25th Anniversary of My "Comedy on the Road" Appearance

Hey there, all you FUN-atics! I'm excited to say that my cousin Sandy was recently digitizing some of her treasured VHS tapes when she stumbled across the last remaining copy of my second and last (and only actually aired) national TV show appearance from 1991. "Comedy on the Road" was an A & E comedy show hosted by John Binder and the booker was the manager of Drew Carey and Tim Allen, and both of them asked him to put me on the show.

Although it's embarrassing to see how incredibly bad I was back then, it makes me feel good to see how far I've come as a writer and performer in the past 25 years. What's wrong with this set? Well, for one every joke is a hack, made-up joke that had no basis in reality. Although the majority of the jokes are well written and performed, I had no point of view back then and absolutely no sense of who I was or where I was going. Great comedians possess and express themselves though a unique comedic voice. But back then I was doing jokes about "my brother Silas" who didn't exist.


But regardless, I remember Drew Carey driving me to the Dallas airport (we were working the Funny Bone in Arlington that week and that was the comedy condo where I fielded the phone call from NBC that landed him his first "Tonight Show"spot with Johnny Carson") to catch my flight to Detroit. I taped the show at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle in Royal Oak, MI, in November of 1991, and it aired on A & E in September of 1992.

Anyway, here you go: https://youtu.be/0jgvKKsF64U

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