|Posted by email@example.com on January 14, 2013 at 1:25 PM||comments (0)|
A much neeed upgrade is on the way.
My lovely friend North of the border has generaously offered to help upgrade the site to look more professional. A big thanks to him, because at feature comic wages I wont actually be able to upgrade the site myself until 2027.
Plus the new company has been launched American Country Club Comedians is up and active, I am really excited about this. I was always going to find a way to use my 25 years in the golf biz in my showbiz plans, and here we go!
Stay tuned peeps, because I am taking you with me!
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on October 16, 2012 at 12:15 AM||comments (0)|
Wow it's been a while.
What the hell is going on?
I am working on 2013 diligently. There are holes in the schedule but I am working to fix that.
I am moving so in October I'm staying close to the house. But thru the end on this year I expect to travel to the East coast a few times and Pac NW as well. I will be in New York and Oregon in November. Also returning to Colorado again in December.
2013 I have plans to perform in Vancover, Canada, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas, plus all the regular haunts in Vegas. Maybe a few I've not been in yet!. ;-)
See you soon.
|Posted by email@example.com on September 10, 2012 at 4:15 AM||comments (1)|
Fun night at the Las Vegas Hotel formerly Hilton. Steve Rossi was there for the early show, Rich Little as Jimmy Stewart. It will probably do great on Broadway. That's where they plan on taking the show. They being Rich and Steve Rossi. You see Steve is the co-writer along with Rich. Together they plan on taking this production to the big lights of Broadway!
Steve walks up before the show, sticks his hand out while talking with a few of the other comics. He then makes his way down to the front row of the theater and not only watches the show but comes on stage and does a few minutes as well. Much to the crowds delight.
Afterward he hung around to take pictures and talk to each of us individually as well as together. Talking old vegas was my favorite part!
Some nights I absolutely love this job. Other nights i just love it.............
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on September 8, 2012 at 2:10 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by email@example.com on August 3, 2012 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
I got lucky this week and landed an entire week at The Laugh Factory newest location on the Las Vegas Strip people, at the all new Tropicana Hotel Casino.
Headliner ......Mario Joyner
Tonight Show, Everbody Hates Chris, Tours with Jerry Seinfeld
Feature........ Bill Kalmenson
Cold Case, Ben Afflecks new movie Argo, Writer/Director "The Souler Opposite" Starring Chris Maloni
Super funny show two shows a night 8:30 and 10:30 pm
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on June 20, 2012 at 1:40 PM||comments (1)|
So last night at the show the small crowd made it almost manditory to do a little crowd work. I started screwing with a old guy sitting almost behind the stage. I made some joke and the guy yells no at me. I responded with sir you have underwear older than 70. I went on with the riff and said he had a wooden leg with skidmarked undies older than 70. It got a big laugh.
As I moved on with the show I glance back over at the dude who is now slowly pulling up his jeans to show me his prosthetic leg.
I had to call my self out on stage for doing a wooden leg joke to a guy with a wooden leg! It got huge laughs and I would do it again.
It wasn't a mean riff about the dude just funny and holy crap was it funny when I pointed the whole situation out to the audience.
|Posted by email@example.com on May 3, 2012 at 1:25 PM||comments (0)|
I am really trying to enjoy the journey this time.
I am getting older and as it naturally goes I guess you start to figure a few things out. Like what's really important in life. It ain't a bunch of cash, or a big house. I've come to find out it might be my time and my health. Those two things might be the most important.
I tire of making others wealthy.
Look, if you work for a company or anyone other than yourself, in essence your are simply making someone else wealthy. Your 40 hour a week+ efforts only gives you the pleasure to pay the lion's share of the taxes in this country, while providing profits for the top of the company your work for. You make them wealthy. All while you struggle for 40-50 years and then try to retire with some pittance your government has left you.
If you do manage to put away a few dollars somehow, the government will take 50% of the remains as a death tax.
What a great circle of complete bullshit.
"Enjoy the journey!"
I need to keep telling myself that. I am pretty sure I never enjoyed the journey in my former life. I was always in such a hurry to get bigger, better.
Go, do, hurry.........God Damn!
I look back now and see that it was such a shame. I missed so much.
I'm not bitter about that, I mean to say I don't look back in the past with a wistful eye. But I really should have just chilled out a little. Look around, have some fun or something, damn!
Missed a bunch of the kids because I was too busy trying to afford thier Nintendo to play it with them.
"Enjoy the journey!"
Simple enough. Balance is something we all struggle with I think. As an American it's made harder by the subconscious attacks from the layer and layer of media that is such an integral part of our lives.
I am traveling all over the world at this point. I leave for 5 states and Canada mid month. I love this stuff. They actually will pay me to be ME! Holy crap I can be a goofy funny dude like normal and they will pay me to come to their town and perform.
You mean I don't have to be a preacher?
