VA Beach and Indianapolis
I just returned from a weekend of shows at the Virginia Beach Funnybone and Morty's Comedy Joint in Indianapolis. Both clubs were awesome. The staff at both clubs was really cool and the headliners I was with for the 2 weekends were a lot of fun. Why am I telling you this? In all honesty, maybe someone at those clubs reads my blog and feels good that they made a random no name performer happy. Is that so wrong? Wanted to indirectly tell people how you felt about their club and hotel and treatment? I don't think thats a crime. More honesty: I want to get booked at those clubs again. So there it is. If you check out the schedule on my website, you'll notice there isn't too much going on for me right now. So I load my site with tons of compliments for places I've already worked. Doug Powell, dear friend and comic guru is no longer performing stand-up. I know I'm probably the last person to mention this or possibly even find out about it but I just wanted to say something about him on my blog. Just in case anyone actually reads this thing. Thats right, I don't know how to check my own site stats to comment on the traffic I may or may not be receiving. Anyways, Doug was an awesome comic to watch. He constantly put new material together and in a very innovative way. He took huge risks on stage with a lot of his material and it paid off more times than not because of his natural talent. If you ever got the opportunity to see Doug on or off stage, you know he is a great guy. Moreso on stage, you know he is a natural comic and we are all going to wish we could hear his "new stuff." I know I will constantly wonder what new ideas he might have about whatever. His creativity was incredible and it definitely inspired tons of other comics to try bigger ideas and write in a more abstract voice. Doug, if you actually visit my site, I want you to know I will miss getting to see the awesomeness. I've learned that you don't know how much time you and other comics will be living in the same area. So many people move away to pursue other things or try comedy in a new area. Its probably the saddest part for me. I've met a lot of great people that I don't get to see on a weekly basis anymore. I know thats just how things go. I just want to say I'm glad I got to get a glimpse of Doug while he was still performing. I feel like PHISH just broke up for the 17th time.