Nothing to expound on for today’s final blog of the week (Great Gatsby review tomorrow around lunchtime), so I thought I would update folks (who actively check the site and not just when I blast it on Twitter and Facebook) on some good happenings in my comedy world:1
1) I got called “brilliant” by well known comedian Jim Gaffigan on his recent recording of the You Made It Weird Podcast with Pete Holmes. He was referring to my Louis CK impression and this blog that you are reading (not this specific entry, but the thing in general). Now I have skills and am gaining respect. All I need now is money.
2) I got picked to co-host a web show (6 episode commitment) for Investigations Discovery, a division of Discovery (Shark Week people) about dumb crimes/criminals/etc. Given my experience as a former Assistant DA and a comedian it was a natural fit. Hopefully it does well, but if not I will at least get to pay a credit card bill off.
3)Filming what I hope will be next viral video, ALT WOLF, on Thursday May 16th in NYC. It is the story of a struggling comedian (played by me) who becomes a success when he becomes a bearded hipster (also played by me) during a full moon. A rivalry ensues with anti-nerd and brilliant comedian Bill Burr (played by me). Should be up right before or right after Memorial Day weekend.
4) Last, but certainly not least – my new album is being recorded in NYC on May 18th at 9pm at Stage 72 (Triad Theater). Tickets are only $10 and the cost of the ticket just goes to pay my audio and tech people. See – I won’t even make money off of the recording so get tickets HERE and get your friends to buy as well.
This flood of decent news reminds me that I had told Josh Homer on an episode of my podcast last summer that I would extend my retirement date from comedy from my 34th birthday (which just passed) to the end of July. As it turns out, these final months may be exactly what my career needed (or not). It reminds me of my college basketball “career.” It was 4 seasons of disappointment and frustration, bereft of highlights until the last minute of my career (literally) when I dunked on a dude and got an and 1 call. Maybe these next few months just represent comedy’s version of that dunk, but hopefully the good stuff keeps coming and I can postpone the end of my comedy career. Have a nice weekend. And come see me next weekend.