The blog has been picking up traction thanks to reddit, but it does not equal happiness for me. When I restarted this blog about a year ago, I did know what I wanted to write about. I then realized that I have done shows at my level (the low mid is what I like to call it) for a decade, and so I just started writing about the things I noticed that worked and didn’t work. I like to write, but most of my writing throughout my life was made for me. I rarely let anyone see what I have penned, at least until recently with this blog. What that means is that it is a lot of stream of consciousness stuff pouring out. That means a lot of missing commas and spelling errors. I apologize for that. That is a terrible habit to have if you are going to write. When I was in college and took my creative writing classes, I had to reread my stuff two, three, four times before I had it down. I don’t do that with the blog so much because I didn’t want to reword something because I had a change of heart about how I said it. I wanted it to be as pure as when the thought popped into my head. I will try better to edit this stuff so you guys at least think that the college degree on my wall was earned.
Comedy is ramping up and that means I have to make some changes. During the summer I will hit a lot of open mics to keep the “rust” off. Now that comedy is starting back up again, I think I will scale that down a bit. I am not going to hit open mics on Fridays and Saturdays. I think that those are two days of the week that comedy, and comics, should be making some cash, especially in Spokane. That means that I will stop going to Chan’s here in town because there is paid comedy in town on those Friday nights. I was split between stage time, and trying to ensure the value of comedy in the area, and I have chosen the value route.
I am a week away from going to California, and I am not going to lie: I am pretty nervous. I still can not believe that I was chosen to be in the San Francisco Comedy Competition. When I was first starting out, I remember the prestige that the competition held. A great friend of mine, Jay Wendell Walker, won it in 2006 and it was the same excitement and buzz in the air that I felt when the Seahawks won the super bowl. I would love to win, who wouldn’t, to have your name up there with some of the greatest comics walking the earth. I am trying to be realistic though. There are a lot of great comics from all over the world that want the same thing, and if there is one thing about the world I have learned is that just because you want, and deserve something, doesn’t mean you will always get it.