I’d Like To Order No Fear From The Menu

Well, the second night in Los Angeles was the first time doing open mics in California. After my first two performances, it’s nice to know that it can’t get any worse. I was told to use Über by Jerry to get to Burbank, bit I’m kinda old school. I prefer a taxi. Well, taxi cabs here might as well be run by the Mafia. For example, they charge $40 right off the bat if your trip originates from the airport. In calculating my trip to Flappers I was told it would be over $60. Tried to use Über but because I have a pay-as-you-go cellphone, once I cross the border the signal shuts off. Über required a phone number. I got one from a texting app, but it wasn’t recognized by the system. So, I did what any adventurous Canadian who doesn’t get...

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Taking God At His Word

There have been times where comedy gets extremely frustrating, discouraging and demoralizing for me.  This is especially true when it seems like everyone else around me receives opportunities to do different things in comedy, while I sit on the sidelines. Family support is zero, and has been that way from day one.  They never talk about it, and if I do, they get negative and try to demoralize me.  Friends coming out to watch a show are about as rare as me getting a date.  Lots of people follow me online, but maybe just once or twice in the last two years has anybody bothered to come out and support me live. I feel like I receive the least amount of support from the comedy community and from comedy audiences here in the city.  If you gave the same opportunity to...

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