times. Its humbling and frustrating and exciting. Even if I never get as good as I want to, I think it’s making me a better overall performer.

Also it’s nice not having to lift heavy things before and after a performance.

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Words by Loren on Jan. 14, 2014, 7:40 a.m.

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