As of today, there is only one more month until the first Pretour Kickoff Show for Spokes and Jokes at Camp Fair Haven, 81 West Fair Haven Lane, Brooks, ME at 7:00pm.
Am I excited? Honestly, yes, but largely because I choose to be. Don’t get me wrong, I love being a part of something big, but it’s always easy to concentrate on everything that can go wrong. What if the following things happened?
1. Nobody showed up.
2. People showed up, but only laughed politely, giving me unworthy validation like Paula Abdul used to do on American Idol.
3. People didn’t laugh at all, so annoyed that they wasted 90 minutes of their life on some fool who obviously has an overinflated opinion of his own abilities.
4. My wife asked for a divorce in the middle of the show.
5. My children left me to go find a family with a father that can provide them with greater security, like Heathcliffe Huxtuble on The Cosby Show.
Some of these possibilities are more likely than others, but my intention is to run on a fuel of positivity, to hope for the best and plan for the worst. I still need to assemble my act into a format that will allow me to gather all of my old material, add a lot of new material, but also to have the whole thing flow together nicely.
The radio coverage on Monday was great, and gave me a new record for hits to my blog. I also think I gained another gig from it, but we are still in the formative stages and I will let you know more when there’s more to reveal.
Heather and I are distributing the October Issue of Funnies Extra today, which contains my article about Spokes and Jokes. In it is an appeal for more shows, so we’ll see how that works out.
Also, I’ve included this link to the the October issue of the Bangor Metro, which contains another, more humorous, look at my plans. The column is on page 80.
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