I did it! I did it! Holy shit...I DID IT!! I conquered my fears, I put my money where my mouth was, and my mouth where my money was. After three years of stand up comedy, I recorded a stand up comedy album! Like a full album. There were many events that led to me ulitmately taking the leap to even try stand up in the first place, and now I will have something to show for it, aside from the bags under my eyes. All the marathon shows where I sat through two to tree hours of comics, just so I could perform my 6 minutes in front of four people. Those sleepless nights when I was so high from the rush I'd get from performing, so high I couldn't fall asleep for hours, if at all. Only to be up for work at 6am, and then do it all over again. Those long drives home from San Diego, getting home at 3am when I had to be up at 6am. Having my eyes twitch because of the lack of sleep and over abundance of caffeine. The endless refection e mails from club bookers, you know, the ones I still get(not a joke). The culmination of a three year, self finding journey. I have truly found myself throughout this journey. Listening to the naysayers who will tell me I shouldn't try to do an album, or that I'm not ready yet. Seeing the looks on the faces of people in the business who are "ahead of me,' who are looking over their shoulders, because they can see me coming.
All of these things are what drive me!
Will the album be life changing? Maybe. It has sure changed my life. Will it go platinum? Does any album go platinum anymore if it isn't Taylor Swift? What I can say, is it is a victory for me. A belief in myself, and a piece of work I can say I'm very proud of. When people post pictures of their kids on social media, I can imagine it's the same feeling. I'm so proud of this work. I'm so thankful for the people in my life, who support me, and push me to push myself, whether they know it or not. I'm taking chances, and I'm making investments in myself, because if we don't invest in ourselves, who else will? I can't wait to share my work with everyone, it's like my child. Thank you so much for being the outlet for which I can share my voice! Without you, there is no live comedy!