Monday, March 30, 2009

Caroline's Comedy Club

My first show this week was at Caroline's Comedy Club, right in the heart of Times Square. The Monday 7:00pm show attracted 38 people. It was a weird show but still fun. My friend took some pictures while I was on stage. I figured I would put up the one that makes me look like Vanna White on Wheel of Fortune.

New York City

I am going to spend the next week in New York City. I hope to do a few shows around but most importantly, hang out with my comedy friends to see what it would be like to live here.

While walking around Manhattan with my friend Jason Roberts, I came across this sign:

What I want to know is how they prove who was doing the honking. Maybe that's why there are so many lawyers in New York.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Earth Hour in Syracuse, NY

I was fortunate enough to be performing in Syracuse, NY this weekend. I always have a fun time there and appreciate the great audiences.

This trip was even more gratifying because I was on stage while "Earth Hour" was happening. Some person thought it would be a great idea to have everyone turn off their lights and use no electricity for an hour. Of course, the hour they picked had to be at night, when it is dark outside!

I did not cooperate with this crazy scheme mostly because there are Americans on the space station right now. I can only imagine their reaction when they would look down and see the entire country (by time zone) pitch black. The last thing I want is for some poor astronaut who has to drink purified urine to start thinking that terrorists have blown all the power stations. Then, one hour later all the lights come on. April Fool's!

So it was with great satisfaction that during "Earth Hour", I was standing under large spotlights and using an electric sound system to entertain the good people of Syracuse.

You're welcome, astronauts.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Oswego, NY

Who does comedy in the banquet room at an Econo Lodge?

This guy, that's who.

When in Oswego, NY, don't ask any questions. They still had piles of snow on March 26, so I don't think they know what "normal" is.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"Back to Business" Radio Show

There is a Small Business Radio Show (called "Back to Business") out of Bangor, ME (that's Maine -- I had to look it up, too) run by Deb Neuman. She saw me at a show I did in January and asked me to talk about the business of comedy the week of April Fool's Day. It was fun to be a part of the show and also made me realize that what I do for a living sounds completely insane to the casual listener. Luckily, Chris Quimby and Ray Harrington were also a part of the show. They are Maine comedians that are getting started on the comedian journey so it was nice to hear their perspectives.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Detroit Comedy Festival

I was named a "Best of the Fest" in the Detroit International Comedy Festival! I had a great time and really enjoyed performing at Ridley's Comedy Castle with Ryan Hamilton and Ken Barnard. We combined forces to put on one of the whitest shows ever performed in the city of Detroit. Both Ryan and Ken are hilarious and you should definitely see them when they come through your city.

Ken and I got so hungry during the show we had to go get some food. I went with the classic Subway $5 footlong but later realized I should have followed Ken to Jimmy John's. Either way, we were both happy to get some food and didn't want to share with anyone, even comedy superfan Angel.