My last update was written right before I traveled to Texas with the family. While I was in town, I did a short set at the open mic at Cap City Comedy Club in Austin. It was a fantastic show. I had a lot of relatives and friends come out so it was great to be able to perform in front of them. They all seemed to enjoy themselves.
In August, I performed at the preliminary round for the 2nd Annual Rocky Top Comedy Contest in Knoxville, TN (organized by Matt Ward), and advanced to the finals in October--more on that later. In early September, I also performed in the finals for the Opportunity Knox competition at SideSplitters. I didn't win, but I have it on good authority that I came pretty damn close, so no complaints from me. Also in September, I played my first road feature gig in Paducah, KY with Halli Borgfjord. It was in a cool little independent movie theater right in the heart of downtown Paducah. Beautiful setup, and the crowds were unfortunately smaller than average--but you wouldn't know it by how enthusiastic they were. I had a ton of fun out there.
Finally, in October, I performed at the finals of the Rocky Top Comedy Contest and snagged 3rd place! Not too shabby, considering some of the pros I was going up against. Cookeville's Monty Mitchell took the runner-up spot, and Mike Haun from Atlanta walked away with the victory. Both are hilarious gentlemen and worth checking out. Certainly didn't mind losing to those guys. I had one of the best sets of my career that night, and although I forgot to bring my video camera, Matt Ward didn't! So if you head over to the VIDEOS page, you can watch my complete set from that show!
Next month, I will be opening for the awesome Rory Scovel on his Dilated Imagination Tour here in Knoxville at Preservation Pub. More info on that can be found on the SHOWS page. I will also be (finally) making my debut in Chattanooga in November at Vaudeville Cafe. Definitely looking forward to those shows. Oh, and there's also something happening in December in Murfreesboro. The official announcement is yet to come, but if you REALLY wanna know then just check out the SHOWS page.
Hopefully that should be a good enough recap as well as a preview of some things to come. Hopefully I won't wait another three fucking months to write some more shit here. I really would like to try to turn this blog section into more of exactly that, rather than just occasional "look what I'M doing" updates. We'll see what happens.
Until next time, DIG IT.