I hadn’t realized exactly how long it had been since I made a blog post. Now if you follow me on Facebook (CR Parsons Comedian) or Twitter (@CRParsonsComedy) you know what has been going, and why I haven’t had a chance to post.
I don’t know if any of you are familiar with Jerry Seinfeld’s “secret” of becoming successful at anything. What he does is keeps a calendar that he marks each day he writes material. Well, I have been doing the same, and I am thrilled with the results. I also have been keeping a calendar of the days I perform somewhere, which has surprised me how much stage time I actually get. Last month, IN TULSA ALONE, I did more than 15 shows. Yeah, that is an average of one every other day, in a town with only TWO actual comedy clubs with only ONE open mic night a week at each. Between my stage time and my goal of writing daily, I have a significant amount of newer material which, in my opinion, is much better than what I have had. I guess my comedy is growing up, even if I refuse to…
Rather than rehashing everything that has happened in the last month and a half, let me fast forward to the big events. My variety show is ongoing, and it has been a blast. I had a sideshow performer (Mr. Crispy) freak me out by having ME stand on him while he was on a bed of nails. I thought he was kidding I’M OVER 350 LBS, but no he wasn’t, the audience was thrilled.
But last month was probably the biggest thrill that I must fill you in on. Tulsa had it’s first of what is hopefully and annual comedy festival. The Blue Whale Comedy Festival brought in acts to the Tulsa PAC, Comedy Parlor and the Guthrie Green. Some of the acts were Judah Friedlander from 30 Rock, Johnny Pemberton from 22 Jump Street, Maronzio Vance from Enlisted, Sarah Tiana from Chelsea Lately, Matt Besser with members of the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Josh Fadem, and Charlie Ross’ One Man Star Wars. I was one of a handful of local and regional acts that was selected for the festival. I got to do what they called “Clean on the Green” which was the family friendly Father’s day show. More than that, I got to HOST the show, which was great. It was cool to see and hang out with working comics with IMDB pages and everything. I’m already setting my sights on next year’s festival, and can’t wait to see who they get in here for it.
Don’t have any BIG things lined up at the moment, but a lot of small shows on the calendar. I also have plans to do at least one, and hopefully more, video shorts for internet consumption. Currently taking a sketch writing class from a comic writer that I have come to call a friend lately, Toby Morton. He wrote for Mad TV and Southpark (and was the voice of Scott Tenorman.) Keep your eyes out here, Facebook, and Twitter for updates on all of that stuff.
7/23 Wed Night Live with Gerald “Hurricane” Harris – Loony Bin Tulsa
7/24 Private Party
7/27 Open Mic in Memphis Tn. (hopefully)
7/30 Loony Bin – Little Rock
8/2 CR Parsons Variety Hour – Comedy Parlor Tulsa