I have three shows left in 2018. Two corporate events and a performance at a resort north of Toronto. I think that’s about the right number. I’m looking forward to a break over the holidays. I’ve no idea how in my 20’s, I used to do 5 or 6 shows in a day in December and run all over Toronto doing them. Madness. I now make more money doing just 4 shows in December than I did when I was doing 6 a day. I’m grateful for the stage time that provided me back then, and that base of performing is what got me to where I am today. That said, I’d never go back. I’m too tired for that
It’s been a wonderful year of performances, travelling to Alaska, Hawaii, South and Central America, and seeing some of the world’s most interesting cultural treasures. I shot a TV show and consulted with a few comics helping them with their work. I’ve also racked up enough airmiles to make it to the moon. In large part I have Holland America Line to thank for both those things. Performing on their ships around the world had given me a full and interesting year. I can’t thank them enough.
It’s also been a year where I’ve created new material or rewrote old work. I think being so consistently working theatres has inspired me to try new things…. And as a result, the show has evolved and become more personal, interesting and funny. I have to get this new stuff on video soon.
I’m looking forward to seeing what I can do with 2019 to make the show unique, challenge my own performing chops and see what interesting places in the world I can see next. I’m always happy to go back to Europe and I’m VERY interested in going to Austrailia…. That’s a goal for this year. I want to visit Oz again. ADVENTURE. I always wanted to be like Doctor Who.
This will probably be the last blog post for 2018…. Why not. No one reads it, so I can take the next couple weeks off from writing in my little diary.
I’ll see ya in 2019,
May your flights be short, the hotel pillows soft and the performances killer.
See ya on the page,
Good night and good luck,