I had a very good time on the Quit Your Day Job Comedy Tour with Grady Ray. Well, as good of a time as I could have missing the hell out of my son Sam. Something has happened to me over the course of his growing form an infant to a toddler to a little boy I can have conversations with. I have become dependent on him for my happiness. Now, I know this may sound typical of being a loving parent, but it has made me put a lot of things in perspective. It has helped me grow as a person and certainly helped me appreciate what I have more. I do not think I will be taking off again for this type of tour with he and my wife in tow. Even then it would have to be limited to less than a few weeks at a time.
I have a lot of thanks to give, if you are pictured in this gallery you deserve the ultimate thanks. I won’t bother to list individuals because I have more effectively already done this on facebook.
The other take away for me on the Quit Your Day Job Comedy Tour is about me on stage. I learned more about what makes me funny on stage. I stopped using a set list and just let stuff come out. Much of my sets toward the end of the tour were improvised. In fact, at my show in Huntsville at least 75% of my material was based on a segment where I had the audience ask me questions. This is nothing groundbreaking as a stand-up concept, but it definitely let me draw from a lot of different parts of my life to be funny. I can’t wait to do this more!
Check out GradyRayComedy.com to learn more about upcoming dates from my 2016 tour partner.