HAPPY JULY 2ND

HEY YOU!

Thanks for making it here. 

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This will be the first show that I have been asked to feature for an established comedian. I have had the privilege to do a few opening guest spots for some very talented comics but never have I performed 25 minutes before the headliner. I am humbled by this BUT I need ALL of YOU (a lot of you) to go. And get your tickets online  Please come. I wouldn't be where I'm at without the grace of God AND your support. Your support in my life thus far has helped me eons and if I do well......it could lead to even more feature opportunities...Who knows? I want to publicly thank Deborah Aronin for giving me this shot. It means so much Deb. It really does. When asked to perform on any show.....it's an honor. This show especially though...rhyme..bugh...This show is gonna be special. I don't want you to come to the show.....I want you to be apart of it. (limited heckling).

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The headliner is Ryan Singer. Check him out HERE BY GOING TO HIS SITE. I can't wait to see him live. This is his bio from his webpage (but you should go to his site and read it there):

"Ryan Singer is the rarest of breeds: A comic’s comic who electrifies mainstream audiences with material that is both uncompromising and unpretentious.   LaughSpin says, “With his high-energy delivery and unpretentious leanings, there’s not a lot to dislike about comedian Ryan Singer. And it’s not just us saying it: In the last few years, he’s won over audiences headlining the nation’s finer comedy clubs and was hailed by Marc Maron in Rolling Stone as a comedian “who should be big.”

 

Both his debut album HOW TO GET HIGH WITHOUT DRUGS and sophomore release COMEDY WONDER TOWN were selected as Top 10 Comedy CD’s of the year (2010 & 2012).  He was selected by LA Weekly as one of “10 LA Comics to Watch” for 2014, was mentioned in NY Magazine as a “Comic to Watch,” was one of 4 finalist in CMT’s Next Big Comic Contest, is a frequent guest on the WTF Podcast w/Marc Maron and the Bob & Tom Show, regularly heard on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio, and was a regional finalist in Comedy Central’s Open Mic Fight.  He was the winner of the Golden Shingle Award at the Rooftop Comedy Festival, an award given to the next rising star in comedy."

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and thank you again for coming to this site. Aight peace. 

Sean Patton Strikes Again

The first time I saw Mr. Sean Patton perform......it was 2013 at the Cape Fear Comedy Festival. I watched him do two (back to back) shows with two completely different sets.  I never stopped smiling...his comedy went so far beyond where I typically allowed my imagination to go.......the Romantic, TEXAS...IT just blew me away. I had the honor to do an opening guest spot on his first show at the festival......Here is the ending 

After the show a few comics were telling me that I crushed and that I "killed the room"  

Sean overheard us and said, (paraphrasing) 'a comedians goal should never be to kill the room but just...be funny.'

Until he said that my goal was ALWAYS to try and kill the room. It was bred into me. I associated doing my best/trying my hardest with straight slaughtering. The majority of my stage time up to that point was within comedy competitions where "killing it" IS A MUST in order to advance. Those words though, "just be funny" have made an impact on me. There is no more weight around my 'performers neck', I'm more relaxed and they kinda help me loosen up......right before I go on stage.

I was fortunate to see him this past Wednesday at the Idiot Box Comedy Club.....and he did it again, he just blew me away. and Greensboro came out too. It was such a great show. Hosted by Eric Trundy with a feature set by Ryan Higgins. I scheduled my bus to pick me up at 11pm which would have been plenty of time to catch the show and hang out for a little bit afterwards.......But No, it came at 9:45 and I just barely....barely was able to catch the end. I had to roll outside as everyone crowded around him. He signed and left me a poster. Thanks Sean, thanks Steve. It's going on the wall.

"NEXT TIME STICK AROUND!" That hits home for me too. I can't tell you how many times I've dipped out after a show to appease whomever it is that may be assisting me. I try to be home at a reasonable hour because I rely on assistance to get into bed. It's just the way it is for now. This is something that I can problem-solve....I know it....and it's been on my mind for a while now....I'm gonna work on it....so thanks man. It was cool to see you perform again and you KILLED IT at the end of The Grawlix.

Casual Sets

The Casual Sets show

is a show at DSI Comedy Theater where six comedians exchange their own set list with each other at random. Each comedian receives the set list..literally moments before jumping on stage. The setlist is conveniently put on display on the televisions so the crowd can follow along on a journey of a live reaction joke telling experience. This past Friday I had the opportunity to perform for an audience of about seven and....well......it was..........AMAZING. They were so much fun. And engaging but not heckling maybe a little heckling, lots of heckling but it was awesome. The very funny Brian Burns hosted and set the tone throughout. It was an honor sharing the stage with everyone:

Erik Hoversten

Erin G.

Vinny Valdivia

Brian Sutorius

and Carey Cox

My smile stretched from beginning to end. I just hope I get a chance to do that show again and I hope you can make it too. It's a real hoot. It's such a fun challenge to be silly.

It felt good. Better than good. Creativity. Live. Joke Telling.

 

New Site - New Era

New site, New podcast, New blog!

There's a lot of new and exciting things on the horizon for me..

Where to begin!?!

Crips and Crepes is now on iTunes. It's a podcast about perspective and crepes. It is the perspective of my friend Kevan Chandler and myself. We both come from different walks of life and well, we are both in wheelchairs so there's that. I can't say enough good things about Kevan. He is such a gifted writer. He is kind hearted, funny, quick and has an amazing imagination. He is one of the kindest souls I have ever met and I learn more about the person I want to be when I listen to his words within our podcast. Here is the link -> HTTPS://ITUNES.APPLE.COM/US/PODCAST/CRIPS-CREPES-KEVAN-P.-CHANDLER/ID992541051?MT=2

2015 has been a year of breakthroughs for me comedic lee speaking.

I have so far been accepted and performed in three comedy festivals:

(in order)

  1. NC Comedy Arts Festival
  2. Make Me Laugh: Denver
  3. Cape Fear Comedy Festival

I have also been rejected by three:

  1. Inside Joke Comedy Festival
  2.  Midwest Fest Comedy Festival
  3. San Diego Comedy Festival

And I'm waiting to hear back from two.........

I have been accepted into the NCYLF

It is a leadership camp hosted by NC State University for disabled individuals under the age of 30. I am thoroughly excited for this opportunity to grow and learn. I plan on learning as much as I can. I am also campaigning two projects this summer to help people who are in wheelchairs:

  1.  Get wheelchair zones for exhibits at the NC Zoo so users can see animals even when it's crowded.
  2.  Interlink the state/city funded disabled transportation organizations so wheelchair users can travel from city to city by train and still get around and not be charged outrageous taxi fees.

There's more but I'll be sure to blog it as it approaches.

A few things coming up:

  1. Moving to a new house
  2. NC Funniest Person Competition
  3.  Announcement of the 2015 LYAO lineup.
  4. Hoboken Comedy Festival
  5. Back to School