Join me at the DraftHouse Comedy Theater in DC Friday April 1st / Saturday 2nd at 9 and 11pm. The venue is the first comedy club-like space to open in the city since the Riot Act Comedy Theater closed in 2012.
Since Greg Godbout bought and renovated the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse in 2005, the venue has built a reputation for bringing rising comics to D.C. before they become famous — names like Amy Schumer, Trevor Noah and Kumail Nanjiani. Now he’s expanded into the DC area with the Drafthouse Comedy Theater in DC!
People told me that they really enjoyed my comedy set but from the look of these pictures I wasn’t telling jokes at all. Unnecessary Evil comedy show. Photo by Rivers Langley
This was the 3 yr anniversary of The Unnecessary Evil Comedy Show. I had a great time performing and introducing some new jokes to this crowd. If you are ever in Los Angeles and in Santa Monica, go to the Westside comedy Theater and check out some shows!!
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!!
This was a great show!! If you are in Santa Monica, CA go to Westside Comedy Theater and check out the show Unnecessary Evil.
If you are in Los Angeles next Tuesday night join me us at Creep Show. Hopefully my mouth won’t be bleeding by then. LOL A very talented line up also!!!!