All hail the modern day rock god that is Jack Freakin’ White who is my #mcm this week.
Last night felt like one of those benchmark moments of my life. I know that might seem silly saying that about a comedy contest, but to me it felt a little bit more than that. Maybe that’s why I was nervous for the beginning of my set last night. The reason behind that is I felt like last night was the first true test of the path that I decide to take back in 2012 at the LOL Comedy Club’s open-mic night in San Antonio. The moment I decided to stop being just a fan of comedy and take part of it myself. I wasn’t happy which the way my life was heading at the time. I worked a part-time job as my full-time job, I wasn’t going to go school, I was still living at home, all my friends were moving on and I was just stuck at this one moment in time, and I had a bad falling out with one of my best friends. I wasn’t suicidal, but I wasn’t happy with my life or myself. One of the few bright spot of that moment in time was all the podcast/comedy albums I listened to and all the sitcoms/comedy specials I watched. Again, I know that seems silly saying that, but to me they were giving me the motivation to purse my dream. Heck, when I heard Pete Holmes and Marc Maron say, “If you want to be a stand-up comedian then go out to open-mic and try to become one.”, that when I went up on the stage for the very first time at LOL. A little over a year later, I’m living in the city of my dream, pursuing this silly little dream with the greatest support group a guy can ask for. Thank you guys for coming out and supporting me on what was one of the biggest night of my life. I know I still have a long road ahead of me, but after seeing the support of all my love ones and colleagues in the same room and over the interwebs. I know I’m heading down the right path and it’s worth the bumps in the road.
To sum it up, last night felt like a season finale of my life. I can’t wait to see what the next season has to offer.
Guys, my fellow co-podcaster Alex and I are throwing our hats back into the TV podcasting game with our new podcast, Two Guys & A Girl with our fellow co-host Kate (but couldn’t make our first recording). In our pilot episode, Alex and I talk about how we dislike the How I Met Your Mother finale, shows with their definitive best episode, and how 2014 had an amazing start music wise. Go give it a listen and tell us what you thing. It’s a work in process so feedback would be nice. Thanks guys and keep on being awesome!