Monday, June 13, 2016

Everyone Deserves a Reason to Smile

This world is a messed up place. It is hard to comprehend why so many bad things happen to people who don't deserve it at all. I'm not talking about bad things like getting fired from a job or getting suspended from game 5 of the NBA Finals. I'm talking about the kind of stuff that happened in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend. It happens way too much and it makes me absolutely sick.

This is why I try to stay away from the news. The bad stuff always gets the headlines. However, it is almost impossible to avoid the news completely. It is all over my Twitter feed, it is all over Facebook,
and even if I just want to check my e-mail, a terrible news story pops up there too. 

Why do all these mass shootings happen and so often? I wish I knew. Is it because we don't have gun control laws in America? Is it parenting? Is it the media? Is it the combination of all of these things? A lot of people will have their opinions and usually once people hold an opinion about something they rarely change their opinion. (of course, that's just my opinion.)

America. It is supposed to be the land of the free, right? Why does it feel less and less that way? People are living in more fear now than ever before. People are afraid to fall in love because they are afraid they may lose that person they love. People are afraid to travel because they fear a terrorist attack. People are afraid to live and it just makes me sad.

Since my heart surgery in September, I haven't done many comedy shows. I just wasn't feeling the desire. I've done like 1 or 2 shows per month this whole year. I was taking a step back from comedy to reflect on how lucky I am to be alive and experience different things.  That desire to do comedy is back now. The desire to make people laugh, to forget the pain... and to live. Everyone deserves a reason to smile and I want to help make that happen. 

I will be at the Blue Lagoon in Santa Cruz on June 23rd at 8:30pm for a free show. I will be announcing more shows soon as well so stay tuned to my website for info. 

Tell those you love that you love them. And come election time, please be sure to vote.