“Re” is an abbreviation meaning “regarding,” but is also a prefix is used to signify a return. We can rethink or reevaluate, leading to perhaps recognition of a core issue which may inspire rehabilitation.
Yes, this standup touring career is coming to a close. Over 10,000 nightclub shows and all that’s left is this Friday and Saturday at The Irvine Improv, and New Year’s Eve at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California.
When I was young, I recall being upset that pro-wrestling didn't get its due respect. I always wondered why they didn't list matches & results in the sports page, and figured it was because of elitist snobs with the print media.
The stand-up touring is winding to a close December 31st, but this does not mean “retirement” from the creation of art that pleases all senses from a multitude of platforms, arenas and stages. Think of it as a re-boot. A Shoe redesign. Sole search. Lacing up for a new adventure to share with you.
What a cool, unexpected email I received last week. The famed Doctor Drew Pinsky sent me a note out of nowhere, letting me know he is reading, “LoveMaster’d” for the second time and it is bringing “new dividends” to him personally. Really dug receiving that email…
One of my closest friends passed away today. I do not want to reveal his name right now, because some do not know yet. I will certainly give him a memorial tribute when the time is right, but for now it’s simply a time for reflection.
20 years ago this month, I recorded my first CD at the Ice House Pasadena. (Remember those shiny 4-inch audio discs that spin?) This weekend I would love for anyone in Southern California to attend one of the three shows at the Ice House. Come be a part of our audience for the anniversary recording of the final performances. Bring your best laugh to add texture to the CD, record, album 8-track…whatever the hell you call it!
My book is officially released and ready to order. LoveMaster’d is now available online at the Friesen Press Book Store. Available on their website is the Hard Cover copy, Paperback copy, and the eBook.
My new book is finally here! For one week only my book is available at a discounted price via AMAZON. Love Master'd has had amazing reviews by guests such as Dr. Drew, Jeanie Buss, Mark Victor Hansen, and Whoopi Goldberg.
I met with a doctor and it turns out I have a rare degenerative disorder called “Satiricarcigeria.” I go under the knife next week. Several specialists from around the world will be performing a very rare procedure.
I usually don’t single out a comedy club or play favorites. However, as I call it a wrap on the standup touring at the end of the year, obviously there is a lot of reflection going through my mind with each place I play, perhaps for the last time, and one particular venue does hold extra special meaning for me.
Recently, had a couple of weeks off. Well, by “off” I mean no travel standup comedy dates, but suffice to say there is never a true day of nothing for a husband and father of four. Still can’t comprehend “FOUR” I feel like one of those Catholic station-wagon Dads I used to make fun of. Starting to look like one too. Karma, bitch!
Sometimes I cannot believe how long I’ve been doing stand-up comedy. It all began at 9 years old in elementary school when I told personal stories about my family in front of Mrs. Stoudt’s 4th grade class.
I’ve visited the Steel City many times, and even attended school in the rural area outside the city at California University. Yep, you read it right. It is a state university I chose to matriculate when I was a teenager.