JUST had another awkward moment. It was a dream of mine to meet the Urban Outlaw himself. Magnus Walker!!!! When I had the 944 Porsche, I used to leave the comedy clubs after 2am in the morning and drive through downtown hoping that I would catch him in the 911 Porsche doing a night run. The plan was to just ride along the side of him like two fighter pilots taking the jets out for a run. It was a silly dream. I knew Magnus and my paths would cross one day and thanks to Ethan Lipsitz and Marcus Russell Price it did. It just was not on the empty streets of downtown Los Angles at 3am doing sixty through a tunnel, it was on foot. AND he spoke to me first! Probably because I was standing there quiet, trying not to shit my hands. I had a gang of questions lined up to ask him but all that came out when I met him was, “Can you sign this?” He agreed. He also agreed to do a photo but I was so nervous I took the wrong view cropping myself out of the picture. Now it look like I photo bombed a picture with him and Ethan. So I just had another awkward photo moment of 2015. So dreams can come true, but not like you imagined.
Moving to LA was hard because I was uninvited. Nobody knew who I was when I arrived. My first comedic milestone in the city was sleeping in my car. That sounds odd, but it was the start of my journey in LA. It’s possible to feel like a king with nothing but a backseat for a bed – because at least I was giving the things I loved a real shot.
I started like most comedians do – performing three-minute club open-mic showcases. Despite being told to change my style to something that would be more sellable, I followed my gut and stuck to my guns. Over time, those three minute sets became thirty minute sets. I went on to win competitions in 2011 and 2012. By 2013 I had performed twice on cable television. And last year I got my first late night set on TV. So here’s my next big milestone. Tuesday October the 13th 2015, all those three minute sets and competitions – the uncomfortable naps in my car, on couches, on floors – TUESDAY October 13th, 2015 I broke into national television.
I was on Jimmy Kimmel Live!!!!
Of course it’s only four minutes but it took years to get here and I want you all to know this – I couldn’t have done it without you – all of you. THANK YOU!!! A special thank you to Jimmy Kimmel and his staff for the opportunity. I want to thank all the clubs and show bookers that allowed me to grace their stages. Thanks to all the audiences for laughing, and the comedy community. I’d love for you to tune in tonight. If you like my set, please tell your friends – and hopefully we will move on to bigger and better things. And if you know someone sleeping in their car, whose has a little dream, please share this message with them. Because if I can make it from my backseat and somehow get on stage in front of one of the best talk show hosts of our generation – anyone can!! I will post the performance video next!!
Knocked another show down!!!
This is me humbled, inspired, amazed, touched, and present. its been a journey to get to this point in my life, but I not there yet. Ive battled racism, poverty, education, bullies but my toughest opponent is myself. A great place to be in when you think about about. I was taught to survive. Now Im learning how to live, how to trust, relax and enjoy the journey. Here are a few pics I snapped at Case Study House #22 The Stahl House.