Author Archives: Steve Bruner

A new way to pay taxes

Uh-oh! It’s Tax Day, the deadline for filling out piles of forms before you give…and give…and give some more.

Sadly, we’re never sure of the direct return on our investment. Sure, we get some military, some hopefully clean air and water, and a paved road or two, but sometimes it seems like you’re giving a huge part of your paycheck  to a wacky uncle (let’s call him Sam) and asking him to pay your bills while you head back to work.

Luckily, The Steve Bruner Tax Plan will make April 15 a whole lot easier. It’s a common sense, nonpartisan approach that will eliminate paperwork and determine your tax bracket with one simple question. Watch the video to discover how much tax you’d owe.

Happy Tax Day! Oh, and Washington, D.C.? You’re welcome!

Happy April Fools’ Day

I like the beginning of any month for that “fresh start, new plan” feeling. (Sure, theerent’s due on the first, but whatever). But the first of April is special–it gives everyone permission to pull a prank. I’ve always liked good jokes, but practical jokes? Not so much. (Although I do have a fake ice cubeContinue Reading

In memory of Johnny Lee

Carl R. Rogers, one of the founders of the humanistic approach to psychology, once said ““What is most personal is most universal.” Most comedians would agree. The experiences I have had that can be made funny have likely happened to many others. The audience recognizes our shared experience—and laughs. The same is true for theContinue Reading

Let’s roll the footage!

I continue to great feedback on my 2018 Dry Bar Comedy Special.  The VidAngel team did an amazing job of producing the show and editing the footage. It turned out just the way I had hoped.  My microphone was dead for the first seven minutes of the first show, which is why they have theirContinue Reading

The guy from Ipanema

Finding new places to explore never gets old. Earlier this month I picked up booking on a cruise ship heading through a country I’ve never visited: Brazil. If you’re thinking soccer, samba, and the Amazon (the river, not the website), you’d be right. Brazil has changed its visa restrictions for US visitors, so that processContinue Reading

32 years and counting

As of Friday, I made it through another year making a living by doing comedy! On February 1, 1987, I performed my first paid gig at the mighty/tiny San Francisco Comedy Club called the Holy City Zoo.  Sixty-one people paid two bucks each and I got 10% of the door. Yes, my payday was $12.20Continue Reading

Homework, Clubwork, Brainwork

The important shows are always different. A little money used to be important.  Then big money became  the most important show on my calendar. Then it got to be the big opportunity. These days, the important performances are personal. Like the first time back at a home town comedy club or a speech at myContinue Reading