wow i suck at life!

In my last blog post i pinky swore i was still going to blog, obviously i have not.
I am sorry.

I logged on because i am updating my website at the moment www.anthonysarfino.com and i figured hmm lemme log in wordpress and see how many views my shitty blog has gotten.  To my surprise there has been a shitload, so i feel like a douche.
Here’s whats happened lately.

I got married, and my wedding was awesome.

I still haven’t played hockey.

I gained about 10 lbs, Taco Bell is still great.

I will be going to a lot of hawks games this year.

I was on the road a shit load this past summer and worked with some incredible comedians including this guy below, (yes thats my wife)

my wife, pablo francisco, and me

I am selling t shirts after shows

I am shooting my dvd in a couple weeks October 21st to be exact, at lol theater in schaumburg

For the first time in a long time i am actually kinda happy with life right now, im sure that will change soon.

anyways, im going to try and be consistent with the blogging because i cant believe you people read this.

later alligators

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Anthony Sarfino is still blogging i promise

hey everyone rest assured i’m still here doing my shitty blog.

this is what i’ve been up to:

being miserable at my fucking day job which i hate more than anything in the world, most of my free time is sleeping and smoking lots of cigarettes. i tried both at once, too dangerous.

the wedding is coming soon and im stressed as fuck.

im trying to write new stuff, but have so much negativity around me its not going as planned.

trying to design t-shirts and get ready to promote the big show july 11th more details tbd.

played golf.

still haven’t played hockey.

eating a lot of cereal.

watching the chicago blackhawks.

doing comedy shows have a lot of fun ones coming up including this one Curtains-Shadow

Go here http://www.anthonysarfino.com  then follow me on twitter here http://www.twitter.com/anthonysarfino

ps- big stupid post coming on sunday night. i pinky swear.

later alligators.

riding a high, for now…

Over this last weekend I had the pleasure to open for Bobby Lee (MadTv, Pineapple Express) at The Improv in Schaumburg IL.  It was one of the most fun weekends I’ve ever had doing comedy, in addition to working with Bobby I also got to work a very talented comic named Sarah Tiana (E!, New Season of Reno 911).

The 3 of us after the last show on 3/22

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The crowds were pretty large all weekend long, 3 shows around 300+ and 2 sellouts which is about 420+, being in an opener in that situation is a very tough task the larger they are the louder they are going to be.  I did 15 minute sets up front each night, and felt good about everyone of them except for Sunday.  I wasn’t horrible by any means but the laughs weren’t as strong as they were the first 4 shows.  However I recieved some very positive feedback from the other performers on the show, which means a lot to me seeing as they are both much further along than I am in comedy.  As the opening act you usually are left by the way side which is fine, its obvious that the crowds are not there to see me.  However I did get some really nice compliments from members of the audience in lobby during the meet and greets after the shows, I must say it was pretty cool. Bobby was so nice all weekend long, I was really impressed with the way he carried himself as a young comic coming up it was a really awesome experience for me and a big confidence booster.  I really hope I get the chance to work with him and Sarah in the future.

So last night I did a set at The Zoo in Chicago IL (located 1 block from Wrigley Field) the name of the show is Endangered Comics, it is hosted by my good friend Comedian Mike Von.  The show featured some really good comics a few of whom I consider close friends and I was really happy to be a part of it.  First of all Mike Von is one of the best emcees I’ve ever seen, this guy not only has endless supplies of material he is so good at keeping the crowd hot, which is why he has been tapped to host a special show with me & Ryan Budds (announcement of said show coming soon!)  The crowd was pretty solid last night for a Monday, about 30 people and since the room is so small and intimate it was perfect.  I had a lot of fun there, I was a bit apprehensive before I went up but next thing I knew I was in the zone had a pretty solid set!

I purchased  the rest of my hockey equipment today, so as soon as the stuff I ordered online gets here its time to hit the ice, I can’t wait for that shit its going to be hilarious!

So yea, I’ve had a pretty good past few days which in my life means something really fucking shitty is going happen. I hope not but that’s usually how it goes for me.

Tomorrow night I’ll be going to the blackhawks game, so I will most likely not blog.

Anything else before I go, oh yes… I ate Little Caesars pizza for lunch and it was delicious just how as I remember it when I was a young lad.

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(did not proofread, don’t care either)

later alligators

hockey time

Wow there is a lot of blogging to catch up on so I am doing 2 posts.

Hmm where do I begin…

Well for starters its 10:12AM CST, and I am doing this blog post from work.  However I don’t have access to wordpress at this hell hole, yet I have access to GMAIL so I am writing the post in the body of an email only to copy and paste it when I get home.  Yes I am a winner,  a true champion.  I’ve been up for about 5 hours so now I officially feel like shit.  Ok enough of that nonsense.

