Is quoting Old School out of style?
Tomorrow I fly out to Denver to feature for six shows at a mid-size club. Despite the glamour you may infer from my frustrated rants about performing in different places, losing comedy competitions, not getting booked enough and missing out on television opportunities I assure you, life as a comedian is no party. As I prepare for Denver here is an anticipated breakdown of my sharecropping like experience as a feature comedian.
Pay for 6 shows – $400
Flight to Denver – Jet Blue – $330.00
Air Train round trip to JFK and back – $10
Gym Fees – $0 (fortunately there is a 24 Hour fitness less than 2 miles from the club – yet another reason for me to endorse this awesome gym)
Meals – $30/day (3.5 days)
Additional meals cost because I am a fu-king giant – $25/day
Cost of travelling to a Obamacare town hall meeting in Denver to assault old Republicans – $25
Number of CD/DVDs I must sell at $10 a piece to break even – 16
Chances of appearing at the club again without a bump into headlining for actual financial incentive – 0
Making people laugh for 6 shows – not priceless, but worth more than $400
If I have WiFi in the club-provided apartment then expect some updates on my trip. Otherwise follow them on Facebook or Twitter. Or go fu-k yourself.