In stand up, as comedians, we are never truly “finished” cultivating a routine. We polish & tweak, painstakingly night after night searching for the prime entry point, most delightful mid build up to a robust ending (cue laughter / applause). It doesn’t matter if you are a storyteller, joke slinger or absurdist. The formula is what it has always been. So we perform it, craft it and ship it off. I’ve done it many times. And realize this... we get one shot a night at getting it right. You have an off night that bit might get tossed in the dumpster.
At a certain point you let it go. Trust me, every great comedian years and years later will remember a certain routine and say, “I know what I should have added!” This story I won’t have to do that.
As an actor, writer & director this is the best material I’ve created. It’s taken a long time and though there is more work to do.. this.. away from stand up.. is where my mind is at. I can’t wait to share with you.. a unique look at a complex life.
A film with heart, humor & drama organically intermingled.
In my career I have been told I would never make it, I don’t deserve my success, I won’t last & I am not deserving of any of it. The people who made these declarations I can’t tell you where they are today.
I’ve been ahead of more curves and always played the long game to create a sustainable career.
I’ve known when to push harder,
I’ve known when to back away.
I’ve weathered storms from other “respected” comedians only to come out the other side clean while they got stuck in the very mud they slung. I’ve also forgiven those who didn’t ask yet.
I’ve maintained a respect for this art form - stand up comedy - and I’ve cemented my legacy. History books already written and put on the shelf. From Billboard charts to Madison Square Garden, tv, film, theater, print, broadcasting - all accomplished over years of honing my skills.
This next tour isn’t just another comedy tour.. it’s bigger. In the last two years all these secret pop up shows I’ve done have brought out 3 generations of comedy fans.
I’m playing the venues I wanna play with the comedians I want to work alongside. LA, NYC & everywhere else.
My companies have thrived for over 20 years.
This from a welfare kid outta Boston.
This from a kid with no self esteem.
This from a dreamer & a believer. Nothing can fucking stop an unstoppable drive. Momentum is a muthafahhhka - positive equates to progress - negative degrades the senses & blurs the cross routes. You can’t see the whole picture if you are focusing on one small blemish that you put out there with your lack of discipline. I’ve said it before.. nothing is impossible.
Keep pushing, keep striving and keep hoping.
If you feel like stopping, do more.
If you feel like quitting, finish.
If you feel like it doesn’t matter, you’re wrong.
If you feel unloved, love yourself more.
If you feel confused, re-examine.
If you feel scared, accept it.
If you feel like you can make it, you will.
Here is a quick trip down the road I have traveled. The ‘Tell It Like It Is” 2019 tour is going to be a fun and funny next chapter.
Record breaking ticket sales over the holidays has me feeling excited and ready to go.
To all the fans I have grown up with I can’t wait to see you there. To new fans I look forward to hearing from you after the gigs!
All the tix & 411 are on my website located in my bio.
Xmas with a wonderful gang of merry makers. We ate, laughed, and relaxed more than our fill. Special shout out to my co-head chef and gf @itskelsitaylor for our food prepping and delivery methods.
The day started off at the @laughfactoryhw where I served the community. Grateful for the chance to give back when I can. Growing up many people and organizations helped my own fam when we needed some support.
Happy fuckin’ Xmas all of you rad ass homeskillets. I hope your gawd damn season is bright as fuck. I hope you get gifts that make you say, “awww fuck I needed this AND wanted it!!” If you got a special someone — tell’em and maybe they will put up with your shortcomings a little longer until finally the two of you can relinquish to the fact you are, we are, all broken people trying to fit in. Y’all memba that the only thing absolute is the yesterday ain’t squat. It’s done. It’s finito. It’s meaningless. Tomorrow is a blank code in the simulation. Nothing there yet but hopes. Today is the mission.
Happy damn new year too. Make sure you help others and don’t be a greedy shitbum. #merryxmas
Sitting on my porch with my dog just letting the year wash over me. It was a lot of work but from it came great rewards. I appreciate you all. I’m grateful for my friendships, my health & my future.
Sometimes life can drop a dump truck filled with old dildos on your head but other times it just lets that dump truck filled with the old dildos just drive on by so you can point and laugh with the rest of the world.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m looking forward to sharing 28 years of experiences with you on my Tell It Like It Is tour next year and I hope you come out and spend sometime with me. See ya on the flip side.