How I spent my Tuesday night:
Reading Bossypants while sucking a melted Hershey bar from a rip in the wrapper. I regret nothing.
I know this isn't a comedy related post
But I think my full time job is going to get pretty rough fairly soon. I don’t think my job is in jeopardy or anything but things will be changing for the better; the only thing is I’m certain they’ll get worse before they do. Just feeling nervous about it, is all. I hope it’s okay to post this here even though it isn’t about my funny. Is it?
Reading some Bossypants before bed.
Picked up some new books!
The best friend (Rachel) dragged me to Barnes and Noble which wasn’t all bad since I had forgotten that I wanted to pick up Truth in Comedy by Charna Halpern, Del Close and Kim “Howard” Johnson anyway. One of the lovely people I follow mentioned how much she was enjoying it so I thought it was worth looking into. (I hope you forgive me for forgetting who it was exactly! But I...
I got a new job!
So last week I interviewed for and got a new job as an event bartender with a catering company that does parties and weddings. It pays $17/hr plus tips so I’m pretty beyond stoked. More money for less hours than I’ve been putting into Texas Roadhouse (current second job) means more time to write and perform. And being recently single helps with that too I guess. Yeah life!
Looks like New England's got a date with a whore...
She sounds like a bitch.
Last Night's Performance
I’ll be posting the video tonight after work. I haven’t watched it yet but from what I remember it was alright. I was panicking just before I went on and was going to toss the new material because I didn’t think it was ready. But then my stepdad showed up and I promised him new jokes so I had to deliver. I’m glad I did the new ones though. Overall, I’m excited to try...
I am more excited than nervous about my show...
This may be a turning point for me.
Goal for the show tomorrow:
Do 90% new material.
Next open mic? Thursday 8/25!
I have a list of ten new joke ideas in my back pocket. I have never been more excited to do a show. Cannot wait to try my new stuff.
Seth, I’m really enjoying our time together.– Me to Seth Meyers while waiting for our picture to be taken
capnamurica asked: YOU MET SETH MEYERS YOU LUCKY S.O.B.! I mean that in the most loving way possible. =D
fivetimers asked: I just found your blog and I just wanted to say good luck and I'm following you now. Though I'm only a senior in high school, I'm aiming for a writing job on and NBC comedy :)
standuptogetdown asked: hey glad you liked it, you've actualy been a bit of a motivator for me to get up off my ass and do something I am pretty sure I would be good at. just the whole thing of doing it the first time and getting it out of the way. anyway, thanks for the Like and keep doing your thing because you are pretty cool and are something something something nice.
Totally making a stupid video out of my solo...
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom here I come. I just realized that I have a camera. USING IT.
To Do List for Seeing Seth Meyers Tomorrow:
Meet him. Give him my business card. Ask him to let me job shadow him at Saturday Night Live sometime. Convince him by any means necessary (sans sexual favors). Got it. Good.
Suck it Trebek.
Radio show #2 this Sunday!
I’ll be a guest on Crosswinds with Karl Zahn this Sunday from 12:00-1:00. Apparently they take call-ins for questions or discussion points at 603-883-9900 so if anyone wants to - that might be fun. I’m seeing Seth Meyers Saturday Night and I have an open mic next Thursday to plug. I think it’ll be another great show. Not that I’d want to interrupt your lazy Sundays of...
If I don't tumble a whole lot in the next few days...
I’ll be moving the big stuff this weekend but I’m chipping away now. Living for free (with my parents) and working as much as I can means that I will be able to move to New York City sooner. I have a plan.
Now, what you gotta do is when you wake up and you have gunk in your eyes and...– Marshel Helsper, Coworker and Apparent Future Life Coach (in response to a jab of mine at my own comedy styling)
Seeing Seth Meyers this week? HAPPENING.
I just bought my ticket to see Seth Meyers at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom this Saturday! I am very excited. It should be a great show. And although I’ve never seen a show at the Ballroom, I hear that meeting entertainers after the show isn’t hard. You just need to wait out back by the buses for a while. AW YEAH.
Gotta Love the Barter System
Alana Susko (Fody’s) recently got another room to run! This one is in Hudson, NH and seats 275 people. Stella Blu (a martini bar here in Nashua) is considering having Alana host a comedy night there too. I realized recently just how much she’s got going on and from what I can see at Fody’s, she does it all herself. She books comics, advertises for the shows, communicates with...
I had a dream last night that I had a party...
…and one of my guests was rudely telling me that I would never make it to Saturday Night Live. I kindly kicked him out my dream party. Ass.
Phone Convo with the Stepdad at 3 AM EST
Me, “What are you doing up this late any way?” Steve, “I’m on the West Coast, it’s only midnight here. What are YOU doing up this late?” Me, “…partying hard.” Steve, “Party on Wayne.” Me, “Party on Garth.” (Click)
I spent the night at Fody's! (feeling bloggy)
I wasn’t on the list to perform but it was really a wonderful show. The audience was small (maybe twelve or so people who weren’t performing) but the comedians were really great. Alana sure knows how to put on a show. A comedian named Nathan was very funny. He started with a joke about picking girls up in bars and asked for a single lady in the audience. Apparently I was the only...
If anyone wants to hear the radio show I did this...
It’s about 47 minutes and my mic is on for the last 30 so it’s a little long but it was a good time!
I've been working on a set all about my (very few)...
One thing I struggle with though is not wanting to come off as raunchy or low-brow. Do you think jokes can be smart and dirty?
I am told that I need to see many professionals...
I agree. At my last open mic, Joe Yanetty asked me if I go to a lot of shows. Thoughtlessly I said, “Yeah I do!” Joe qualified, “Professional shows or open mics?” I thought about it and realized that I’ve never actually seen a professional comedian live. He instructed me that I need to study stand up if I want to be any good at it. He gave me a few names like Rodney...
No time for bull.
I’m on a very tight schedule. With personal, professional and financial goals to accomplish in the next 8 years to get me to Saturday Night Live I shouldn’t be wasting my time with anything that could hold me back. If his love [making] doesn’t make up for the headaches he causes, that’s a deal breaker hunny!
Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.– Groucho Marx
Crosswinds with Karl Zahn on WSMN 1590 AM!
I was a guest on the radio program Crosswinds with Karl Zahn earlier today! It was a lot of fun. I really didn’t know what to expect but it was a ton of fun. He asked questions and offered advice since I’m still super new at this. I took a few notes… The whole show (about 47 minutes) should be up on Karl’s site soon if you want to give my interview a listen. I was involved...
Darn - now I need a head shot?
I need a head shot for “marketing” for the all female comedy show in October. And I’m told I need to send mine as soon as possible. Darn it. Okay. ON IT.
Weirdest thing, being interviewed.
Tonight I had some hot chocolate in Somerville with a gentleman named Dan (Comedy is Weird) and it was weird indeed. The thought of anyone caring about what I’m doing is still odd to me, so to have been asked for an interview by a fellow comedian was a bit mind blowing to be honest. Dan had a voice recorder and everything. It was legitimate. I hope he wasn’t bored with my answers!...
Big really great news that might mean nothing at...
Alana (runs the room at Fody’s Tavern, a comedy spot I frequent) asked me to be in an all female comedy show in October! It’s a dinner and a show type deal so tickets are like $25 bucks and there will only be 6 comics total. I don’t care if there are no other funny ladies in Southern New Hampshire and that’s why I find myself in this position - she asked me to do the...
turn-me-round asked: I just found your tumblr and I love it. Please never give up!
I have to poop. Could you buy the condoms?– Lauren Bancroft (accidentally talking dirty since 2011)