Monday, November 16, 2009

Sick Days

I sit here typing, muscles aching, and I can't seem to warm up. It seems as though I am sick. Fun times? Not really. Bad timing? Yes.

I celebrated my birthday on Friday, November 13th(spooky!) with a group of friends. It was a fun night out in Downtown San Jose, but it seems I have yet to fully recover from all the partying that went down. I almost called in sick to my day job today but decided to fight it and go into the office. When I go to work, I found out that 2 of my co-workers had already called in sick. I guess it was a good thing I didn't call in sick otherwise I don't know what would have happened.

I had to cancel myself out of doing a show in Santa Clara last night at C&J's Sports Bar last night since I was not feeling well. I thought it couldn't get any worse than that. As a booker/producer myself, I understand how frustrating it can be to have a comedian cancel the day of the show. The C&J's show is a newer show just getting its foot off the ground, but I was still looking forward to it.

Not helping me feel any better, I received a phone call around 6pm saying a Host was needed for a show at the Crow's Nest in Santa Cruz for a show that was going to start in two hours. I was being offered the Hosting gig at the suggestion of one of the comedians who was on the bill. It would have been a paid gig too. Ironically, I had been looking into how to get myself booked at the Crow's Nest just a few days before.

I knew what was best for me though, to stay home and rest... I also wouldn't want to subject illness to any of the other comedians.

Earlier in the week, before my birthday, I had a couple shows I was in. On Tuesday, the 10th, I did a show at the Rockit Room in San Francisco. It took me some time but I finally found parking and got to the show on time. It was just a general open mic but I am hoping to make my way out to the SF area more often.

On Wednesday, the 11th, I headed the other direction to a place called, Eddie's. On the outside, the place looked deserted. The front door looked like a loading dock. If there had not been a little pink sign on the door that said, "Comedy Night" then I probably would have left. I finally decided to ring the door bell for the "loading dock" to see if there was an answer. Finally, Eddie himself answered the door and wow, the inside of the place was beautiful. The place definitely has potential to be a great spot for comedy. Now, the show was in front of three people who were non-comics, but I loved it. I especially liked that they paid attention throughout and enjoyed the show.

Myself, Dave Salisbury, Danny Holzwart, and Rudy Martinez.



As of now, my next show will be a week from today at Fibbar Magee's in Sunnyvale...

1 comment :

  1. They should call in the loading dock. Sorry you be sick, it was best to get better then make yourself work and people understand your work ethic and know you will be back!

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