Trish Webber, I am

So today, tonight we shoot the film short  It Only Hurts When I Laugh.   I play comic Trish Webber who has an angry meltdown on stage.  My scenes are being filmed at The Comedy Connection in Rhode Island.   I'm glad I got to perform…

My First Commentor

 I have to say I was absolutely thrilled to get off the train after a  three-hour trek from NYC to Providence, Rhode Island, get to my hotel, check my emails -- and find my very first comment to my blog.   Beside myself silly I am.    …

Off to Rhode Island

I'm heading to Providence where I'll perform tonight at the Comedy Connection.   However, the main reason I am going is to act in a SAG film short that will be shown at film festivals.  We shoot tomorrow at the club.  I play Trish Webber…

Thinking outside the Box

Got an invite from Jon Fox to perform in the San Fran Comedy Competition.  I'm not a fan of competitions and incurring expenses to get to competitions.  But I am open to meeting new people and performing in new places -- so if I can make it…

Fun at the Frairs Club

Last night I hosted a comedy show at the Friars Club.   The comics had all vied to be the winner of the "So You Think You Can Roast" contest held at the club last year-- the winner Goumba Johnny went on to roast Matt Lauer at last year's big…

Fuck Fruit

I feel like John Adams in 1776.  Is anybody there?  Does anybody care?   Today I worked on my DVD cover, went on a commercial audition for Avis (commercial auditions are a total waste of time -- I go on them in the hopes that one day I'll…

Break out the violins...

I hate to admit this, but the truth is somedays I feel anxious in this business and focus on what I don't have rather than what I do have.   I can get stuck and fixated because I'm not working certain clubs or making a certain amount of…

Don't Hit the Hasidim

Kutshers was once the heart and hub for Catskills comics.  I stayed there last night after doing a gig nearby.    There are so many Hasidim in the area that I felt like I was on the set of  Fiddler on The Roof.    They walk in packs…

The show goes on

Yesterday we buried Pete's mom.  It was a sad yet beautiful day because she was so loved by her family.   Pete gave an amazing, amazing eulogy.  At one point,  I thought the priest was going to kick some members of his family out of church…

Leno

Just read an AP article about Leno's new show.       Leno: Ready to become star-maker on new NBC show.     Leno says he's looking "forward to being a star-maker for young comedians on his new prime-time show."       I think…

Road gigs on Sunday

I don't work on Sundays -- unless some very good bucks are involved, and given that this is the business of comedy, that doesn't happen often.    I got offered a road gig.  Six shows over four nights plus getting up to do the 7am radio show…

Corp gig

I told you this business has its ups and downs -- financially as well as emotionally.   The down was Poughkeepsie.  The up is a major corporate gig I just booked in Florida in November.  Yeah! Day 4 Aug 18 '09