I hit my one year comedy anniversary earlier this month. This anniversary has meant more to me than any other anniversary in my life. It marks more than just a year in comedy. It marks the one year anniversary of finding myself, the beginning of the most important and challenging journey I have ever embarked on. Comedy lit a fire in my soul, and burst my heart wide open!
I have changed so much as a comedian in the course of a year. I stopped being afraid to cross lines and have since made it a point to cross all of the lines! I talk about all of the ups and downs of being a human being. The truth is, there is pain, happiness, confusion and desperation at the root of all of my jokes. If I look back on all my jokes, I know exactly where I was emotionally at the time I wrote it.
This year has seen so many things in my personal life. Divorce, career changes, new friendships, people leaving my life, touring, falling in love with bombing occasionally, and very recently unexpected magnificence. All of these things add up to an amazing catalog of jokes that are raw with pain and happiness.
Once I stopped being afraid of change, something fucking amazing happened. I am more open to letting people in, and letting my art out. My life has turned upside down, and I love it! Go out there, be a dunce, let people in, love your life no matter what.