Site problems and waiting for a few major events to happen or not happen has prevented me from updating g27 for far too long. After writing an enormously long post, I’ve decided to move into more frequent, bite-size updates instead of the every-few-months-I-write-a-novel-on-here pattern I’ve always followed.
“The Hookup Email” video ended up getting over 100,000 views and moved me up a rung or two on the “be funny for a living somehow” ladder. I got emails from all over the world telling me how much people were enjoying it, showing it to their friends and cracking up. Knowing that I’m making people laugh from afar is a fantastic feeling – friends and strangers alike. Among those emails, I got one from a manager named Molly at Mosaic Media Group asking if I had representation and if I’d be interested in meeting with her about joining forces. She came to a show I was doing and we talked about career goals and such – and now she’s my manager!
It’s still a foreign concept to think that there’s someone else involved in my comedy career – I’ve been by myself for years, and suddenly there’s someone asking me how my show went, booking me for this or that audition, pimping me out to late night show bookers, etc. It’s sublime. She’s sent my videos to some casting agents and networks and I’ve been called in for general meetings for almost all of them. Gone on lots of auditions I wouldn’t have otherwise been on the radar for, and even booked the lead of a pilot! I’ve been waiting to hear if it’s going to turn into anything, thus the delay in my g27 post, but I got sick of waiting and decided to write on here without definitive news.
In addition to the auditions and showcases Manager Molly has booked me on, I was invited to feature on 6 shows at the Irvine Improv for the lovely Anjelah Johnson. I obliged, and all 6 shows sold out. 2 more were added and those sold out too. So, 8 sold out shows in 4 days. I’ve never had that kind of consistent stage time with in a proper club with a big crowd before. It was like comedy pushups – I felt so strong after it was over. Thanks to an MTV Talent Showcase I kicked ass on, I’ve recently become a regular at the Laugh Factory and done 3 20 minute sets in the last 2 weeks, in addition to a spot on the Kevin Nealon show, where I was interviewed by and bantered with Kevin onstage immediately after my set. That kind of stage time in LA is very rare, and has already scored 10 minutes of the most precious of all booties – brand new material is in the works.