The Midwest

Hey guys (I don’t think anyone actually knows this website exists, but just in case, here’s a update on what I’ve been doing this week.

I’m currently sitting in the Harold Washington public library in Chicago.  It’s beautiful. I’ve been in Chicago for the last 5 days, with the exception of one show in Ft. Wayne (which was wonderful) and I’m killing time until I fly back home to Atlanta.  I came here on a little bit of a whim and wasn’t sure what to expect.  The last time I was in Chicago, Michael Rowland and I bombed our asses off and honestly, that’s what I expected would happen this time around.  I’ve heard mixed things about the comedy scene here: “It’s super alt, so you better have a gimmick,” “the mic scene sucks, the shows are okay, but overall, it’s alright I guess.”  I’ve been here since the 20th (blaze it, bruh) and I can’t imagine a city more supportive, respectful, and ready to laugh.  This place is amazing, and exactly what I’ve needed.  I’ve been dealing with a lot of writer’s block due to some personal issues and I’ve felt like I was in a rut and I was so nervous to come to the city.  I was able to weasel onto some pretty incredible shows and I didn’t want to blow it.  Holy hell, do I feel refreshed, I can’t say enough about the shows I did here other than the bookers have been wonderful and amazing, all culminating in a show I can’t love anymore than anything I’ve ever done, The Shithole.  I don’t really know why I’m typing this other than to say that comedy is amazing, I love doing this and I love the community mentality that exists here and in almost every scene I’ve ever been to.

Huge thanks to Jackie Southee at Flatiron Comedy, the Let’s Comedy boys in Ft. Wayne, The Comet and The Fun Fun Boys at Skull Mountain, Dave Losso and the YBAT gang, Curtis at the Laugh Factory, and The Shithole crew (this night changed my life).

And an extra HUGE thank you to Stephanie Weber who let me crash on her couch all week, you’re the best, but you already know that.

Comedy is tight, Chicago is beautiful, and your parks smell clean.  I love you all and please come see Fuck Party at my house this Saturday*

*Message for Details

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