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AGENTS

Agent I've heard of who has a horrific reputation and with whom I've never done business emails this morning at not even 9am."You don't know me, we've never worked together but you'll want to. I have an offer for you, February 2019 it pays X dollars."I reply " the money you're offering doesn't cover the tax on my fee. It’s true, I don't know you, and not without reason."I need a man...

Details of Art

It’s all in the details.Artistically I love to noodle around with details of my performance. Subconscious things the audience doesn’t actually notice but can impact them.I’ve realized lately that my shows have been stronger because I’ve been finessing the staging and lighting.  Most importantly the PRE SHOW staging and lighting.It occurred to me ( maybe finally ) that what an audience s...

I cover the Waterfront

Perhaps it was the days at sea without land or perhaps it was the fantastic mood I was in from absolutely killing it for my performances on Holland America’s ship the MS Amsterdam, or maybe It was that I had good fortune to work with highly creative acts, but whatever the reason, it was one of the most productive weeks in recent times.I joined the ship in Guatemala, and sailed up to Mexico ...

Balance

If you’re an act like me and you’re on the road performing a lot, you have two lives.The road life of shows and other performers, then your home life with your family and friends. When you’re away from one you miss the other. It’s tough to reconcile.This week I’ll be performing in Guatemala where I’ll join another amazing Holland America ship, the Amsterdam. I’ll be performing on it for...

Be Happy

Finally. It occurred to me WHY I enjoy performing on Holland America’s ships. I’ve been mentioning them quite often of late; because the company generously hires me with regularity to perform my comedy magic show onboard their vessels.There’s much to like. The cabins, the food, the employees on the ship, are all top notch. I love to travel and for the first time they’re letting my wife come...

Be Grateful

I just put on Echo and Bunnymen, so get ready to sit back and chill.Having returned from the panama canal, a cruise I was performing on courtesy of Holland America Line, I’m pretty stoked. This year they’ve been super generous and booked me to headline their ships across the globe.  I look ...

Harry Anderson

We lost Harry Anderson Yesterday.  He died at his home, not much more is known at this time. A Harry Anderson selfie is not what I want to share right now. But this is.First time I met Harry I was quite young and I found myself sitting across the table from him at a small patio bar. How odd I thought, that the only thing separating me from the guy who’d been ...

Panama Canal

Last week I performed on a television show, which I greatly enjoyed. Performing with the Evasons and Mike Bullard is always a treat.This week I’m back at sea on Holland America’s luxury ship The MS ZAANDAM.  Yes, yes, I know I mention Holland America often these days, but I’ve been performing for them with some regularity since September, and I’m really having the time of my life.  As a com...

TV Taping

Sometimes it’s worth the trek to nowhere.This weekend I performed in Fergus Ontario, Its an hour outside Toronto.  Not that far. At the Fergus Grand Theatre, a local producer, Ryan Joyce, shot in 4k video no less, what will soon become a tv show. A show that puts a spotlight on local yet world class Canadian variety acts. Not many true variety shows on television now that don’t pivot on som...

We Lost Another

Every comic in the country is posting about Mike MacDonald tonight. He died March 17th 2018 at 63 years old. EVERYONE is posting about him.As they should. He was a game changer. A legend to be sure. He could be burry and abrasive at times, especially if he didn’t know you. Meh. Whatever. He was a serious talent. I’m younger than most of the comics who knew him, and even though I started yo...