Let’s get this out of the way up front, I’ve got a great new website courtesy of 5 Online Design and Cameron McBride. The site itself is fantastic and a huge improvement over the original design that was completed months ago, so check it out and let me know what you think and then get your ass over to 5 Online Design and hire them to make your website look as pretty as you want it to look. It worked out really well for me, so it couldn’t possibly be any different for you. Deal? Good.
Oh the web address, right, right. http://www.braceforjimpact.com/
Now let’s move on to the meat and potatoes of this web-log posting.
Tomorrow night myself and the incredibly talented, creative and just plain great team behind After Bedtime will be performing our second episode in front of a live audience at The Space in Rochester, NY. The show starts at 8, but it is highly encouraged that people show up around 7:30 to get a seat, drink whatever beer they have brought with them and mentally prepare for the onslaught of funny that’s about to make its way into your face holes.
Episode 2 is really shaping up to be an awesome show, so awesome I’m chomping at the bit to spoil what’s going to happen because I’m so excited about it I can’t wait to see it myself.
Here’s what I can tell you: Eric Lingenfelter will be closing out the show with some of the best stand-up in Western New York (if not the world!). Vinnie Paulino will be coming by to talk about his (really funny, like for real) podcast, Shoot To Thrill. Lucas Gardner will be dropping in as a guest to talk about the whirlwind that has been his life since “coming out” as the mind behind one of Twitter’s best parody accounts, @Bill_Nye_Tho. PLUS, there will be sketches, and Colin Michael Fitzgerald Burgess will be doing… something.
I want to take a minute to thank everybody that has helped me make After Bedtime a reality over the past couple months. The whole team behind me has been working very, very hard to make sure we put on the best show possible, and unbelievably, they trust me to make sure I don’t let them down as a host and show-runner; which is an honor I do not take lightly. When I first had this idea a little while back it was a pipe dream and nothing more than a fantasy I thought I’d float around to some of my friends in comedy and see what they thought. I never expected them to actually like what I was saying and want to be a part of it.
I come from a school of thought that puts a lot of emphasis on the act of creation, and my incredible team has helped me create something I’m intensely proud of and immensely satisfied with. Honestly, my job is the easy job. I get to walk out, tell jokes for a few minutes before sitting down and chatting with some people I want to talk to. Meanwhile, my team is running around behind the scenes making sure the timing is write, that the sketches are down, that the lighting, sound and staging are all correct… they’re doing the big work is what I’m trying to say.
There were some speed bumps along the way during the first episode, but I’m certain they will be ironed out for episode 2 and we’ll only keep getting better at doing this as we go on, because I made the decision to surround myself with people who will make me look like I know what I’m doing. And they do. All the time.
So, thank you to my team. You guys are the best and none of this would be happening without your enthusiasm, support and determination to make After Bedtime the best god damn show it can be. Please come out this Saturday to support them and the incredible work they’ve done and see for yourself just what I mean about them being the best.
I’ll be the schlub behind the desk.
See you Saturday night at 8 at The Space in Rochester, NY. Event Info Here: City Newspaper
As a thank you for reading this, here’s this picture of a dog.