Last Thursday I went to look at hockey equipment with my best friend Joe (best man at wedding, I know you don’t care but I felt obliged).  It was such a pathetic experience I felt like a child shopping with their parents as he was helping me with sizes and determining whether each piece of equipment would fit my fat out of shape body.  It was pretty funny to see all these people at the store staring at us like a bunch of idiots.  Now I knew I was out of touch with the technology of the equipment now a days, however I could not believe how ridiculous it has gotten.  (See Below)

Bauer Kiosk

That is a custom stick kiosk from Bauer (now owned by NIKE)

Yes you select the shaft, blade, pattern, color, grip, and then you put your name on it.  These things go for around $300+, are you fucking serious.  Who the hell is buying this, I am sorry parents but your kid is not that good.  If your child is not going to at the very least be 6’2″ and 220lbs he will not play in the NHL.  Chances are your kid is fucking awful and you are simply buying the stick to make them feel better about themselves.  However buyer beware, your shot will still suck and no one will like you anymore, in fact they will probably like you less because you have better stuff than them in that case you are a cancer to the team and you should quit.

Now that wasn’t very nice, I want one of those sticks.  <sad face>

I did make a few purchases as of late though, nothing spectacular some shoulder pads, hockey bag, shin guards, helmet, and SKATES.  Although I am still missing gloves and pants, I managed to knock out the juggernaut, I got a used pair of Bauer Vapor VI’s at a Play It Again Sports,  I will be hitting the ice sometime this week and there will be footage I am sure it will be a treat.

Also earlier in the week I got an email from Comedian Nick Griffin asking if I would feature for him in Peoria at The Jukebox Comedy Club next month, of course I accepted and I was honored that he asked me.  Nick is one of the best comics around today, his writing is extremely smart and he translates it very well on stage.  He absolutely deserves a lot of more credit than he is given.  I am thrilled to be working with him once again!

I think thats all for this one, theres another one coming about the fun filled weekend at The Improv.

later alligators

nothing

I did absolutely nothing today.  Work was an absolute waste of my time, it’s become so mindless and irritating all I do is waste away there for 8 hours a day. I’d love to quit but I need to pay my bills and with the wedding approaching quiting isn’t a good idea.  However I know that I would be much happier trying to do comedy full time but with our lovely economy its just not feasible.  I did however update bits and pieces of my website www.anthonysarfino.com, caught up on emails, & returned some phone calls.  I felt like handling my personal business while at work was a better decision.   Another non work related activity I participated in today was finally reading my friend Comedian Ryan Budds’ (<–hilarious) spec script of The Office.  It was very well written and had me laughing out loud kudos to him for that fine piece of work.

I was supposed to go hang out at Fizz tonight and support a room I help run however I fell asleep when I got home and woke up about 20 minutes before the show started, so I laid the egg on that one.  Sorry guys.  I won 3 impressive games on NHL 09 for xbox 360, 2 of which were in overtime.  If any of you out there are on xbox live my gamertag is SSSUDIO, if you have NHL 09 I will gladly take the time out of my not so busy life to beat you senseless.

I had Taco Bell for lunch today it was great as per usual.  I run for the border a lot and I know the menu like the back of my hand, I understand its pathetic but its the best fast food on the planet.  That’s the end of that.

I also finally watched American Movie today, it was amazing.  If you haven’t seen it do you self a favor and watch it, its streaming on Netflix, if you don’t have Netflix get that too.  It’s great especially when paired with xbox live.  I still have not seen Role Models, I am going to make an attempt to watch it over the weekend, but I will most likely spend my free time trying to finish reading Watchmen, so I could go see it.

So yea, basically I didn’t leave my couch today and the highlight of the day was my delicious Taco Bell, pretty exciting eh?

Tomorrow I’ll be doing the bulk of the hockey equipment shopping so that will involve me leaving the couch.

Well its time to head off to slumberland.

later alligators

at least i was somewhat productive

I didn’t blog yesterday because I felt like sleeping was a better choice, and once again I am not sorry.

Today is St. Patrick’s Day and I don’t give a shit.  I am not irish or religious so I really don’t care, sorry.  I do like to drink, and watch people make a mess of themselves however I have to be up at 5am tomorrow to go to a job that makes me want to cut myself, that place made me want to get stinking drunk today but I had a change of heart when I left.

I went out to shop for some hockey equipment this evening, I haven’t played in 6 years so I am completely out of touch with the technology and have gained about 40lbs since I’ve last played (im 210 now) since I’m a fat ass now I have no clue what size I am in anything so this going to be interesting, however the point of this experience is to lose weight we’ll see what happens.  I ended up only buying a stick and elbow pads tonight, however I am shopping online as we speak, I buying strictly clearance and closeouts to spend as less as possible.  I am excited though, I don’t get joy out of much in life anymore so this is kind of making me feel better about myself.  However I am sure i’ll be miserable about it when I realize how out of shape I am.

I will keep my word by posting video and pictures from these shenanigans.

I probably mentioned this but I am at The Improv in Schaumburg all weekend, I am looking forward to it.  Its an awesome room, and I’m glad I get to perform there on a regular basis.  The staff is fucking amazing and they do it right, they know how to make the comics comfortable and thats not something that happens at all clubs.  Its always pleasure to work that room.

Oh yea and I hate American Idol again.  It’s absurd.  My fiancee loves it though, she does watch the worst fucking shows ever.  I scold her for it constantly.  John & Kate plus 8, DWTS, Bridezillas, & etc… I don’t know they all make me want to vomit.  She can’t help it though.  It’s ok she’s still awesome in my book.

ok thats enough of my uninteresting thoughts.

later alligators