I always knew I could do that, be a preacher I mean. You wrap god up in a good speaker, be funny, have a good story right out of the beloved book. Shit those guys are all driving BMW's to their churches. I could do that, if I could buy the religous BS. I can't sell what I don't believe.
"If I was a little more crooked I'd be a preacher. If I was a little more crooked than that I'd be a politician." PJ McGuire 1990
"Enjoy the journey!"
Are you? Enjoying the journey today, right now?
I am focusing on that mantra. Life is all too short. Call your grandma, kiss the kids, tell somebody you love them. That's the important part of the journey. Not the light bill, the work project due, not the laundry or the DVR.
I think I'm going to go have me a cigar! Maybe some Scotch.
Enjoy the journey starts right now!
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on March 23, 2012 at 2:20 PM||comments (0)|
Holy crap I can't seem to keep a counter on this page. I have sent info in to the company, they keep saying it is resolved.
I am convinced that every decent employee in this country has a job, and all the recession has done is allowed employers to fire all the shitty workers. I mean it. You can't get a person with two functioning brain cells to help you. You can't get a person with a decent attitude to wait your table at the local restaurant. What is happening to our country. Has all the entitlement finally showed it's uglines?
|Posted by email@example.com on March 8, 2012 at 1:50 AM||comments (0)|
I still feel poopie but I think the Antibiotics are working. I did manage to get the RV set up at the race track and made a trip out to load up for the week.
Mama-san is working dilegently to prepare and pack the food for us. Because of the aformentioned medicine I won't be pack any booze for myself. That doesn't matter much to me anymore anyways seeing as I drink like a school girl now,
I have a group of folks coming out that have never been to the races before. I am excited to show them what it is all about.We are in a different spot this year on snob hill.
I mean come on, if you don't feel any excitment over an event that draws 200,000 people then you may not be breathing!
I did get to film a little more tonight as they continued painting the logos on the turf. 60 mph winds have put them 1.5 days behind schedule.
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on March 5, 2012 at 11:50 AM||comments (0)|
It sucks getting sick. It sucks worse getting sick the week before the NASCAR race here in Las Vegas. I guess it would actually be worse to be sick during the race, but at this point I am thinking that antibiotics and booze don’t go together very well. I am also thinking a sore throat is not terribly conducive to the 12 or so cigars I had prepared to consume this week at the track. Boo hiss!
Oh well such is life I suppose.
Like I really can complain about anything. I guess I can bitch and complain, but no one gives a rat’s ass.
We live a charmed life for sure. We have a roof over our head, two cars in the driveway, the bills are paid for now. The kids are good and in general we are both healthy. So I should STFU! But what fun would that be.
I was out to put the final stripes down on the infield yesterday. It was my last opportunity to work the turf as the painter must begin his efforts ASAP. In fact, he was due to start yesterday afternoon however the stencils for his logos were apparently late arriving. He better get his shit together because the world will be watching Friday as the cars take to the track for practice and qualifying.
I think we finally got our RV all square. It’s not an RV this year it is a 26’ travel trailer. We still don’t know where we will be parking it. And for the first time in many, many years I don’t have a truck to pull it. I’ll have to beg borrow or steal one to drag it out and back from the race. I don’t really care where we set up all I know is we will be out there for the entire weekend.
I have a crew of mostly first timers coming out to the track to experience what I like to call urban camping. That is, we are camping out but there is a Walmart 3 miles away. Not terribly isolated if you know what I mean.
I love to show people the laid back, RV side of the racing scene. It just seems to move along at a slower less hurried pace. There are no parking issues. There is no line for bathrooms. There is no schedule to keep. All the action takes place right in front of you. Once we set up camp for the weekend we don’t fret about anything else.
I make all guests to the track arrive pretty early because I don’t like to fight race day traffic. But again once there they also get to chill out and relax smack dab in the middle of America’s #1 spectator sport.
Got to meet Justin Allgaier at the Golf Industry Show last week and what a nice kid. I am planning an interview with him that you can see when I finish the edit of “KISS MY GRASS – Las Vegas Motor Speedway”. His car is sponsored by a company that makes turf care products for professional applicators. I hope I can get him on tape as we had a very cool conversation and I think you would be interested in it!
It was also nice to see so many old friends in from all over the world for the golf show. 15,000 golf industry professionals descended on Las Vegas to learn, network, and see the newest technology for quality turf.
In speaking to Rhett Evans the CEO for the GCSAA this show in Las Vegas rivaled attendance in Orlando which is always one of the better attended locations. I am glad we put on a good show for superintendents around the globe.
I am still pissed off that the GCSAA board of directors, choose to have the golf tournament associated with the Golf Industry Show, played in Palm Springs. Instead of helping Las Vegas area golf courses to host such a large event, the decision was made based on fear of bad weather to have the golf played 250 miles away from the host city. Bad call boys! Not only was the weather in Las Vegas perfect that week but you didn’t actually let Las Vegas shine as the host city. Next, why not have the show in Mexico and play golf in Ireland, makes as much sense to me as the last decision.
I have to get ready for this week.