I have always felt I was never the “white picket fence” type. I just didn’t know how to express or explain my point of view to those I felt was important in my life. they never felt how important it was to me that I was telling them the truth. I am being pushed by some other force than ego. I am being forced by life. By what is right. I am being forced by what I have always felt since I was 8 years old.
I used to watch the Rodney Dangerfield Young Comedians’ Special on New Year’s Eve with my cousin Shawn and Raquel. I used to watch Rosanne Barr and Sam Kinison belt out their views on life and religion and I always felt, “That will be ME some day!” But I didn’t know how. So all I DID know was the I needed to be in any production of anything as I grew up. I would be in my 6th grade play my teacher created and then I went for my 8th grade play and I auditioned for “Chief Running Water” for a silly “tied to the tracks” production. I won the part I was asking for and my bug bit. But not until about 20 years later did I take it seriously.
I have performed about 2 dozen times in front of audiences from 6 to 160 in Michigan. The Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, the Comedy Castle in Royal Oak and Joey’s in Livonia were my venues. I bombed a few times but I killed most of the time. This kept me going. I met some great comedians and still have kept friends with them to this day. Now that I am in another state, Kentucky, I still have it in my heart. I still write every chance I get. And I have some great stuff. My story is unique and I know I can help and make folks laugh and feel incredible. I am beginning to get the bug again but this time I want it to count. This is in my blood and I can not stop it whether people close to me think otherwise. They need to know this isn’t about them. My destiny is mine.
And soon you will know as well.
More to come…see you soon!
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