June 1, 2012

Hey guys, hope you like the sketch. Much thanks to actors Byron Bowers, Christine Medrano, Mackenzie Horras and Ricky Luna. Sound guy Cory George, Cameramen Ryan Pennington and Zach Ames and Dave Swan on editing.

February 29, 2012

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

This is a really good time for me. I'm in a good place, Missoula, Montana.

I am on a bit of a tour right now, doing what I love doing. I've had the opportunity to work with some very talented people and very awesome people. In a span of three weeks I'll have performed in six states, and 10 freaking cities.

I love comedy and I love what I am doing. I made a CD. sounds weird to say, and usually when you hear CD in Los Angeles, you think of the tranny prostitutes on Santa Monica Blvd.


If you read my recent post, I was heartbroken by the death of a friend, inspiration and comrade. It made me realize I need to stop fucking around and bust my ass at my passion. I don't know how much time I have on this planet.

I decided to self-produce a CD. I decided to get a podcast started. The gigs kind of presented themselves and I am thankful for the opportunity to do my what I love doing.

Feb. 17th I produced a comedy show in LA. Usually never fun, but it worked.
Feb. 21st I recorded a CD in my hometown of Tulsa, OK.
Feb. 24th I headlined a show at a coffee shop in Sapulpa, OK and did all clean material. something that wasn't hard for me, but something I rarely do.
Feb. 28th I flew to Montana to do four gigs in a beautiful state with the coolest audiences, I have ever met.
Next week, I'm taking an Amtrak to Seattle to see a cousin and do a couple of spots there. After that I am doing three 30 minute feature spots in rural Washington, Idaho and Oregon. I may tack on a few more days if the opportunity presents itself.

I am thankful to do what I love doing.

I have been lucky to work with some really great people you know and some really great people you should know. Melissa Villasenor, Susan Freeman, Richie Stratton, Mimi Gonzales, Jonny Loquasto and Ed Galvez. All funny people and great and

I've also started a podcast - GETTING CHICKS WITH DAVE AND MATT - with my good buddy Dave Swan

Look them up online, and if you like me you love them.

I'd love to stay and chat but I have a few more dickjokes to write.

In the meantime, listen to the podcast and please share it with your friends.


January 27, 2012

Episode 1- Getting Chicks with Dave and Matt- Jan. 21, 2012 Lynn Halsted

Big News, just started a podcast with a comedian buddy of mine Dave Swan (@swanagram on Twitter). We named Getting Chicks, which as you see will be a double entendre. We'll have a weekly catch up session with ourselves and have a different female guest weekly. http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif

This is our first episode. Our guest is Lynn Halstead, 15 year veteran out of New York, who writes the blog. It's a catalog of entries of every man she has slept with. All names are kept anonymous yet hilarious. You can follow her on twitter at @56men.

Take a listen it's fun.

Getting Chicks Podcast Episode 1

January 4, 2012

Angelo Bowers Is My Hero.

I'm typing this through tears and I don't know what say. I lost a friend yesterday. It's selfish to say I lost a friend, because I got to share him with everyone I could. It really put this in perspective when my mom called me today, because she remembered the jokes of Angelo's I would tell her.

I started doing comedy seriously in January of 2008. One of the first places I went in LA was the Pig N Whistle in Hollywood. That's where I met Angelo Bowers. He was one of the funniest on a dozen funny guys there. He had his own style, a smart and playful style. He was warm and sincere, and I was intimidated by how funny he was.

I was too intimidated by him that I didn't introduce myself until the third week I had seen him. When I did, he remembered some of my awful jokes, and invited to go with him to go with him to another open mic down the street.

This is what he did, doing 2-3 spots a night, working on his jokes, writing new hilarious stuff every time. And making new friends everywhere. If you saw one of his sets once, you listened to him every time afterward. He was real. He was genuine. He was hilarious.

Comics never left the room if they knew Angelo was coming up. It was like when Babe Ruth came up to the plate. If he was at a comedy club, the 10-15 year veterans would watch and him and pay attention. He was our star. I loved telling somebody who hadn't seen him that they'll want to watch this guy.

As funny as he was. He was a greater person. There were no strangers, he was shy and humble, and everyone wanted to meet him. I got to share him with people. He got to entertain them and it was great because it's what he loved doing.

He left LA for a couple of months and I kept in touch with him through texting and when I made him laugh and smile it made me feel better. When he came back, he made comedy better. He is and always be something special.

I'd like to make a life change and try and be more like him.

He died yesterday, he was in a car that was hit by a drunk driver. It doesn't make sense to me. It probably never will. I'm typing this and I am crying and hoping this is something worthy of him. And I'm sure he'd laugh and tell me not to worry about it.

I don't know what to say. Try to be more like Angelo. Work your best at what you do and be nice to people. Tell people you love them. Hug them, be supportive, care.

I'd like to be more like him.