Comedy story now on newsstands

An article that I mentioned on this Blog I was working on for Cincinnati Magazine is now out on newsstands in the March 2006 issue (the edition with a chocolate dessert on the cover). Check out “Funny Business” on page 54, a story about my foray into stand-up comedy, along with quotes from budding and professional stand-ups from the area about their own experiences. It’s my first ever first-person story and was a ton of fun to do.

It appears that Cincinnati Magazine has not updated their Web site for the March issue. As of now, the article is not available online (it may never be). I have it as a PDF file and if you’d like to read it, please e-mail me and I’ll send you the file.

Author: Joe Wessels

Joe Wessels is a freelance journalist and photographer. Wessels covers local news events for Thomson Reuters news service and features for's Cincinnati Guide site, plus is the executive director of hyperlocal news site, He wrote for The Cincinnati Post, covering Cincinnati City Hall and Hamilton County government and wrote a weekly political column, which continued weekly at Cincinnati CityBeat. Previously, he was a reporter for the Cincinnati Business Courier and writes or has written for several publications in Cincinnati and around the country including The Cincinnati Enquirer, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cincinnati Magazine, Cincy Magazine and the Sacramento News & Review. He is a native of Colerain Township, one of Cincinnati's western suburbs, and now lives in Over-the-Rhine near downtown Cincinnati. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a journalism writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati. He also graduated from Colerain High School, is an avid photographer, news junkie and was once a roller rink disc jockey, and sometimes rides a scooter around town.

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