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Risky Business

To quote the movie Risky Business “Sometimes you gotta say "What the Fuck", make your move. Joel, every now and then, saying "What the Fuck", brings freedom. Freedom brings opportunity, opportunity makes your future.”Miles, portrayed by Curtis Armstrong, was right. I’ve largely based my career on this one simple thought. I just spent 11 days on the Holland America’s cruise ship The MS Ro...

Showbiz Travel

I live my life in airports and hotels. I liken it to the guy from the 80’s TV show Quantum Leap. I leap from airport to airport, hoping the next leap is the leap home. Professionally speaking I would never agree to travel and shows on a schedule like I'm about to describe. Occasionally your agent will convince you it’s a good idea and you say yes and roll with it. It’s never a good idea.Tw...

New Magic

I’ve been here in Alaska for the better part of the summer. Two and a half more weeks to go. Its been a blast, Holland America, the cruise line as a whole, has such a wonderful corporate culture it bleeds across the entire fleet of ships. I’ve worked A LOT of cruise lines. Holland really does know how to make their employees feel at home, comfortable and most importantly feel like they have...

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...

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...

Curtains Up

That image is a picture of the theatre I'll be performing at next week.There’s a moment right before the curtain opens and you walk out to perform for those thousand or 1500 audience members in the house.  It’s a short moment, maybe a second.  You take a breath, and walk through that red crushed velvet wall, smile and go to work. That’s my favourite moment of all things in professional show...