So it’s been months since the last update here and, obviously, a ton has happened in the world since that time. On the off chance this website/these updates still reach folks, I thought I’d share a little bit of what’s been going on with me personally since the coronavirus started wreaking havoc on the US back in March.Continue reading
Annual April trip to Florida wouldn’t be complete without a handful of shows. Tell your FL friends.
Finding myself with a bit of downtime lately so I figured I’d publicly offer a service I’ve only offered friends in the past: screenplay reviews and/or screenwriting tutoring.Continue reading
Prior to becoming a stand-up comic, I was a drummer for a bunch of rock and country-ish bands, traveling quite a bit, playing a variety of venues, everything from big clubs and festivals to wine bars, art spaces, and backyards. I spent four straight months bumming around America one time, coast to coast, top to bottom. None of it prepared me for the landmine landscape of stand-up comedy clubs (and “clubs”) and what stand-up comedians were/are expected to put up with.
I’ve been performing, either drums or stand-up comedy, fairly nonstop since 2001. I haven’t made a “living” at either, always tethered to a “real job” to make ends meet and, in fact, fuel keeping the show on the road, so to speak, paying for rehearsal spaces, drum sticks, drum heads, actual, literal fuel, more alcohol than probably necessary.
It’s been an irregular ride, with dry spells of nearly no performing punctuated by multiple days, weeks, months on the road. But I’ve been out frequently enough to have sometimes been out when tragedy strikes and forced to deal with it however necessary to get through the day, and then get through a show.
I’ve been consuming art a long time. At an early age, I was captivated by singers, actors, then stand-up comedians. Continue reading
How to run a successful (?) Republican political campaign.
1. Point out a threat that’s easy for people to agree upon. Invent one if you have to.
2. Though, truth be told, you have no idea how, talk big and loud about how you’re going to take care of that threat.