Purchased my First Tux

I needed a last minute tux for the Directors Guild Awards so I called a fellow comedian who is always dressed well name Buck Ball to guide me through this experience.  Buck is so great at what he does he eyeballed in photos and by the time I walked into Bonobos in Century City he had already had the color I wanted and the size I needed all the way to the neck size.  As you can tell from the video below, I tried on the tux one time and if fit as if if it was poured on me.

I went with the Traditional Navy (Original Tuxedo Color) with the bowtie instead of a tie because I wanted a conservative look.  Check below and if you’re in the Los Angles area and need assistance, message me and I can contact you with BUCK BALL.

Meldrick from the CHI

Thanks to TV Guide that mentioned Meldrick as a character that they like, also the Chicago Tribune for an extended article about Meldrick.  Last but not least, I got a MOTHERF#CKIN MEME!!  This is crazy!!!  TUNE IN SUNDAYS!!

Red Carpet isn’t as easy as it looks!

Here are some red carpet pics of The CHI. This opportunity came out of nowhere having my first co-star role on a major TV network.  Thanks to everyone who was involve from casting director all the way to the director all the way to security and especially to the make up department who I spend the most time with.  Big shout out to Lena Waithe, Justin Mitchell and Common Sense.  It was a great show and a great learning experience and a great staff. Where ever you are in the world check out The CHI on Showtime.  Sundays!  

Red carpet selfie but Im really taking a picture of Lena Waithe who is behind me.

Justin Mitchell who kills The Chi but crushes MudBound!!  Also crushes The Chi!

Lena Waithe doing interviews, which she has been doing a ton of lately…..

Me having fun with Paparazzi

 

Israel the Promise Land

Here are a few pics from my second trip to the Holy Land.  We started in Tel Aviv, then drove down to Mitzpe Ramon to be in the dessert and jump in the crater.  Driving 160km in the dessert coming from the states is a beautiful thing.  From there I drove down to Eilat to snorkel and swim with the dolphins and salt pools of the dolphin reef.   Then I drove up to float in the Dead Sea.  While floating in the Dead Sea, everything became still and I started to wonder how in the f*ck did I get here?  How did some one that grew up in one of the worst cities in Georgia make it to Isreal, or Japan/ London……..Following my instincts is how.  It’s scary but it has taking me around the world and I have met some amazing people.

Beautiful Morning in Tel Aviv before our drive to the desert.

Arriving in Mitzpe Ramon we went to the crater first.

The view from our room at the Beresheet Hotel and Resort overlooking the crater!  That water was cold as f#ck!

Me and my Motek!!

Also there are wild ibex roaming around in Mitzpe Ramon like stray cats.

Look at the knee boots on the ibex!

For my birthday we did a 6 hour ATV tour in the desert so I got a chance to see the WHOLE crater!  It looks like MARS in the crater!

On top of the crater, we were so high you can see a bird go by.

Driving through the Mitzpe Ramon Crater

I got sooooo dust from the drive, look at the dust in my beard.

Koh Somui Villa at the Orchid Hotel in Eilat.  Got a chance to go to the Dolphin Reef and swim with the dolphins and float in the salt pools.  I went snorkeling at 9am at Snuba beach and was able to spend some time with this amazing octopus.  I witnessed it change colors and it was one of the most amazing trippiest sh#t I ever seen!

We made it to the Dead Sea right before sunset.  You can actually see the moon in the sky and for some reason the sky and the water was the same color so when I got inside of the water.  It looked like was was sitting in infinity.  Unbelievable…..so warm, so cold, so amazing.  Another TRIPPY experience.  I got out of the sea and didn’t need to dry off because the water beaded of my body like a fresh polished car.  My skin was oily and glowing.  I was itching on the ride back to Tel Aviv but it was worth it.

I performed a 40min set at the Dancing camel in Tel Aviv my last night in town it was Amazing.

GD Comedy Jam

These are shots from my set on the God Damn Comedy Jam show during the Blu Whale Comedy Festival.   If you wondering about my guitar skills, look at the bottom picture.  Im playing with my cellphone.  Shots by Phil Clarkin

Urban Outlaw Magnus Walker

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.

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Moving to LA – Network Television Debut

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!!

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