Monday, August 23, 2010

I'm Going For It! or Cancer is a Dick!

So, I am thinking of doing stand-up.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always thought about it.

It been number 3 on my “List of Things I Want to Be When I Grow Up” since I was about 5 years old.


         1. Doctor
         2. Archaeologist
         3. Actor/Comedian/Thousandaire/Porn Star/Adventurer/Zoo Keeper

As you can see, number 3 is a catchall.

Silly 5 year old.

Like I said, it’s always been something I wanted to do.

I was the class clown in school. The incredibly sexy class clown, I might add. <-----lie

It’s like the reason I started this blog, I enjoy making (or trying to make) people laugh.

All my life, I have rarely been in a situation where I didn’t try to find the humor in it.

It’s how I handle stress.

But, I never really knew if I was funny enough for stand-up.

Maybe I am just goofy. A lot of people are goofy.

Maybe I am just witty. A lot of people are witty.

Maybe I am just a smartass. A lot of 13 year/olds are smartasses.

I just wasn’t sure of myself.

I knew I often made people laugh with my jokes and snide comments.

And it seemed to be happening more frequent the older I got.

But I guess I still had doubts.

Maybe my shyness/stage fright from childhood still plagued me.

Regardless, I needed to find an avenue to test and polish my craft.

Since Blogging is more sit down than stand-up, it let me test the waters and build up my confidence.

The feedback I’ve gotten from you people over the last year has given me that.

There are some funny people out there in Blogland.

Recently, I watched (from a distance) Travis go for it.

He made his first attempt at stand-up at a local club during open mic.

And he survived.

AND and people laughed.

That pretty much convinced me to try.

Well that and my mom finding out she probably has cancer.

They are still running tests (prayers are appreciated), but it doesn’t look good so far.

Cancer is an asshole.

“Hey Cancer, lay off my mom! I just got off yours!”

That situation has made me realize, AGAIN, just how fleeting life is.

We only get so much time on this rock, before the Man upstairs pulls out the rug.

So quit stalling and wasting what little time you have.

“Just Do It!”----Nike (famous footwear philosopher)

So now I’m off to write actual jokes.

And clean ones too, since I want my mom to be there to see me do it.


Travis said...

May your jokes cause the laughter that is the medicine that cures your mom's cancer.

I don't think I've ever been more sincere in a comment.

Good luck, man.

Moooooog35 said...

Good luck. We're all pulling for you.*

* not really

adrienzgirl said...

Sorry to hear about yo momma. You know other than all that other stuff I heard about yo momma.

I'll send some prayers up!

That One Mom said...

Sorry about your mom! I will keep her in my prayers. Cancer sux.

Mrsblogalot said...

I truly hope she kicks cancer's ass. Now go get 'em funny man.

You know and we know you can do this.

Brutalism said...

Remember...if you get nervous, picture everyone in the audience naked.

Useful advice unless you're doing stand up at a nudist which case, I got nothin'

Coffeypot said...

I'm pulling for your mom, dude. Big time.

But, since you want her there to see your performance, I set aside my comment of you combining your porn career with your comedy routines. Fucking Funny! (pun???)

Nancy C said...

Congrats. All these stories of bravery are trying to tell me something, I think.

I'm not doing standup, but I need to stand up to some fears.

PS...Praying for your mom. So sorry to hear the news.

Momma Fargo said...

Sorry to hear about your mom. Cancer is a bitch. Prayers to her!

And good for you for following your dreams. Go for it! We are never too young. Make your mom proud and laugh. It cures everything.

The Invisible Seductress said...

I wish I could be there to oviately stand for your success. I am not sure oviately is a word but I hope you get what I am trying to say. I am sure many laughagasms will be had in your efforts! As I have had quite a few reading your blog posts!!!

The Invisible Seductress said...

Oh and mostly important I am praying for your mom...I should have said that first,,,

rxBambi said...

Cancer really is a dick. Extra hugs for your mom.

I've met you. You're funny. I say go for it!

BeckEye said...

Sorry to hear about your mom. Cancer sucks cocks.

kate said...

I hope that everything turns out well for your of luck with the stand-up thing!

All of you guys doing these awesome/daring things makes me feel like I need to get off of my ass and do something, too. Like you said, it would be nice to do something great (even if it's just great to me) before the rug gets pulled out from underneath.

Pat said...

Hey go for it man! What have you got to lose? I envy you. That's all I wanted to be when I grew up was a bird - and I'll NEVER accomplish that - although, wait, I AM a chick, right? Yeah! I accomplished my dream! I grew up! Well, not if you ask other people's opinions about me....

Anyway, sorry about your Mom. I will say a prayer for her. That freakin' "C" word will get us all in the end!

Anonymous said...

Im sure you'll do great!

Hope your mom is ok. Really.

ScoMan said...

Best of luck with the standup. I think you'll do pretty good. Just don't make the rookie mistake of going on "rotten tomatoe night". That never turns out well for anybody.

Sorry about your mum. Cancer is a biatch.

Forgotten said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mom but I truly hope she kicks cancer right in it's nuts.

Also, I think you'll rock out with your...wait, don't do that. Your mom does NOT want to see that shit. Just get up there and do what you do best. Not that! Geez. She'll whip you in front of everyone. Just go be funny...

Miss Yvonne said...

Very sorry to hear about your mom...praying for great results for her.

I am also very sorry to hear you wanted to be a porn star when your 5 years old. The hell, man?

Good luck with the stand up! I'll get you started with a joke...

So this horse goes into a bar and he's all "Hey gimme a drink" and the bartender is all "Hey we have a drink named after you" and the horse is all "Oh yeah? Does it have a long face too?"

Wait. I might have messed that up. Don't use that one.

♥Georgie♥ said...

yes good luck I LOVE Travis' comment!

Alex said...

Yeah, it's true - laughter is the best medicine - so dude, your stand up better be farkin' funny.

And I had to sit through Travis' velociraptor phone routine - don't punish me again. Just kidding, stand up takes balls.

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

This is awesome, Ed. I hope you can make people laugh IRL like you do on this blog!

That whore, cancer has made it's rounds through my life and has taken loved ones and I hate it.

I will keep your Mama in my prayers.

JennyMac said...

So sorry to hear about your Mom, Ed. BUT am very glad you are going to pursue this. (insert 'told you so')

And yes, it is a lot harder to be funny when you have to keep it clean but you can do it.

The Princess of Sarcasm said...

EFFFFFFFF cancer....

I hope your mom has some other problem. Keep me posted. I'll add her to my muther truckin' cancer prayer list. Bitch ass cancer...

Good luck on the stand up! I wish I could come see you. Better yet, video it for those of us who live to far away! :) <--no really, not kidding. video please.


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