Can you hear me now?

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Perhaps I am just a little weird when it comes to noticing things. Perhaps I am not. Perhaps I am just “that guy” that brings stuff up that should just be left alone…but what they hell, I like poking the bear.

Anyway, I want to brings something to your attention that I am sure is a national scandal. I hope all the “fake news” agencies pick up this observation and made a big deal of it. I really need to get my 15 minutes of fame in quick because life is short and I am over half done already.

Is there an unwritten code for comedians that the rest of us don’t know about? I’m serious. Think about this for a second (ok, three, because you’re gonna have to wrack your brain for a moment). Here goes…

Why do comedians used corded mics while performing?

Clearly technology exists that would allow for a wireless lapel mic, or just a wireless mic, or one of those cool wrap around the head wireless mic things (I don’t know what those are called). So why, in 100% of performances I have seen live or on TV, do the comedians use a wired mic?

Think about this: I saw Jim Gaffigan live and he drug a corded mic all over the arena stage. I have watched the Netflix Original shows for numerous comedians and all of them have had wired mics on stage. Kevin James, check. Ray Romano, check. Ken Jeong, check. I have watched comedians perform on America’s Got Talent. They all use a wired mic. Get the pattern here? It doesn’t matter how famous or “big” the comedians get, they still use a corded mic.

So what gives? Is there a secret code we don’t know about? Is it a security blanket they just can’t get rid of?

I NEED to know WHY? Seriously.

Any comedians out there that wanna break the silent and secret code and let us in on this obviously important national question?

2 comments

  1. Reign Davidson · 15 Days Ago

    Good question. I never really thought about it until you wrote this. Now that you mentioned it, have you noticed that every wanna-be motivational speaker and self-proclaimed life coach on a stage uses wireless? Inquiring minds want to know. You’ll have to keep us posted. Happy Monday.

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    • backuphill · 15 Days Ago

      Thanks for stopping in! I appreciate the comment. Now I am sure you’ll notice it all the time. LOL I had not taken notice of the “motivators” use of wireless mics. I suppose it likely has something to do with the venue, but lack of wireless is more intriguing since “wireless everything” is the rage these days.

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