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

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Slacker!

Yes I know I was only 3 days in to the blog and I slacked off.
I’d like to say I have good reason to but I don’t.  I will do my best to not let it happen again, I apologize to all of the people who aren’t reading this.  Anywho I had a pretty good weekend so I’m in a fairly good mood right now.  I opened for Vic Dunlop at The Funny Bone in Bloomington, IL.  This is one of my favorite rooms, the staff is awesome (GM Luke Swanson is a true professional), the crowds are great, its just a good time and thats all that matters getting paid at the end of the weekend feels like an added bonus.  Vic is a super nice guy and a veteran of stand up comedy it was nice to get some insight from someone who has 33 years of experience, and he’s tenacious on stage.  I really enjoyed his sets all weekend, I also got to work with a friend of mine Cindy Cornelsen, she recently moved to LA it was nice to catch up and get a chance to see some of her new work which by the way is hilarious.   As usual I was super lazy while I was on the road, I didn’t bring my computer so I did not blog, watch anything on HuLu or play online poker.  I barely read any of the book I brought, however I did sleep a lot and that was totally awesome.  In addition to the copious amounts of slumber I managed to smoke a pack and a half of cigarettes, drink, eat hardees.  So yea it was a fun weekend even though my diet is absolute shit.  With that said I am going to start working out in maybe the most dangerous way possible.  I am going to start playing Hockey again.  Yes that’s right, I will be back on the ice.

I played hockey my entire life up until about 6 years ago and thats when my diet and physique started to go south.  So within the next couple weeks I will be purchasing the necessary equipment to make my triumphant return to the ice.  I will video tape the shenanigans and post it on the blog, it will be pathetic.  Speaking of hockey I went to the blackhawks game today with my brother, and they lost to New York Islanders (Currently worst record in the NHL) and they also faced a goalie who had his first NHL start, Fuck You guys you ruined my fun weekend.  I also ate shitty chinese food tonight, however I got over it really fast as I was consumed with the roast of larry the cable guy, Greg Giraldo is fucking genius.

So yea, it was a fun weekend I am not looking forward to the day job tomorrow but oh well I need to pay bills, I am getting married in little less than 3 months…  (Fuck that’s soon)

Anywho I’ll be at the Improv this weekend for 5 shows Mar 20-22nd heres the link (Come see me!)

I think that’s all I have to report at this moment.

PS- I did not proofread this at all.

later alligators