onion Juice: Countdown to the Purple Onion (The Day: Words)
So today is the day. I perform at the Purple Onion at 8 o’clock. I was there last night, hanging out with friends and watching great comedy. I’ll talk about that later because right now I have to get ready to head over to FCCFreeRadio's studios to be on Travis “Too Much” Curry's inaugural show. The show will be co-hosted by Tony Sparks and will also feature Sylvan brethren, Andrew Moore.
Today started with an egg sandwich, cleaning my room and talking to one of my favorite people about the intricacies of monster sex. Good start. I’ll be tweeting throughout the day anything that comes to mind, like a LiveTweet Onion Juice experience.
I’m weirdly calm about the whole ordeal. People are still buying tickets and I’m running my set internally to gauge for time and whatnot but I don’t feel nervous. Purple Onion is a historic room/stage, but indeed it is a stage. I’m more comfortable on stage than any other time in my life.
I like to thank you readers for supporting me with your eyeballs. This blog is fun and this segment has been fun. Hope to see you at the show. If not, hope to feel you in the zenith.
“i never heard of a relationship between comix ever working out. its too competitive. wanting to be the best is difficult when u gotta care about your gf/bf doing well. its too hard. art is selfish”—Chris Schiappacasse
TWO DAYS until I take the stage at the historic Purple Onion. Two days until I mix new and old material to entertain friends, family and strangers. Two days until I can dance and play and be happy; be my self.
I’ve gone back and forth with my emotions on this one. Some key people in my life aren’t going to be able to make it… but in the same breath I can appreciate the ones who are able to come out to support me.
One of them being my Dad.
My Dad is a hero of mine for various reasons. The major contribution (besides genetics) is his encouragement of my creativity. If my mom taught me about being driven, my father taught me how to dream.
My dad introduced me to comic books, movies, Stephen King novels, music collecting, sports, and a slew of other things that I take very serious that the world may overlook.
The scene that my father played the most from the latter movie was where Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are looking for meager accommodations.
STU, YOUR RENT’S DUE MOTHERFUCKER!
He must have played this scene 30 times in a row once, it’s beats and punchline ingrained into my very existence.
It was moments like this and movies like these that started my obsession with the art form and my Dad was right next to me plugging away information about this Bruce or that Foxx. And this was when I was 7 to about 14, but he did not allow my age to be a factor in me appreciating amazingly funny ideas and ideals.
When I told him I started doing comedy he was a bit surprised. He knew I was funny but he also knew I was shy (he found that out the hard way when he tried to teach how to spit game to women). Also there is a discrepancy between my father and my comic theory. I’m a very dry, he’s very guttural and we bounce opinions in between. Regardless, he’s supported me and my comic endeavors and I’m glad to make him proud as I take center stage at the Purple Onion.
Onion Juice: Countdown to the Purple Onion (The Guys)
I’m performing at the Purple Onion for better or worse it’s happening August 28th. Still a lot to do and a lot to talk about but I’m obliged to tell you why I’m so optimistic about my show. As I’ve written about before I’m featured on a show with two of my favorites on the scene: Jabari Davis and Melanie O’Brien. In addition to those style giants, my show also features three gentlemen whom I personally know and immensely respect.
I saw Joey Bragg at the BrainWash and he immediately bowled me over. A prodigy of sorts, cool, crispy, smooth and delivering gems of a bygone era (my adolescents). I admire the ire he and inspires and the deserved recognition of being talented first and a youngster second.
Eric is cool. He hosts an open mic in North Beach at the Impala Lounge where I’ve been featured a few times. His work ethic is to be respected and his cadence/tone is intriguing to watch. He also references pro-wrestling in his act so I have to give it up to him for that.
Bryan Moore is our “Special Guest”. I just saw him at Pissed of Pete’s and I can personally attest to his goofy charm and grandeur. Plus he’s also a good dude off stage. Bryan and Jabari are going to be a dramatic one-two punch to end my show.
So there you have it folks. I know everybody on the bill. I like everybody on the bill. We all compliment each other and overall create the best card out of the entire weekend.
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