With age comes sophistication. Of one's mind, of one's style, of one's palate. This ad features the always great Jet Eveleth and the luscious voice of Adam Burke. Produced and edited by Senor Chad Wilson. Shot by Steve Delahoyde. I'm a grown man.
Just finished a new short film entitled Pick One For Me. It stars the magnificent Paul Tinsley. Also featured are Mike Lebovitz, Joette Waters, Saurin Choksi, CJ Sullivan, and some former ESL students who did a great job. This one is for film festival submission, but stay tuned for an online premiere. Sign up on the email list for screening info and other stuff that makes me feel useful.
If you like post-grunge acoustic com-rock, my band Lola Balatro is now on Pandora. Let me know who it pops up with if you ever hear it in another station. Of course, you should make your own station with it, shouldn't you. Also, I have a new band. Stay tuned....
The Limestone Comedy Festival was amazing, as was the LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival. So after a festivaled May, June is light on the show tip as I'll be face-deep editing a new short. It has Mike Lebovitz in it, so it has to be good, right?
Here's where I'll be, though, so see this:
Solo - Characters:
Zanies Comedy Club Chicago
Tuesday June 10, 8:30pm
Standup Night - Dan Peff
Zanies Comedy Club Chicago
Thursday June 12, 8:30pm
Excited to be performing in the Limestone Comedy Festival this weekend in Bloomington, IN.
On Friday, May 30, I'll be one of the openers for SNL's Sasheer Zamata along with Myke Wright, Doogie Horner, Stephanie Lochbihler and my hilarious friend, the soon-to-be well-known Saurin Choksi.
Saturday, May 31 it's Adam Pasi, John Tole, and Stephanie Lochbiler and me opening for Cristela Alonzo, who has had her own Comedy Central special and has appeared on Conan, Last Comic Standing, and Craig Ferguson.
Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Pardo, and Emo Philips are headlining the festival. http://limestonefest.com/
Here is my Mayness:
May 3 - Short film "Stupify" screening at CIMMFest, The Society For Arts 2:45pm
May 6 - Standup at Chicago Underground Comedy, Beat Kitchen 9:30pm
May 15 - May 18 Sketch pilot screening at the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival
May 27 - Standup at Chicago Underground Comedy , Beat Kitchen 9:30pm
May 28 - Standup at Thunderdome, Studio Be 10pm
May 30 - Limestone Comedy Festival, Bloomington, IN
May 31 - Limestone Comedy Festival, Bloomington, IN
My cheeks are generally pink, so I will say that I am tickled fuchsia that my sketch pilot Sit For Glory is a selection in the fantastic L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival in May. Big thanks to Steve Delahoyde, Jason Beaumont, Laura Leigh Smith, Patrick Wimp, Nikki Cole, Crystal Portillo, Marcela AndradeJet Eveleth, Brian Babylon, Dave Siegel, Jay Washington, Mark Bratton, Aaron Foster, Christina Kyriakakis, Sean Parris, Timmy Mayse, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Mike Lebovitz, Cate Freedman, Aasia Bullock, Anjee Oliver, Sherman Edwards, Chad Briggs, Adam Burke, Melissa DuPrey, Daniel Feriera, Sean Mahoney, John Hotvedt, Zach Ward, Dan Riley, John Wittmershaus, James Vacek, Rich Seng, Josh Aliesch, John Schwartz, Brian Sherman, and all the Kickstarter backers.
Monster thank you to Chad Wilson, producer who can do everything, and the LA Comedy Shorts great people, whom I will thank non-specifically right now, but come May I will get up in their specific faces and say it. I ain't scared.
On Tuesday, April 22 there shall be a staged reading of a sitcom pilot, nay, 2 pilots I have written. It shall occur at The Public House Theater at 7:30 p.m.
I won't give you the loglines so that I can get some solid feedback (and surprise) on how they unfold, but here are the names.
(1) Beverly Hills Charter High School
(2) First Church of Darren
I cannot tell you how supportive of me the good folk are there. I can, actually, but I will only do so at their bar. Some of your favorite Chicago comedians will be reading, so maybe think about coming, eh?
March 11 Chicago Underground Comedy @ Beat Kitchen
March 18 Hoo Ha Comedy @ Rockit Bar
March 25 Get Up Stand Up @ Public House Theater
March 29 Two-Hour Comedy Hour @ Gallery Cabaret
Also, just got this:
"Dear Paul, We are excited to let you know that your submission for "Lola Balatro" has been approved. We'll reach out to you again when it has been added to the Music Genome Project and begins playing on Pandora.
-The Pandora Curation Team
Hey look at my big head on that nifty poster. I'll be performing at the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival February 14th. This is always a great time and the audiences are superb.If you live there and are reading this and would like to take some solo classes, I'll be teaching some workshops on that Friday and Saturday.Last, and most important, I will be gaining weight eating Southern cooking.
UPDATE: So due to the lovely weather on the east coast, I can't make it out there, so hopefully I'll be out there again soon.
Here's some nice pre-press for the show, though: