I'm also proud to say that while I'm not on the 8-10 shows a week I once was, the caliber of shows I'm on is better than ever. Even though I'm not out every night, I feel as though comedy is pretty consuming.
When you're a comedian and you haven't made it (example: me) your life is pretty much divided into odd parts:
1. Hype: You've got to self promote. This means asking everyone you know on a regular bases to come to a show via all social medias and face-to-face contact.
2. Writing/Performing: You have to back up what you're telling everyone is worth leaving the house to see.
3. Financial Backing: You need to eat, and pay rent. So taking a day job, or any job at this point is important. I'm glad to have a steady day job that involves writing, editing...and some dorky internet knowledge.
So, in the 8 hours when I'm not working, I'm working on comedy. And to further prove that, I will now shamelessly promote comedy shows....
I'm going to be on a burlesque show! http://suefunkecomedy.blogspot.com/2011/09/september-25th-see-me-in-burlesque.html
I'm producing (aka putting a ton of time and money to put on a show) one of the best shows ever. Ballsy statement, right? I don't think so. I'm so proud to work with co-producers Selena Coppock and Liz Simons to put on a show that not only has amazing comedians but it also encourages the audience to cheer for/represent their favorite borough.
That's right, It's
Brooklyn Vs. Queens: A Comedy Throwdown
..and I'm hosting!
I hope to see you at one of the shows, but you can't make it you can always share your love of comedy by checking out my youtube channel...