2014. I get by with A Lot of help from my friends.
2014 was already shaping up like a front-runner for worst year ever, but it made sure to ratify its position with a hell of a last two weeks. The week I recorded my CD (and just a couple of days after I tried to contact him to invite him to the show), I found out one of my oldest friends and biggest supporters of my stand-up, had passed away after being killed in a hit-and-run accident.
Then a week later I was driving back from a gig under heavy rain and I wrecked my car after it hydroplaned on the highway. So if you were expecting to see me in Ohio this weekend, it’s not gonna happen. Sorry/You’re welcome, Toledo (depending on how you feel about my comedy). Also, my car is totaled, insurance is not gonna cover any of it, and I don’t have money to buy a new one, so if you know of any make-money-quick scheme I might be able to get in on, feel free to let me know. Preferably the scheme doesn’t involve me having to be funny or telling jokes into a microphone, seeing that that’s exactly the thing that’s put me in the sorry financial state I’m in.
Anyway, that’s it for the sob story. I’m not mentioning this stuff because I want anybody to feel sorry for me. There’s millions of people with problems a million times worse than mine. I’m lucky to have been able to do what I do for a living for as long as I have. I just bring it up because I know there’s some people out there who care, and there’s no way I could’ve made it through 2014 without their generous, often unrewarded kindness. There’s a lot of you, and this post is long enough as it is, so I won’t mention each individually, but know I appreciate you all. I don’t know what path 2015 is gonna take, but it’s been a hell of a run regardless. Thanks for all the support.