Thursday, March 27, 2008

Dayton, OH

The first night at Wiley's Comedy Club in Dayton, OH was a little weird. The comedy club plays some music before the announcements to start the show. A drunk mom (her son was there to witness this) sitting near the stage thought it would be funny to climb onstage and attempt a burlesque-type dance. When the manager turned down the music, she tried to scurry off the stage but lost her balance and fell on her butt. It was absolutely classic. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures or video to share with you so you're going to have to take my word that it was hilarious.

It was not surprising when she felt the need to staunchly defend McDonald's sweet tea by yelling, "But it's only a dollar". My response, "Right on cue".

Monday, March 17, 2008

My Amazing Race

I just had the most stressful weekend I have had in a very long time. I performed Thursday and Friday night at JR's Last Laugh, a great comedy club in Erie, PA. The shows with Michael Somerville and Eric Hunter were fun since we are all ND alumni and it was St. Patrick's Day weekend.

The reason I didn't perform on Saturday was because I had booked a corporate show near St. Louis, MO for that night. All was going well until NWA cancelled the flights out of Erie due to fog. This is when it got stressful and the Amazing Race (against the clock) started.

After a quick breather, I realized that my options were:
- try flying out of Pittsburgh (2 hours south)
- try flying out of Cleveland (2 hours west)
- drive the entire way (9 hours)

Since it was noon and my corporate show was at 8:15pm, I had no time to waste. I quickly left the line at the NWA counter, rented a car from Avis (they were cheapest) and drove straight to my corporate show. I half expected Phil Keoghan (the host of The Amazing Race) to be waiting there to tell me I had been eliminated.

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I still cannot believe I made it in time to put on a suit in the parking lot. Within 15 minutes of arriving, I was on stage. Needless to say, I slept nicely that night before heading home to Indianapolis.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Columbia, MO

The best way to describe Columbia, MO is to say it is the home of the University of Missouri, a party school with a huge frat/sorority population. Let's just say these kids aren't big readers. Their Tiger Spirit store sells these t-shirts:

I had fun at Deja Vu Comedy Club with headliner Eric O'Shea. We even got to do the Cosmo & J.C. Morning Radio Show from Kaldi's Coffeehouse. That allowed us to talk about everyone walking by without them knowing.