Okay I’ve been thinking a lot lately how to get involved in the drag community because it is my new favorite community and I think I figured it out. Alright so I was thinking since I’m a comedian I can do a show with the queens. I’d open the show with 10 minutes and then the queens can do their thing for however long they want and we can bring stand up and drag together forever. I mean I don’t know how I would even start this but I’m just putting it out there. This sounds like a plan huh you would pay to see this right hell I’ll do this shit for free.
If you live in one of those two places you can see me doing stand up this month!!
Info for San Diego show: https://www.facebook.com/events/436648936405401/
Info for Pomona show: https://www.facebook.com/events/166717636810489/
Both shows are free and I would love to see your cute faces there okay bye
I don’t really keep up with any web series but I’ve watched every episode of modern comedian twice. As we all know I love performing stand up but even more than performing I love watching other comedians perform and the entire process of comedy and this web series covers it beautifully. I don’t have a favorite episode but if I did it would be the one with Todd Glass but that’s because I’m biased and Todd Glass is my favorite comic. The documenter also interviews Lynn Shawcroft about her marriage to Mitch Hedberg but I wish he also focused on her stand up. I did a show with her once and she was amazing. I was in awe of her the whole time and just wished I could come off half as comfortable on stage as she did. It was like listening to a friend tell a story. I want to be like that one day. I’d say the only bad thing about this web series is that I wish he would do more episodes centered around female comedians but I’ll still keep watching as long as he keeps making these.
heeeeeey I performed some comedy last night and recorded it and thought I did just okay but watch it and let me know what you think (but only if it’s good/positive vibes)
I don’t post these vids anywhere else so this is an exclusive first look omg
At my show (Okay: A Comedy Show) I was talking to one of the comics, someone who I deeply admire and look up to and he was telling me about how nervous he was. It came to me as a shock because someone who I find so funny could never be nervous. I even told them that because I felt it to be true but I also think deep down I wanted some reassurance that one day the nerves will go away with performing stand up but now I know it’s something I have to live with. I also noticed during the show another comedian was sitting watching the show and my friend who was hosting it went up to him and made like a motion letting him know he was next and he nodded but I could tell he was full of nerves which again came as shock to me and he also had one of the best sets of the night. Even afterwards I talked to him about it and how funny he was and he thanked me and he appreciated that because he thought he was the worst of the night which I still find to be crazy. I get it and understand it which is why I don’t perform at the show itself because I can’t have so much stress and nerves going on at once. I don’t know how people can perform on a nightly basis dealing with that feeling each time but I’m looking forward to it anyways.
It was late April that I decided to start my own comedy show. I think there was a lot shows going on in LA that I wanted to go to but couldn’t that provoked this. I was at work when I wrote down who I wanted to perform and what I needed to buy. I even sent Jake Weisman and Brandon Vaughn a text that day asking if I started a show would they come and both said yes. From that day until last Saturday is when I worked on making this show happen.
The day of I was a tired, nervous wreck. I did some last minute cleaning and setting up. I wanted the show to start at 830 and everyone to arrive at 8. The problem is the only people at my house at 8 was the comics. For what seemed like forever no one showed up and everyone could I tell I was freaking out. I kept thinking, “oh my god I made all of these people drive an hour out here to just perform in front of me?”. Despite me freaking out everyone else remained calm and all of the comics kept telling me not to worry and that the audience always arrives late to the show. Soon enough people started to show up and I even ran out of chairs.
I took some pictures on my phone but they didn’t come out that great, luckily my friend who also hosted the show took some pictures that I’ll share with you guys as soon as I get them. I did take those polaroids though.
The whole show went wonderful and everyone had a great set. I was happy that this all worked out and I already have my lineup ready for the next one.
that my show went good last night based on my own opinion and not just the opinions of others. I had fun on stage and people laughed and it was just fucking great. Doing stand up has been the best thing to happen to my life. I mean my fucking cat died and I got in a car accident this year and if it wasn’t for stand up I probably would have let my depression get the best of me. It’s great that I can share this journey with all of you guys.
My friend recorded my set and it can be viewed here:
(the look I was going for was idiot)
I am doing stand up tonight at that show Magic Bag at the Little Modern Theater at 8 pm!
Directions: 6476 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90038