Archive for August, 2012

Show #2 – “Community College Tour” – Penn State

August 31, 2012

Made a stop to the “King of Prussia Mall” to return a few items and then dined at an old favorite, Baja Fresh.  Whenever I’m on the East-Coast, I make it a point to not try as much of their food as possible.

I then checked into the sleazy motel and got ready for the show.  This one came with free wi-fi and bed bugs.

Upon entering the building we would be performing in, I knew this would be a tough one.  It was connected to a lunch room type cafe.  Students were coming in and out as they pleased and the lights were too dim.  However, within 20 minutes we made some adjustments to the setup and had a workable showroom on our hands.

Now as you know, Penn State has been through some pretty rough stuff in the news;  Things that one person did which have unfairly plagued the whole University.  Therefore I started making fun of that as much as possible right away.  Hey, as a comedian that’s our job right?  It’s not my fault I read the paper.  And it’s not my fault when they post suggestive material in their own papers.  Check out the main headline here:

Don’t you think they have ‘unwrapped’ enough things ‘offensively’?!  Well, off to bed now.  I’m sure the bugs will bite.  But as Americans, we eat well, and so should our fellow 6 legged friends.  For me to stay awake any longer would just be selfish.

Next Stop = Shippensburg University

Show #1 – “Community College Tour” – Rosemont College

August 31, 2012

About to embark on a 30 day east coast tour, my plane was delayed in L.A.  They announced on the loudspeaker, “Bags need to be re-arranged before take-off”.  I came to find what they meant was, they were busy “taking-my-bags-off” my flight without my consent.

Landed in Philly at 5pm and waited for the carousel until it screeched to a halt.  I then marched into the missing luggage area and was told a handful of bags had to be removed but don’t worry, “All of you will receive them by tomorrow morning.”  Lucky me.  Looking down at my pjs and flip flops, this spelled trouble since my comedy show was starting soon.  They gave me a $50 voucher to purchase clothes to wear on stage that night …Wow, so generous.

I now had a one hour drive, a show starting shortly after that, and somehow had to make room for an impromptu shopping trip in an area I’d never been.  The problem with the East Coast is they don’t have tons of strip malls and shopping centers on every corner like I’m used to.  Driving in circles, I eventually stumbled upon the “King of Prussia Mall” (one of the largest in America).  $80 later and I now have an outfit that will work for now and 30 mins to showtime.

Rosemont College is a small, perfectly manicured, Catholic influenced campus.  Ushered into their theater at the same time the crowd was pouring in, there was no time for setup.  Luckily the crowd and staff were awesome.  The first thing I did on stage was pull out all the tags still connected to my garments and told the audience, “This outfit you see here is being borrowed until tomorrow.”  I also encouraged anyone who thought they had a name weirder than mine to go ahead and BRING IT!  They went wild as ‘Nompli’ stood up, proudly shouted her name, beating me hands down in that contest.

Definitely tired after the show, I was shown to my living quarters for the evening.  Typically colleges will put you up in a hotel; however, this time they provided me with access to my own personal castle for the night.  No I’m not kidding.  See the picture below?  I can’t tell if they treated me like a ‘King’ or a ‘Vampire’, but either way, it made for a cool/unique experience.  Next Stop = Penn StateImage