I wish I was more interesting. What can I say, my life has slid into the kind of monotony that it does when you decide to lie fallow for a minute. I needed a break, the travel, the working, the writing, the stand up, all of it was stressing me out. I needed to do it, the hard push, to shake myself up to get myself out of the mud. Now that I'm comfortably doing stand up and am editing one novel and a third of the way into the next I feel like I can let my life settle into a bit of a routine.
It is hard to get stage time out here in LA though. It makes moving to NYC or London very tempting. I'd love to be able to work on an hour of time for two years straight. Holy shit. I'd get so shiny. Alas, not yet. I want to finish these books and put them in the hands of agents and editors before I make a move somewhere, but I know that it will be the next step. I'm gonna try to make it London if I can. A year there would do me just fine I think. I'd really like to get really good.
I'm relaxed. I'm confident. The novel is good. The graphic novel is good. The stand up is good. I'm not working on it as hard as I could be, but it's good.
Cobra Juice had one of the best shows ever Friday night. Margaret Cho, Tamer Kattan, Open Mike Eagle. I mean it was magical. We had a full house, people were standing in the aisles. It was really good stuff. It made me feel like I'd arrived or something. I'm really lucky to have had Kyle Shire ask me to be a part of that show, it's really something special. I have high hopes for it, I'd love to get it on Comedy Central or SeeSo or something. I think we have the most diverse lineups out there and Kyle and I have amazing chemistry.
Plus everyone laughs at my jokes about blowbangs and rape and the decline of Western Civilization. It just feels like my people and Kyle and I did that.
November 11th for Cobra Juice we have Jackie Kashian, Theo Von, Allan Strickland Williams, Nick Thune, and Regan and Watkins! Mark your calendars!!
This week on the podcast I have Ela Darling. Ela is the president of APAC, (Adult Performer Advocacy Committee). In this special episode we talk about Prop 60 on the upcoming California ballot. She explains why this initiative threatens to shut down the porn industry and puts performers in danger through stalking and harassment.