This week has been so frustrating as I try to change but feel like I stay the same. My extreme lack of patience is not helping me in this as I try to become even more animated on stage. I can’t tell if I am actually changing or not because to me that I am doing much of the same and it’s safe to stick with what works. It frustrates me when I get off stage that I didn’t push the envelope as much as I would’ve liked. I remain committed to the goal, even though I missed a blog while I was dead to the world yesterday. Now I have to go and rethink some of my jokes for the week as they just don’t feel write when I say them.
After watching the Houston Texans beat the Washington Redskins 16 to 7, I have some thoughts about the game. First off defensive end JJ Watt is as good as advertised his hundred million dollar contract says it all. He clearly was the difference in this game as he affected the Washington Redskin offense multiple times. To me the offense clearly sputtered and Fitzpatrick is clearly not the answer at quarterback. Arian Foster had a decent game but also had a lost fumble in the red zone. Special teams made the biggest difference as a block point after and a blocked punt return for a touchdown were the difference in this game. I expect a couple more games like this and the Texans will have no choice but to turn to Ryan Mallett quarterback because Ryan Fitzpatrick just doesn’t seem like he has the physical tools to actually perform at the level needed. Except for a busted coverage play that turned into a 76 yard touchdown by DeAndre Hopkins Fitzpatrick clearly couldn’t move the ball down the field and clearly was dinking and dunking passes underneath coverage. I felt the offensive line was clearly a weakness today as they couldn’t open holes for the running game outside of Arian Foster’s cutbacks. As far as penalties and pass blocking they were solid but their running game seems to lack a physical element. JaDaveon Clowney looked like he could have a good game but had a knee injury early and now look out for 4 to 6 weeks. So in closing, good job on the win but a lot of things to work on and clean up after the first first week of the season.
Today I pick up my first TV credit as one of my reddit standup shots was chosen to be shown on the TV show Laughs on FOX. It’s really kind of surreal, I never really thought that this would ever happen to me. I just try to do stand up every day and am fortunate to perform every day. I am thankful to all the clubs like the Improv, Hyena’s, and especially Backdoor Comedy clubs for putting me up whenever they can. They all have allowed me to become the comic I am today. Thank you to all the DFW comics for excepting me for who I am. Thanks to all the friends that come out to shows and supported me in my endeavor to be a comic especially my family.
I really hate it when I cut people off on the road, They were in my blind spot but I can’t tell I can’t tell them that. There is no way to tell someone that is honking at you that you couldn’t see them because they’re in my blind spot. So now I have to endure this and look straight and avoid eye contact because my car has rearview mirrors that can’t see cars that are too close to me. It’s like me in that it can’t see anything that’s right around me only things that are far away.
So I have spent my labor day extensively cleaning my kitchen and watching shows I have DVR’d trying to make room for the upcoming college football season on my DVR. It has been intense so far today as I have gotten a lot done but there is still more to go. Cleaning is something my dad does religiously as he and my grandma used to do that to support the rest of my dad’s family way back in the 70’s. My dad and Grandmother were obsessive about cleaning. Me being more of a product of my mom, I am not as religious about being clean, I just rarely realize how much goes into cleaning. I just don’t comprehend all of the things that need to be cleaned when you clean a kitchen sinks, counters, stove and floors, are normal but then you remember microwave, vent hood, fridge, cabinets, walls. and it can become a really arduous task.
I am also looking over my set list for the next 2 weeks and wondering how I can make these jokes better than just how they are written. It’s hard to try and make more of a performance piece especially when its so safe to do my material the way I always do my material. I am trying to expand the performance piece and act outs so that they too get laughs as well as my material and writing. Its a big challenge but I welcome it since I want to be a headliner, I have to go above and beyond what I consider safe and develop more out of my comfort zone. This past week with my family and lots of clubs having more show and less open mic, I found myself a bit rusty this weekend. I need to slow down even more and think things thru in my head and not rush to get them out. My goal these next 2 weeks is to have an act out for every joke on my list.