Half Life

Sometimes Comedy is like radiation, you’re exposed to it, and it affects you LATER after you’ve been around it. That often makes a good joke a great joke, a joke that’s told AFTER by someone who heard it, hopefully heard YOU say it… I want more material like that…

I have been CRAZY lucky, I just celebrated 26 years in the “biz”… 2/1/87 first paid gig $12.20… where I then quit the job I had been limping along in, and starved as an “act” for a while… Feeding yourself with your dream makes you get serious about it… (and sometimes lose weight) AND I’m so glad I was so deaf to the responses that I still have on TAPES, and that my excitement over ANY Laugh I got along the way trumped the silences where I imagined other laughs should go.

I have met more people, stayed in touch with so many, toured the world, and am still lucky enough to be making a living and now I get to have a few more of those laughs and a lot less silences…

On this 26th anniversary, I’m so grateful to still enjoy picking up a pen when an idea comes to me, and nows a good time to give a big thanks to those bookers who helped, friends who helped, writers who helped, and of course those laughers who helped… I have a solid muse of a wife, a support system of a family that shakes their heads less when they speak of me being a comedian, and I like/LOVE my job when I get to do it.

I don’t know what the next 26 will hold, but I know on my part, I’ll try to write more, perform more, learn more, meet more, and PERSONALLY laugh more… MAYBE if I’m on track to continue to be crazy lucky, I’ll be able to make more-others laugh too…
Over half my life getting laughs for a living, not a bad half life…