_I am not an authority of comedy, I am a worshiper of comedy.
__I'm not teaching comedy, I'm coaching comedians.
_I'm not an intellectual, I'm at best an emotional-lectual. (I think I made that word up)
_I'm not an all knowing professor of stand up, I am forever a student of stand up. There's an old saying 'You teach you learn', I'm living proof of that truth and I depend on it.
_I am not trying to 'cash in' on newbies to sell them snake oil of how to's of stand up comedy.