I recently advanced to the finals of the Opportunity Knox Comedy Competition at SideSplitters in Knoxville. The finals (which are on September 7th) will have 9 locally-based comics battling it out for $500 and a week of work at the original SideSplitters club in Tampa, Florida. I am incredibly excited about this opportunity and I look forward to seeing the other comics bring their best (though I obviously hope to bring my bester).
I've got some other cool things coming up on the horizon. This Sunday I will actually be returning to the real homeland to perform in Texas for the first time. I'll be in town visiting relatives, but wanted to pick up a set while I was there. I'm doing the open mic at Cap City Comedy Club in Austin on 7/31. Yes, it's just the open mic, but I'm still excited about doing a set 16 hours away from home. I also hope to check out at least one or two local shows in the area. I may do some reporting on that.
Also, in September I will be featuring for Halli Borgfjord in Paducah, KY. You can find out more about that show on my SHOWS page. Definitely looking forward to that.
Finally, to wrap things up, I recently did an interview with James Irwin, a friend of mine who lives in England who dabbles in comedy. We mainly discussed stand-up--influences, early gigs, cultural differences between American/British comedy--and then ended it with a brief digression into the band Rush. It was a great talk. You can read that interview here: Counterparts, A Stand Up Discussion Between American Comic Riley Fox and My British Self.
That's all for now! I'll try to post another update soon from Texas.