I'm not sure how to sustain the enthusiasm. I feel less excited about comedy lately, it's something that wanes quickly when I stop going up. I started editing my graphic novel script and I was surprised at how good it actually is. I'm not saying that as a brag, I mean it in relation to how bad I was convinced it was. When you spend eight months writing something, you kind of forget what you were writing in month one. I'm looking forward to working on it, it's going to be a lot easier than I thought. I've never completed such a long piece of work before and I learned a lot along the way. I tend to over write, I like to layer like Nabokov, but having some distance from it has made it easier to see what can be pared away. I think it's a really good story and I'm excited to see exactly what shape it takes.
I've also been burning through the novel I'm working on. I think about it all day, I dream about the characters. I feel like a mother giving birth. It's hard to sustain the enthusiasm for other things...which makes standup more difficult. I write on stage and I write about things that are going on in my life, but the only thing going on in my life is sitting in front of a laptop writing stories about the lives of imagined people hundreds of years ago.
I think I'm going to have to go on another one of those quests where I try to go up 100 times before December 20th (the first time I did stand up). I guess that's what life is, being consistent even when you don't feel it. Forcing myself to go up and tell jokes even when I don't feel inspired. I've been working on a bit about rape culture, Milo Yiannopoulos, the alt-right and pc culture. I think it's good stuff, but I get scared sometimes up there. The language is strong, though so is the point I'm trying to make. Wish me luck!
This week on OBSERVATIONSwith Sovereign Syre, (please subscribe, rate and review, it helps) I have Jonathan Larroquette on of the two hosts of the wildly popular Uhh Yeah Dude podcast. We talk about everything from turning a podcast into a phenomenon to growing up with a famous parent and trying to find yourself. He has a gold tooth that I'm super jealous of. I'm getting my own made.
I have a new clip up over on the media page. It's Dave Foley helping me read some of my email at last month's Cobra Juice show. This month's Cobra Juice is October 21st. We have Open Mike Eagle and a secret special guest. She's a comedy icon. You'll regret not going to this show. Go get tickets!