I just realized I absolutely suck at blogging. Not that I can't write, I'm a writer, obviously. I suck, as in, I don't do blog posts very often. In fact, my last one was WAAAY back in August(it's April now). I've been to Tulsa, Oklahoma City, San Diego, Tucson, Little Rock, Wichita, Boise,Kansas City, and other places I can't recall right now, since then. Shit, we have a new president now. I'm thinking of all I've learned over the past few months, and the conclusion is; Stand Up Comedy Is Hard. It takes forever to "make it." I don't understand why most people get into it, in the first place. I can honestly say, even though I never envisioned myself as a stand up comic, I also can honestly say, it's what I've always wanted to do. I was always the class clown. I was always the teammate keeping my team loose, I've always enjoyed making people laugh. But the life of a stand up comic is hard.
For starters, I do stand up comedy in Los Angeles. That means, not only do I have to compete with THOUSANDS OF COMICS for stage time, but. I also have to compete with A LOT of really famous people too. For example, if a really famous person wants to try stand up, they can call, or have someone call any of the big clubs in town, and boom, they're a comic. I don't have that luxury. I have to hustle my ass off for 7-10 min spots, or produce my own show to get more time, and don't get me started on getting paid. Most of the time, when I'm doing a show in LA, I'm not getting paid. Which is the case for most comics. Unless you're a paid regular at a club, you are not getting paid, which seems obvious, but you'd be surprised at how little comics make. So why do comedy then? I can't speak for everyone, but I can speak for myself. I love making people laugh, it's one of my three favorite things. (Guess what the other two are, pay attention to my social media @PeterSers IG, Twitter) I also love getting paid to do what I love. I don't care who you are, there is nothing better than getting paid to do what you love. I can't tell you why I sometimes perform for free, other than, I love making people laugh. I have to practice. You never know who will be in the audience. I'm trying to build my following, so if I can gain a few fans each time I do a show, that's a plus. Also, it just really makes me happy when I'm on stage. Like I said, I can't speak for everyone, but that's why I do what I do.
I've been traveling quite a bit, and I've had a great time visiting all these new citites. It's really cool for me to know what I came from, and know where I am now, and to think of the amazing possibilities of what can be. It doesn't make the lifestyle any easier. It's hard getting booked in my city, in other cities, but that only makes each booking even that much sweeter. Until I'm where I want to be, it's just a matter of me having fun, and enjoying the process.