12 Shiny Nickels set filmed at Westside Comedy Theater January 26 2013.
I’d Rather Go Naked Than Play Mario Kart!
Not only do I have a new ‘office’ I had some time with my Wacom Bamboo tablet. I’m pretty happy with it. Now I can make more of the dumb shit I think about a reality, such as…
Who knew years of making forts as a boy would one day help me build a
fort office as a man.
Well for any comic who’s asked, here’s my attempt to give that simply question far too complex an answer. I’m able to live here because I have my duel-citizenship which as you probably just exclaimed, makes me super lucky. Unfortunately I can’t help you move here unless you share my mother, who as you would know, is a little crazy, completely religious yet fortunately American.
I planned to visit for 6 months (best laid plans…) so a breakup and personal recession later could leave me with no immediate
options plans to leave. I’m having fun, why not document the transition while it happens?
I feel lucky to be here and thrilled this place offers more comedic opportunities, but remember: most of the children with golden tickets met their untimely and often chocolate-covered demise! Whether I was aware of it at the time, Toronto was indifferent to my arrival. This city, however, has an immune system which constantly invents hilarious antibodies to purge anyone who moves here with a dream. This Halloween I considered dressing like a baboon heart on the verge of rejection.
I’ve past my first year, which almost OVER-qualifies me as an expert. Basically, I mustered up the nerve to go to a party and arrived to discover it’s more of a ‘potluck’. The game has changed and this blog, my friends, is stuff I wish I knew 12 months ago. A last minute text: “Bring ketchup chips*, we’ll be heroes!” (*fact: they don’t have those here and we WOULD be heroes.)
My guide to L.A. (not grandiose or arrogant enough?) written for Toronto! Tips and Tricks all derived from one source, later revealed to be ultra-biased and highly ill-informed: me.
The difference? Show business. “There’s no show business in Canada” (Norm MacDonald http://www.avclub.com/articles/norm-macdonald,54380/) Well there is, but it sorta has training wheels.
For example, down here, it may go something like this:
“Get this, what if it has men… AND brooms?”
If I describe the respective comedy scenes like an ecosystem (and I’m hardly qualified to) the introduction of a highly desirable goal in a competitive market required LA to naturally evolve an insulation around real stage time, so that ‘the biz’ can run smoothly. You don’t get to real shows via open mics. You start…
3. Networking (Coming soon. Maybe.)
Pretty sure if Matthew Vaughn directed Star Wars it would Kick-Ass!
Come on, Nolan directing Star Wars. Just how else would YOU define happiness?
I love this idea, and am probably the only one. Something about Vader scribbling the plans to the death star on his dorm room window makes me smile.
Goddammit guys, I put Han’s blaster in and everything. In this dream sequel, Solo ONLY shoots first!
My new hope for who will direct the next Star Wars film