This Saturday, while filming The Blind Side 2 trailer, comedian Nick Cobb paid me a rather odd compliment: “When are you going to update your blog? I have been checking every day and no update. Your blog gives me comfort, knowing that no matter how angry I am about comedy, there’s always at least one person who is angrier.”
It’s true I sort of slacked off on the blog posts in February, primarily because I try to write only when I have either a funny idea or something I want to express and February just did not inspire much. Another reason was I was playing far too much God of War. Well, March should be quite different.
First off I will be competing in Comix’ March Comedy Madness, which gives me a 63/64 chance of being disappointed. This tournament used to be held at Caroline’s, but Caroline’s decided to host a different tournament called “Final Four,” which I think will be a similar format. I opted to do only the Comix tournament for two reasons. One is that I did not have to audition since I made the Final Four last year. And second, the last time I showed up for an open call at Caroline’s I waited 5 hours, was then told I did not have to audition and then was never given a spot I was told I was getting (that’s known as the worst of all worlds). And I still have not gotten an email response to a politely worded email requesting an explanation. So in other words, Comix was the default winner for not having treated me like a part time Wal-Mart employee (like battered spouses, comedians set very low thresholds for appreciation by comedy clubs).
It will be an uphill battle at Comix (starting March 10th) mainly because it is almost impossible for me to get people to come see a show of min anymore (crowd determines winner) and because lacking a beard, a disheveled wardrobe, jokes thick with non sequiturs and inside references, as well as an accent or universal circle-jerk approval from sycophantic comedy websites and Time Out NY, I realize that I may not have the success I have had in previous years.
March will also provide an opportunity for me to audition for Last Comic Standing. Sadly, this one I actually have more hope for simply because the potential reward is too big to ignore (it’s like the lotto). So I will audition for that and most likely write a recap on the website. All in all March promises to give me more than enough vitriol to provide you with a good read.
How’s that Nick?