Here’s the catch up:
We are running longer hours at work now that it’s getting into our busier season. So 6:30am to at least 4:30 everyday, but most times it ends up being 5:30 or 6 before I actually get out of there. Since I think I’m just sooooooooooooo funny, I’ve been trying out my stuff at random open mic nights, mainly at this place called, “The Drop” over in South Bend. The owners are amazing and super encouraging and I really can’t say enough about how lucky I feel to have found this place.
So I get off work at 5:30, go home, shower, drive over to South Bend, do comedy/watch comedy, and come home.
So I’ve not been doing any “willpower” related stuff as of late. I’m really focused on my job and also getting up in front of strangers and trying to make them laugh.
I’ve been on stage exactly 6 times in about a month and a half, and that includes 3 times last week. I just keep ramping it up and trying to do more and more venues and open mics and shows, which really cuts down the time I have for anything else besides work.
I don’t know what the goal is supposed to be with this comedy stuff, I just know that I love being a part of comedy no matter how insignificant it is. I love it.
I also know that it’s exactly 50 billion times harder than anyone thinks it is. Think about getting on stage in front of people that paid money for you to make them laugh. What would you say? How would you say it? What would happen if someone yelled something out at you? What if you heard crickets? What if you couldn’t get the mic out of the stand smoothly? What if you peed yourself? These are ALL VALID QUESTIONS THAT TOTALLY DID NOT HAPPEN TO ME.
Also, sometimes at an open mic…CRAZY things happen. This very drunk man got up and told “jokes?” for us in Bremen, Indiana. It was incredible. You might get bored with the video but just watch the whole minute and a half, towards the end…the best…BEST thing happens:
That’s me at the end saying “I don’t think anyone can follow that”
I also have learned about comedy as a business. Shoot, every comic has a business card and a website.
I have a blog and a drinking problem.
I don’t know if this is going to work out or not, but I’m going to really give it a shot. I’m so happy and busy all the time, I wouldn’t change my life in any single way currently…unless anyone knows of a penis enlargement pill that works.
Alright I’m tired and in need of more sleep than usual, so that’s that.
I’m going to pick up some will power stuff after I get back from Boston this weekend. After that bullshit bombing stuff…I felt I needed to go out there and infuse the local bar economy with my dollars.
Have a great week everyone, we’ll talk soon!