That’s a new YouTube video on figuring out my YouTube.
Just finished my TENTH audiobook as a narrator! I made a video about that and am mid-edit.
As for Twitch, it’s rough. The platform continues to make bad decisions and viewership is down since the pandemic. It kind of mimics the stand-up scene, how people come and go. Once I stopped doing the talk show online, my stream done dried up. And I still have tons to turn into YT videos. I’m planning some kind of funeral to retire it… so I can eventually rebuild it into something else.
I just did a great brewery show for stand-up. With everything else I’m doing, I’m only on stage 2-3 times a month but I’m polishing new material and enjoying it more than ever.
I work part time at a dart bar doing crowd work with guests and teaching them the games. It’s somewhere between tour guide, host, and improv.
That’s the creative stuff. I’m also trying to uh, how do you say, live a fulfilling human existence? That too.
I’ve been all over the place, but growing. Maybe not but. And. AND!
I just got my second scholarship at Denver Center for the Performing Arts. I’m taking 3 more classes in the spring, mostly focused on VO. Voice Over II and Audio Book Narration, plus a Film in Colorado sampler. It’s has been amazing to explore acting for real, rather than as a byproduct of stand-up comedy. I’m finishing up a class now that helping me find the right monologues to use for auditions. Somehow stand-up got me in that door, but now I’ll be able to have a range of pieces to use depending on the audish.
I finally joined TikTok like 2 months ago. I was reluctant for all the reasons you hear: it’s brain poison, your personal diary will be read by Xi Jinping, you might actually like it. But if the people want lil’ tiny videos, so be it. I have assembled a giant well of content from which to pull, and started cutting up videos to be 10-40 seconds.
It worked. Say what you will, but I got more views in the last 2 months than the last 10 years on YouTube. It was nice to get some appreciation on videos with barely any views. I’ll continue posting a few a week, while remembering I’m shoving fistfuls of dopamine cotton candy into my mouth eyes.
Soon I’ll have a professional commercial voice over demo, and until then there is tons of opportunity online. I’m excited to start auditioning for audio books, anime, and a-frickin-video games. My home closet studio sounds GOOD.
I had a bunch a great live shows now that I’m back doing stand-up again.
I did an amazing 420 show where I called out a group of delightfully old people ignoring me by saying “thanks to the grandparents from Willy Wonka for leaving their giant 4-person bed to be here tonight…”
I did a renaissance festival where I had a hilariously fun loose set doing crowd work. I polled the audience on whether I should circumcise my hypothetical son, and it was a resounding “nay”. So if you’re reading this in the future, that is why.
And I got to play the villain Mr. Freeze in a roast of Batman at the Comedy Fort in Ft. Collins, CO. It was an amazing night that was fully filmed and will be available soon! I worked on the jokes a few weeks in advance, sometimes live on stream with the audience, and created a full cosplay glam twist on the character. Here’s a peak