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Saturday Night Live

 

My whirlwind weekend wrapped up over at the beautiful Strand Theatre in Shelbyville Indiana last Saturday night. I have not been back to the Strand in almost three years, however it still remains one of my favorite venues to play in the country. The crowds there are so warm and welcoming, the staff treats you like family and venue itself is as gorgeous as it is old. 

My buddy Derik "Tugboat" Zooashkiyani drove up from Tennessee to open for me and absolutely KILLED it. I met him a few years ago down in Chattanooga and immediately hit it off like long lost brothers. He has only been doing comedy for a few years but I am so proud of his progress, dedication and drive. You can see him on tour with me this fall on some theatre dates down south, trust me - you don't wanna miss out when "Tugboat" comes to town.

I can't even begin to thank you guys enough for coming out to the Strand Theatre. We almost had a full house during the beginning of a blizzard coming to town. There were 150 tickets pre-sold in a city that has maybe 200 people living in it. Your continued support truly warms my heart and reassures me how lucky I am to be able to do what I love for a living. 

Here are some clips of my one hour special "Casual Sext" that I recorded at the Strand Theatre a few years ago.. Enjoy!



It's just a ride...

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20 years ago today comedian Bill Hicks passed away. My favorite of all time, hands down - no questions asked. Incredible loss to not only comedy but society. All those jokes you've heard about smoking, positive drug arguments, backlash on the government, standing up for your rights etc - Bill did them first. His honesty mixed with his like-ability venom made him stand out from his peers for generations. 

Do yourself a favor, and when you get home tonight from work click on the video below and learn what made him so different and important in the comedy world.

"The world is like a ride in an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it's very brightly coloured and it's very loud and it's fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question: 'Is this real, or is this just a ride?' And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say, 'Hey, don't worry, don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.' And we kill those people."

- Bill Hicks - 

Fun weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona

What an incredible run of shows this weekend at the Comedy Spot in Scottsdale! Amazing crowds at every show, and I was thrilled to see so many familiar faces! Plus, I got to bring along Frasier Pup, my lady and spend time with our good friend Lou. 

I felt a lot of freedom to experiment and try new things this weekend. So, thank you, Scottsdale, for following me on a personal adventure and going along with my new material. I was especially touched by those of you who came up to me after the show to share your stories. Your support and laughs meant a lot to me. 

Each night started differently, but my favorite riff with the crowd was exploring the idea of Peter Pan. Think about it, a grown man in tights creeping in your kid's window late at night to whisk them away to some "fantasy land?!"

     Kid : "Wait, I need to put on my pants first!"

     Peter Pan : "Don't worry kids, you won't need pants where we're going!!"

...Are you starting to see how creepy that whole storyline is? I could keep going, but it gets pretty graphic when I start describing his little hook.

Thank you Scottsdale, you were incredible as always - I love you. 

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