Friday, December 22, 2006

Best Show Ever...

I just had the best show ever yesterday! Not only did I have a real audience, I also had real comics! I don't know what it was, but my set turned out really well--which is a huge step up from my puke-poor show in CT. I only wished I could have taped the set. It was weird; for once I actually felt like I got how to do comedy. What I mean is, I really understood the mechanics of being funny and working a room.

Unfortunately I've been ill and sleeping all day so the magic has worn off but it was still a kick-ass show. Thanks to everyone who came out to support, to everyone who performed, and to everyone who bought a lot of alcohol (the bartender loved you). Happy holidays!

So far these are the shows I have booked for the New Year:
January 12, 2006 - Mo Pitkins No Name Show (free!)
January 30, 2006 - Caroline's New Talent Showcase ($5 plus 2-drink min.)

And the Most Eligible Comedians show will be on hiatus for a bit, but we will return possibly January 11. Address: 186 East 2nd Street bet. Avenue A and B. [Manhattan]

Plus, the COMIX show I do promotions for is having its final show this Tuesday (December 26th) at 8:00 PM. It's got a real good line-up of writers and stand-up comedians and afterwards there's a Q & A with the audience. Address: 353 West 14th Street close to 9th Avenue [Manhattan]

Thanks again for your support!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Random Rant #55: Comedy Is Hard!

Okay so it's 1:30 AM and I have a crazy-go-nuts day this Friday. I'm frantically getting my notes together because I'm doing two back-to-back shows tomorrow--and they're both in Connecticut. The first show is at a place in Middletown full of poets and musicians (which means my jokes will most likely fall on deaf ears) and the second show is at my alma mater (it's called Punchline...geddit?). I NEED both shows to go well: (1) because I need a good tape to shop around and (2) because my self-esteem can't take any more rejection.

I keep thinking I have no material; I have nothing to say. I've done all these open mics and they've caused me to have no faith in myself. All I hear is "You're too young, you have no right to complain."

But you know what, I do! And I have plenty of shit to say. You're reading about a guy who was told he didn't have enough "filing experience" and whose parents think he's going to law seminars instead of comedy shows.

So if you see me at either of these shows tomorrow, I warn you I am letting the full crazy angry psychotic me out. Hope you're entertained!

Also, laugh hard if you see me. Because this tape needs to be off the hook! Seriously.