Middle of the night

Tomorrow I’m driving to New Orleans. I’m supposed to be on the road by 9am. I had two cups of coffee with my cheese ‘n eggs at the Waffle House. Guess who’s not sleeping much tonight.

I’m not really a personal blogger. When I’m at home I write about politics and world events and what ever I feel like. I would write about my life but that’s it: writing jokes about politics and jokes and whatever I feel like. On the road is different because the only thing I’m focused on is the work. I’m seeing that these posts from the road are more like a peek in the green room than I planned for.

With that being said, I have FINALLY come to peace with last Friday. It was a bumpy road for that destination.

I suspected at my very first open mike that I was opening a Pandora’s Box. I kind of knew that I was going to be doing this. I resisted it for a while. I wanted to do anything but be on that stage. Once I did – that was it. I did 100 open mikes in 3 months. I was going to do anything I could to get over my stage fright. I read anything I could get a hold of about stand up. Listened to anyone that had been doing it longer than me. I have piles and piles of notebooks of jokes. Every time I filled one, I felt a sense of accomplishment (note: for every 1 joke I have in my act, there are 100 that didn’t make the cut). Then I started getting paying work. It’s been SLOW. I didn’t wake up one morning and THINK I was a comic. It’s taken YEARS of hard work to earn the title.

If someone knows of someone that was BORN funny and got on stage ONCE and then headlined Vegas the next day – shoot me an email. I would love to hate them up close.

I was trying to get to the part where I let go of my stinky show on Friday.

What I realized:
-I’m not famous enough for suicide.
-I’m funny.
-I’ll work in this town again.
-There are no other road comics that look like me and do my type of material. NONE.
-I’m NUTS.

4 Comments Middle of the night

  1. Freddie

    Just so you know, no that you care, but just so you know, I am still here. I am VERY BUSY with… well, okay I’m not busy. I have been VERY LAZY lately and have been on a killer binge that just won’t let go! I hope to come down off this trip real soon and hopefully land softly back into your arms where I can suckle and be nurtured. I hope you are staying HEALTHY on the road. Stay away from those damn Waffle House’s and start hanging out more at the Cracker Barrel, or at least the ampm’s. I wanna have your babies.

    – Freddie
    The guy you know nothing about.

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