Every year there is big change when it comes to my style and my overall goals in comedy; after all, each year my life changes. So why in the hell should my act and opinions of life and comedy be any different? Now when it comes to the business, in a future post, I’ll have a lot more to say on that subject, especially local scenes but for now let us just focus on me for a second.
This year I have a lot going on. I’ll be returning to Harvey’s Comedy Club at the end of Oct as their one of two R rated comedian for the year. Some may be thinking, who cares; you’ve already headlined a special event show every year since the ban was lifted. Not true, my little cunnys. I have only done two special event shows at Harvey’s since the lift because I wanted to keep it hugely successful and attendance high. What makes this different, I am returning to headline the club for the entire week’s performances, something I have never done since the ban or even before. I can assure you, it is something which will be, not only big, but needed: A local comedian who will breathe a breath of fresh air of honesty into the club since, well, probably Doug Stanhope. I’m replacing comedian John Fox, whose act died long before his real death plus, let’s face it, John wasn’t very good at being human.
In March of 2013 I will also be recording for the first new DVD/CD since the release of Cripple xXx in 2007. This will be an amazing event but I will need your help. I am going to launch a Kickstarter Campaign in the beginning of 2013 to help fund the project. This is where you come in.
I began thinking about how important you are in the big equation of my career and I’ll be honest here; you are the root to it all. With that in mind, a rebirth of my fan base in this phase of my career is more important than any other time in my 23 years of doing comedy. I need your help, not just to help raise the money for the project but because the one thing I have realized is that you are the very reason why I have been so successful. We have always had a very close connection, a bond from the stage I stand on to the seats you sit in to watch me perform. You were the reason why I was able to return to so many clubs who feared booking me. You are the reason I have kept the ball rolling despite the fact the comedy industry has been reluctant to get behind my type of act. I am not a comedian festivals beg to have in; I am not a comedian every mainstream club wants to headline, but yet I still perform, I still draw and still win major contests. You are the factor which has helped in this.
I know now that I need to get back to the grass roots of what helped build my career. I need to build my future success from the ground up. I will never get praise from the mainstream industry. I will only get it from the people who really enjoy my style of comedy, you. The funny thing is if I can get enough of you to shout my name, the industry cannot ignore me. So 2013 and beyond is all about you. I need your feedback on what kickstarter incentives I should put into place as rewards for your donations and support. Please voice your ideas and help create an intimate dialog between the two of us so I can give you things you really want and have you actually be a part of my next DVD project. Maybe you would want an exclusive and private email, or podcast episode made to you, a credit in the DVD package, a one of a kind signed poster or a chance to rant in a segment of From The Nook Podcast, a VIP seat at the live recording, a drink and dinner with me, a phone call to a loved one or an enemy, a private performance in your living room or just a simple acknowledgement that you were a factor in my life’s work. The list is limitless but I need you to be involved voicing your ideas. It starts by you commenting here or join me on Twitter or Facebook and let’s do this together. I want to have a chance to tell all my critics they were wrong and you will be the secret weapon which allows it to happen