Friday, October 25, 2013

Live & Kickin'

Hey, everybody.  I just wanted to post an update in case you thought I may have been kidnapped or eaten by a mako shark.

Two weeks ago, I stayed up all night for a marathon podcast-editing session on the Johnathan Rice episode.  We recorded the interview outside, and it's been a chore trying to get it listenable enough that I feel comfortable posting it.  Well, burning the candle at both ends got the best of me, and I came down with a cold the following day. Despite my weakened immune system, I went to Brooklyn Bowl to see Steve Kimock.  Too exhausted to write the review that night, I went to bed.  I had to go to work the next day, which ended up being an overtime shift.  Then I went to do an open mic.

I'd just been selected to compete in the first round of the New Comedian of the Year Contest at Magooby's Joke House in Maryland.  
The show was October 17th, smack dab in the middle of CMJ Music Marathon, so that was off the table for this year.  Still ill, I did as many open mics as I could fit into the week.  The good news is that I rocked it so hard at the show, I've made it to the finals on December 11th (Get tickets here.).

I'll be taking the weekend to focus on editing some upcoming podcasts, including the aforementioned Johnathan Rice, which will go up either this weekend or early next week.  
The Kimock review will be going up later today.  Tonight I'll be at B.B. King's for George Clinton with special guests Bernie Worrell and Rakim, which should be p-funktastic.  Expect a review sometime tomorrow.  It's been quite the adventure determining exactly how to juggle my roles as comedian, corporate video editor, podcast host, and blogger.  Thanks for your support along the trip.

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