This Tuesday night, I will be sharing my testimony of life and my gratefulness for God. It will be held at Central United Methodist Church in Asheboro at 7pm. I didn’t have a severe spinal cord injury and then find Christ. My spirit survived that storm because of the foundation built on Him and His grace. I am not a model Christian nor do I claim to be. But I love God, people and life. I also make mistakes daily, sometimes more than four…I know, I know. God was introduced to me when I was five years old. The first time was with my K-4 teacher and her assistant and the second time, a few days later was with my mom. She asked me if I had asked Jesus into my heart, I said yes. She said, let’s do it again.
On November 6th, 2004, I was a senior in high school. Literally, it was a Saturday morning. I was taking the SAT for the first and very last time. While the clock struck there was a second, a tic like no other and I felt it. I felt that moment, my moms true self leaving this world. My mom battled colon cancer and fought every single day. She loved. I wish I could introduce you all to her. Her smile, her humility, her spirit, her embrace, her sense of humor, her silliness, her concern, her drive, her wisdom that was bestowed to her, her friendship, her love.
It will be nine years come this Wednesday.This Wednesday November 6th, I will be doing a comedy set at the Regulator Book Shop in Durham at 7pm. My mom was an elementary school teacher. So being around lots of books will be neat. I look forward to making complete strangers feel happiness. She was very smart and loved (loved) corny jokes. I may do my corniest set ever…..I love (love) and miss her daily…..
On Thursday, November 7th, I will be performing at the open mic at the Idiot Box Comedy Club in Greensboro. Every Thursday at 8pm, $4 will get you 4-5 minutes of stage time. I always try to do my best and to do something new AND try to make audiences feel joy.
On Friday, November 8th I will be participating in Round II A of the UCC (Ultimate Comics Challenge). It starts at 8pm. Get your tickets by clicking here. Less than a year ago, I predicted that I would win the 2013/14 UCC. Here is that link. The show might sell out so if you want to go, I’d get them online.
Do I believe that there are some other super, mega talented comedians that could also win? Yes, without a doubt.
This competition is stacked and I am friends with many of them, most of them. I have literally cried from laughter from some of their performances. Its worth the $10.
On Saturday, November 9th….I think I’ll just sit around….thank you for letting me share with you.
love – laugh – live and dance. it’s fun.
Stand Up 4 Leo is a comedy benefit to help me raise money for physical therapy. It will be showcasing a few of my favorite comedians. The Idiot Box has gracefully given me the venue free of charge. The comedians participating have all agreed to donate their time.
The proceeds will either go towards
A two-four week physical/occupational intense “boot camp” at the world renown Shepherd Center in Atlanta Georgia in the fall of 2013.
B) Multiple exercise training sessions at Race to Walk (SCI Fitness Center) in Mooresville, NC.
Please come out to support me as I too will do a set. I injured my spinal cord fours ago and it has left me partially paralyzed. Studies are showing that repetitive physical exercise helps neurons grow back. I believe that one day I will walk again. I am currently working on strengthening so I can do a self transfer. My other short term goals include living my daily life from my manual wheelchair and operating a modified vehicle.
Friday - June 28th – 8pm
The Idiot Box
348 South Elm Street
Thank you for your support and please share this with your friends.
This Coming Week -
5/21/13 - Tuesday – 9pm - Peasants Pub – 114 East 5th St. – Greenville
5/24/13 - Friday - 8pm – The Idiot Box – 348 South Elm St. – Greensboro
I like doing my comedy in cities like I like my Gangsters.
Spelled with capital G’s….solid golden material. (not true)
I would love to get funky with you….Either way I’m rolling out the funk.
Thank you, thank you. Stop clapping already. I am happy to announce…….to all of you that I, Leo Hodson, placed 2nd in the 2013 DSI Carolina’s Funniest Comic Competition.
Apparently, I am the first to debut this news on the world wide web. Exciting, I know. It’s fresh off the press, grab it while its hot. As of right now, no where else on the web will confirm this but I assure you, it is true and for the record it was AWESOME.
Matt White – 1st
Leo Hodson – 2nd
Kevin Kinner – 3rd.
I literally could not have advanced in this competition with out the support of so many individuals. The North Carolina standup community was so supportive in helping me to achieve this honor. The DSI Comedy Theater does not have an accessible stage so my dependence on others played a vital role. I almost died in Round Two. Almost.
I have included the following names because I am thankful for their kindness, support and their willingness to have helped me grow during this years Carolina’s Funniest Comic competition.
Firstly I am most thankful to God for life, love and joy.
Whom I wish to thank, most notably:
My family close and extended
Maria and Sarah Sadler
Jeri Lynn Schulke
& Matt White
DSI Comedy Theater
The Art Center
The Idiot Box
Potluck Comedy Showcase
The Underground Cafe
Tate St. Coffee House
And thank you all for your comments and
Thank you for clicking “I like this” on the Facebook post that pertained to my sit down career. That doesn’t go unnoticed so shout outs to (in one breath):
Nikki Cherry Crofoot
Jason and Anna Bigelow
Trisha Martin Vaughan
Katie Ward Gonzalez
Ashley Tabor Trotter
Laurie Lydem Shelton
Captain Obi Kaldur Herring
Thank you all so much.
Check me out at a show or email me. Peace/love and goodwill.
I’m going, going, back, back, to Carrboro, Carrboro.
Congratulations to the other three finalist: Matt White, Kevin Kinner and Matt See.
I wanted to make this post like the bomb digity…..with fancy explosions and many, many thank you’s but I can’t…I am so tired. I truly apologize. God is Good and I want to thank every person who has helped me along this journey of Carolinas Funniest Comic.
my family, my friends who have reached out during so, Anthony Crawford, Jenny Chalikean, Jay Stadler, Derick Deaton, Kevin Kinner, Maria Sadler, Matt White and Eric Trundy. And my sister Erin…
Tracy Cate, I expect a hug whenever we run/roll into each other and I don’t know what thats about….. but I am sure glad we met.
thoughts, love and prayer in memory of Jason Motta
AHHHHHHHHHH, I’m just a little excited….