7-Second Thoughts October 13, 2023

The Slow Round

Do you rememember a time in your life when you were an inauthentic version of yourself?

What comedian Mike Birbiglia calls “The Slow Round” comes at the end of his podcast

And it’s meant to help his guests

Often fellow comedians

Come up with new material

By asking them questions

That prompt a more introspective response.

If you’re trying to come up with new material

To promote your business …


Starting with a question that makes you a little uncomfortable

One that you might be a little embarrassed to admit in public

Say the quiet part out loud

After you write the question at the top of the page

Don’t be surprised if the answer

Isn’t so much embarrassing

Or insensitive

As much as it is


I’m here,


P.S. Watch as Mike and his good buddy Conan come up with new material here.

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