Tag Archives: Santa Monica

Watch Me Perform Stand Up at the Westside Comedy Theater

28 Feb

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I Am Doing Stand Up Comedy and All of a Sudden Shit Makes Sense

9 Aug

This blog has become less of a priority for me as I have begun my stand up career.  Now that I am performing stand up and putting myself out there with the possibility of being seen by someone who matters, everything makes a lot of sense to me.  I was always a fan of stand up but I never quite thought I had it in me to actually try it until recently.  I started in January, and I try to go onstage at least seven or eight times a week.  I’ve been performing regularly at open mics and some booked shows around Los Angeles, and I now feel as though I have some purpose in life and a way to showcase my thoughts and writing to complete strangers.

What I am hoping is that over time, this blog will become a website to showcase upcoming shows and my other comedy-related activities.

Here’s a clip of me performing in the Ed Galvez Punkhouse on July 2nd (the embed code does not work on WordPress for some reason, so if anyone has a tip for this, please let me know):

http://rooftopcomedy.com/watch/DatingInLA1

Let Us Discuss Los Angeles

31 Jan
Sunset

Sunset on Santa Monica beach

The city I live in now, if one can call it that, is a complete dump compared to Los Angeles.  I went to LA for my birthday and to explore the city in preparation for my move.  I was completely and pleasantly surprised by my experience. Here’s some of the great things LA has to offer:

1. Gorgeous Scenery

The stereotype is that LA is a smog-filled wasteland consisting of nothing but cement buildings and gang members. This is so far from the truth. There are trees and mountains, a blue sky, and fabulous sunsets that overflow with orange goodness.  Sure, there are less pretty areas of LA, but overall it gets a thumbs up for looking good.

The view of Hollywood Hills from the LACMA.

The view of Hollywood Hills from the LACMA.

2.  Thriving Arts Scene

Young people flock to Los Angeles with hopes of making it in music, film, comedy, and more.  Really, only two cities are important when you’re trying to do artsy fartsy things (No, the other one is not Austin. Shut up about Austin, hipster people.) As someone who hopes to write for television and film and pursue a stand up career, it is the perfect place to be.  LA is also home to some amazing art museums. I recommend the Stanley Kubrick and Caravaggio exhibits at the LACMA.

3. Hot Men for Days

Colorado Springs leaves something to be desired in the men department.  First off, the guys in Colorado are not men. They are boys. Second, Colorado boys seem to have no real ambition – at least the ones I know.  LA offers hot single men on every street corner and in every bar.  Not only are they hot, but they are super-confident and will talk to you. Then you will get asked out three times in three days.  Amazing.

4. Friendly, Interesting People

I bet you’re surprised by this one. I was too, at first. I expected everyone in LA to be a shallow bag of dicks. People were so overly friendly that it really sealed the deal for me.  It’s amazing how people will strike up a conversation with you on a whim in LA.  I am so down for some positive energy and vibes, and the people seem to have this down very well.

Venice Beach

Venice Beach – photo by me!

5. Actual Things to Do

I have spent the last three years of my life wondering what the hell I should do all day long. Why is this? Because there is nothing to do in Colorado Springs.  LA has museums, clubs, parks, restaurants, bars, theater, comedy clubs, and way more to offer.  If you need something to do, go to LA. That’s where I’m going to be.

Here's me at Red O on my birthday with a phallic-shaped bottle of tequila.

Here’s me at Red O on my birthday with a phallic-shaped bottle of tequila.