Road Stories: Almost Famous
In mid January I went on the road. You know, like a rock star. But for comedy.
I was was able to get 5 shows in Tucson, AZ at Laffs Comedy Club. 5 shows. 5 killer sets. The road is easier than LA. And a Laffs is an amazing club.
But it was the Friday night after the 10pm show I'll never forget. It was the two beautiful girls who waited outside of the club to take me out after that show I'll always remember. It was the idea that on the road I'm living the dream, and the locals admired it. It was the fact that the gorgeous girl I sat next to all night after the show admired my choices.
In fact, during a dance party at a club the next night, three people came up to me and said "you were funny at Laffs!" They had been at the show. They had seen me. They admired the guts it takes to perform.
The next weekend I was in Claremont and Ontario, and the bartenders at the local bar were impressed I was opening for 6 shows at the local club. I felt like I was living one of my Top 5 favorite films, Almost Famous.
Recently, I filmed for Laughs on Fox. I'll be on national network TV in 2017. Things are going well. Which means I'm due for a tragedy. I'm kidding. Kind of.
I will say that the experience on the road has been a blessing.
But no matter what happens, I'll never forget that night with the girls who asked me to join them for drinks and Karaoke. That beautiful girl with the amazing eyes. That's when I felt Almost Famous.
The film Million Dollar Baby talks about what most think before they die. That they didn't get their shot. I got my shot. And that that keeps me strong.
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