After my last post I realized that some of you took me WAY too seriously about the political correctness crap. I am wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, regardless of your personal leanings, because those are mine. If you wish to offer a Happy Kwanza, Chanukah, or the almost all inclusive Happy Holidays, I will just take it as you wishing me well and likely say “same to you.”
As for my holiday plans… they are really kinda boring from an “entertainment” perspective. Nothing much going on this week comedy wise. Quiet night at home for Christmas Eve (as quiet as it can be with a 3 and 4 year old running around.) Christmas day we have a tradition of waking up early, opening gifts, then having a nice brunch with Mimosa’s and Poinsettias.
Next weekend things pick up a bit. A couple of us from my household will be traveling to the great state of Mississippi. Family time is over-due, as we were not able to make the trip over the Thanksgiving holiday. From there we travel to the music capital of the east, Nashville. Ole Miss plays Georgia Tech in the “some company branded” Music City Bowl. I have my fingers crossed for good weather, since I believe the Titan’s stadium is open air. So, I guess what I am saying is there will be a lot of Hotty Toddy next weekend, likely both spoken (yelled,) and in the glass.
Comedy is continuing forward, at the pace in which it moves forward. I was offered a single night of hosting at the Loony Bin recently. Still an unpaid gig, but an actual night of emcee work in an honest to god professional, dedicated comedy club. I continue to do shows at many local venues, and would like to thank, as I do so often, the guys that book those shows, Billy Bazaar and Heath Andrews. Also a shout out to the Comedy Parlor where I have had the thrill of doing several improv/sketch shows in the last few weeks. Working with the fabulously talented Toby Morton and Peter Bedgood. Would also like to congratulate them on their premier of “It’s Just Brunch.”
Again this month I had a collision between my professional life and comedy life. Another attorney/comedian in the local area Sheila Niafeh and I were asked earlier this year to develop a comedic CLE (Continuing Legal Education) course. We picked the topic of Ethics, as Shelia represents people with ethics complaints, and most people consider it one of the more boring topics. We thought we could add some comedic spice. It seemed to go over well. Nobody got up and left because they were offended, which I think we can fix by the next class. We have already been asked to repeat the class next year, in fact we may have to turn down a spring offer, as it would be a bit too soon. Don’t want to burn out the audience. We have also been asked to develop classes in other topics as well, which I think is a very good sign. Having discussed this with Sheila, I think we would like to take our show on the road, maybe start with other Oklahoma bar associations, and branch out from there as we improve our performance.
Next couple of weeks local shows are gonna be hit and miss, as shows are not occurring as usually scheduled with Christmas and the New Year.