I hate not giving the kind of attention I’d like to over here at g27, but I’ve only gotten busier recently. Maybe I should do smaller, more frequent posts. I dunno… I feel like most blogs out there are too little, too often.
“Today I had chicken at lunch! I’m wearing blue socks OMG!”
Awesome. I don’t care.
The show in Florida with Erik was underwhelming, but hanging with Becky and him for the weekend was awesome. We got paid, we did a nice little show for the kids at Lynn who weren’t cool/douche-y enough to be out getting irresponsibly drunk for St. Patty’s day, we enjoyed the beach (which is not as good as the Santa Monica beach… SoCal represent), and we got two hotel suites with two rooms each. Very baller. During the day, we went through the dorms at Lynn and knocked on doors, handing out free tickets to the show that night. As pointless as that was because everyone was going to be off-campus and sloppy drunk by 4pm, it was still a lot of fun. I love Erik, I can’t wait til he moves out here and joins the LAPD SWAT team. How many cops do you know that are brilliant standup comics? That’s what I thought. And he’s a ladykiller. Watch out.
Make It Work still consumes a lot more of my life than I’d like it to, but there isn’t much I can do about that. I’m working my ass off, making as much money as there is to be made, keeping all of my customers happy, and being promoted soon.
Speaking of customers, I’ve become good friends with a little lady named Anne… she was one of my Make It Work customers. After fixing her computer/router a few times, we started hanging out and now we’ve got a very cool brother/sister duo thing going on. She’s a lawyer and a general smartiepants and has been introducing me to managers and agents and stuff; coming to my shows, bringing friends, she’s beyond awesome. I’ve taken meetings with Sovereign Talent and ICM thus far. Just talking to people about possibly signing me for standup is an absolutely amazing feeling and I definitely didn’t expect anything like that to happen within my first year and a half of standup.
Vargus Mason has been booking me regularly on his Comedy Store Main Room show; one of the most famous and important stages on the planet. I had a huge show there a few weeks ago, my parents were in town for Passover, my sister Anna came up from Irvine, and about 20 of my friends all came to laugh with me. The show couldn’t have gone better, it was an absolute blast. I would do a big standup show every night of my life if I could. As much as I’m still very new to the sport, I’m getting more and more comfortable on stage with each performance I do. I’m keeping a running list of all the big name comics I’ve seen, and it’s getting pretty impressive… the other night I had a long talk with Nick Swardson about comedy and possibly opening for him on his next tour. But that’s a huge maybe.
Oh, and I got new license plates. Spiffy, no?