today is my 5 year comedy anniversary. i’m celebrating by sitting in bed and eating all of the food that’s supposed to last me for two weeks.
five years. that’s crazy. did i see this continuing for five years? yes and no. no, because i’d never been a person who planned for anything. i treat comedy as one gig at a time. i have no idea what to expect from it. but yes, because my love for it made me - i dare say forced me to alter my life. i stepped outside of my comfort zone. i set goals and worked my ass off to achieve them. i moved from Security Lane in atlanta to Unsure Valley in brooklyn.
09/07/09 fell on labor day; i did my first comedy set at the star bar that night. though today is the actual day, i celebrated on this labor day by closing out the star bar and closing out my favorite place in athens, flicker bar, the following night. so many things have changed for me, but my love for performing comedy is still strong. i hope i’m able to ride it until the wheels fall off.
[photo courtesy of paige bowman. top: flicker bar, athens, ga, 09/02/14. bottom: star bar, atlanta, ga, 09/01/14.]