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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Echo, Echo...

Man it's been a long time since I dragged my ass to the computer and blogged. I realize that anyone who used to read my blog probably gave up on me doing a new one so this feels a little useless. I've been pretty locked away and depressed for awhile. "Everyone is Tyler", while that's true I don't feel funny or like making others laugh when I'm personally so low. I would like to thank Mr. S and Eric for actually reaching out. It's funny, cause there are people who haven't returned phone calls or e-mails and for a minute there I thought I'd made some friends. But this is a business too right, I should not have forgotten that. On another note, I didn't start comedy for drama and I regret that I've made that couple of "enemies" that I did. I'm a grown man, and that seems so childish to me that should this reach their ears, they should know I've moved on. Although, judging by a message I received a while ago, there will be something to write about when I run into one person( I have that message recorded, which they either don't care about or didn't think about; COPS). I will be coming out of my hermit lifestyle on July 1st, and maybe I can get on someone's list for an open mic. It's been like a month since I've done anything, but it feels like so much longer. I have written a lot in the last week so maybe when I do get on stage there will be a good reason. I don't just wanna get on stage to re-familiarize everyone of who I'm IZ. Well, that's all and I realize that right now I'm talking to myself, but maybe in a couple of weeks people will stumble onto this this and remember "Shit, that nigga ain't dead....man I just lost money!" Ciao Babies.

Monday, June 05, 2006

The coolest weekend ever! (YET)

So, it's been quite a long while since I blogged and I apologize to anyone that was reading this thing. Let me recap on what was an interesting four days for me.
On Wed. of last week I got a call from Justin Schlegel telling me that I had been bumped because Kyle Grooms had his own M.C. that he was bringing with him. I was let down cause I really looked forward to this weekend, but I knew that this type of thing happens and took it in stride. I didn't blame anyone for what happened but naturally I was a little depressed by the fact that I wouldn't get to do it. Then Thursday happened...
Thursday night I got a call from the Comedy Factory telling me that Chip Franklin might not be able to do the feature spots for the weekend and that they would let me know if they needed me to be an M.C. if things went in that direction. I got called about an hour later and it was confirmed that I would be able to do 5 of the 7 shows that I had looked forward to for a while now. I was excited and smoked a lot that night cause "it's a celebration BITCHES!"
Friday nights shows were a little nervous for me. The first show I forgot the features name, and got confused over where the light was. I did not ask what the light looks like and was told that it would be in the corner near the DJ. That was a mistake. I thought that the light was red, yellow, and green like a lot of open mics I had been to so I saw those colors and when red came up I fled and fucked up the feature's name. When I got off the stage I found out that I was looking at an alarm of some kind and I left the stage about 5 minutes early. That's a big deal for anyone that is new to this and reading to enhance their knowledge of the comedy BUSINESS. I immediately realized how much I just messed the show up. There wasn't a fuss until the end of the show and then we were scrambling to get another 5 minutes out of the headliner. He didn't see the DJ telling him to stretch it out so I had to go back up after him and do 5 minutes. That sucked, he was so funny that there was no way I could have pulled that off. I sucked and a woman in the audience told me she was praying for me. SHE WAS SERIOUS. So, I corrected myself for the next show and made sure that even if the building blew up, I wasn't leaving that stage til' I did 15 minutes. The worst part of my weekend happened in the midnight show on Friday. I had just asked Kyle(headlining) if there was any truth to the rumor that most late Friday shows were horrible and he jokingly tried to settle me. Perhaps thats where I jinxed myself, cause I bombed for the whole set. Oh it was awful. I freaked out on my way back to the garage where I parked cause there was only 15 minutes til' they closed and they closed all the exits but one. I found it last cause it was the last place that I went.
I slept in late on Saturday, and woke up feeling ready to have fun and be funny, cause I wanted to be invited back if the oppurtunity arised. There was no traffic so I got to B-More in like 50 minutes which is cool cause it normally takes about an hour and a half. I taped the shows(which will be on display tomorrow) and got a great set the first show. I hope this will help me get more work. The second show went great too, but I lost'em about two minutes before I got off. I was a little saddened that it was the last show cause I had so much fun the second night. Ricky Cruz was cool as shit and I look forward to seeing him on T.V. later and watching him emerge into the elite. Kyle, I have to admit, I was nervous about meeting. I wasn't sure if he would stand-off and be TOO BIG TO TALK TO ME, or if he would be cool. He was as cool as I could have hoped for and killed everytime that he stepped on the stage, same goes for Ricky. We hung out for awhile after the last show and talked about nothing, which was fun cause comedy never really came up. I can't say enough good thing about them(especially as people) and I enjoyed being around them a lot. They were as supportive of me as the rest of the poeple I've met in this great comedy community that we have. Here comes the drama... I knew that my garage closed at 2 am, but didn't just want to leave without saying goodbyes. It was 1:58 when I stepped out the door and I raced around the block. See where this is going yet. I run fast so I made it to the exit at 59, but they were already closed. I luckily made my way into the building and had to sleep in my car for the night. Needless to say I had a lot of explaining to my girl to do, since that's the first time I haven't come home. I got to leave when they opened at 6:30 am, and raced back home, but she had already left me a pissed off message. Oh well, what can you do. All in all it was a great weekend, and I wouldn't trade it for the world. All the staff at the Comedy Factory were too cool and I can't wait to do it all again. I'll let you know when I have more to report and I'll try to write more frequently... Ciao Babies!

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I blog during work to keep from sleeping. Unless people from my job are monitoring this, in which case "I love my job; I have a family". My dog Max is the man too. Other than that I think reading this blog gives a pretty good idea of what I'm about. Red Jell-o, need I say more.

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