Before I get into this post, I need to play my victory/party song. It only seems fitting for this post. [Clicks the play button]
I’ve been so busy working two jobs that I haven’t had much time to get out for open mics and book shows; however, I’ve been thinking a lot about my comedy career (or lack of at the moment) and how I need to build a strong support team around me. When I look at some of the more successful comics, it seems like they all have a group of people such as; comedians, friends, family or significant other to work material off of. It’s not something you really need but I have on one. I mean…I do it all by myself.
I guess many other comedians do everything themselves too but just think of how much you can accomplish with a team? Strategically, I only see the benefits of having others who support your vision by cultivating your creative juices. I’ll talk more about the “DREAM TEAM” in a later post.
SN&R’s Best of Sacramento 2013
Every year, the Sacramento News & Review does a “best of” and this year I decided to enter after I saw a posting on the Sacramento Area Comics Together (SACT) Facebook page. I found out the “voting” for SN&R’s Best of Sacramento had started a week or so prior to me seeing this posting on Facebook, so I knew I was behind in votes. I had to act quick! I entered the contest (by submitting my name online) under the “People & Personalities” category with a sub-category “Best Person to Make You Laugh”and reached out to my fans via social media.
I hit social media HARD for about two weeks and then I just gave up with more than a month left in the contest. I let fear set in and I thought to myself, “I won’t win this. No one even knows who I am and the other comedians are better than me.” So…I just stopped pushing. I was so consumed by work and stress that I totally forgot about the “best of Sacramento” until yesterday.
Sacramento News & Reviews Reader’ Picks “Best Person to Make You Laugh”
I keep thinking “what if I kept reaching out to my fans? Could I have won 1st place? Why did I let fear get the best of me?” I know having my name in the paper isn’t an accurate scale of how successful or funny someone is or isn’t but the recognition is great. And just to add this to my resume is even better…
The real work starts NOW! If I’m to be one of Sacramento’s “people to make you laugh” then I better start doing just that! MAKING PEOPLE LAUGH.
Thank you to ALL the people who voted for me! You REALLY made this possible for me. THANK YOU!!!
Peace, Love & Laughs,