What the heck is next?

jan01

I absolutely fucking hate when days like January 1st make people decide that now is a better time than ever to rebrand themselves or try something new or start watching what they eat.  But I’m human.  And a little reflection never hurt anybody.  So add this to the list of trite, cliche posts that are likely filling up your Facebook feeds at the moment.  Except mine is way more interesting.  Sorry, not sorry.  Kinda sorry.

2015 has been the greatest year of my life, filled with so much growth and validation and success, that I’m a little (jokingly?) worried that I’ve already peaked.

In January, the wonderful Kevin Allison put me on his show Risk! for the first of what eventually became 3 appearances on it this year, including a live show at the PIT in New York.  I started my own show in March, 2 Gays, No Girls, At A Pizza Place, and have been lucky enough to work with some of the most gifted and successful people a comedian could ever look up to.  I took a class at Upright Citizens Brigade – a longtime goal of mine, especially getting to perform on their Chelsea stage the following week.  I’ve been the featured guest on multiple national radio shows and podcasts.  The Moth hand-picked me to start doing shows for their MainStage touring series, which I tried out here at home for 1,300 people.  That audience more than doubled in Portland, OR when I performed on The Moth’s biggest global stage to nearly 3,000 people.

Given the grown I’ve achieved over the past few years, this year really proved that all the good feeling I’ve got now really has some staying power.  It’s hard to un-learn negative thought processes, so I immediately worry, “Is that it?  Am I done?”  Cue Jerry Seinfeld’s awful Cockney accent, “Not bloody likely!”

I’ve got a handful of incredibly exciting irons in the fire for 2016, none of which I am officially allowed to talk about yet.  But what I can say, is that I don’t have any plans to go to the moon like poor Lance Bass did when he hit the big time.  I’m a simpler gay than that.  I just want to take a bath in diamonds but somehow not get cut.  Also Hanson will be performing an acoustic set in my bathroom while I take that diamond bath.  And they’re naked.

No, they’re in leather.  Anywho…

4520615688_3aa42bf43d

I think officially in 2016, I can say in a public forum that I plan on outsmarting carbon monoxide threats in my apartment (Yeah!), doing more shows, expanding the audience reach at 2 Gays, No Girls, and getting my name out there even bigger than it has been.  Starting today with an appearance on a nationally syndicated radio show called This Show Is So Gay.  Great way to close out the year.  The show has a ton of FM and internet affiliates nationwide, so please be sure to listen in.  As an very uninformed person, I can only direct you to their website, http://thisshowissogay.com.

I truly hope that every person reading this can attain the clarity and happiness I’ve achieved this year.  No matter what you’re seeking in life, be it fame or fortune or a bigger penis or a bigger vagina, here’s to you.

Name your goal, work hard, then ask for seconds.  Don’t wait for January 1st or some monumental day.  Every day you can do better than what you’ve done.  Happy New Year.

David

portland

Risk!, The Moth Mainstage, #2gaysnogirls

Still having to pinch myself over the last few months.  I’ve made it onto the Risk podcast two more times after doing a live show for them in New York.  You can download the episodes “Live From New York!” and “It’s Complicated.”  So thankful to the genius Kevin Allison for including me in these.  It’s such an honor.

Speaking of Kevin Allison, he was a recent guest on my show, “2 Gays, No Girls, At A Pizza Place” when I was in New York!  He was hilarious, and I’ve been lucky enough to snag a slew of other comedy geniuses that you’d likely know from the UCB stages of NYC and LA, plus podcasts like Comedy Bang Bang and Spontaneanation.  We’ve had episodes with author David Crabb (Bad Kid), Pam Murphy (improv4humansComedy Bang! Bang!), Colleen Smith (The Groundlings, Spontaneanation), Drew Droege (Chloe Sevigny series on Youtube), David Wain (The StateWet Hot American SummerAnother Period).  Upcoming guests include Jeff Hiller and Jordan Firstman, and many more!

This week I had the extreme pleasure of performing at The Moth Mainstage in Pittsburgh.  I told a story about quitting my job to follow the Spice Girls on their reunion tour, to a sold out crowd of over 1300 people.  What an unbelievable rush.  Apparently Girl Power is still alive and well!  I still can’t begin on how thankful I am for all the support the past few months.  If you’ve seen me perform, listened to my podcast, watched one of my videos, you are a huge force in helping me thrive.  THANK YOU!

Thanks for reading, and hope to see you all soon!

David

Live @ RISK! in NYC 6/25!

risk

Attention NYC area fans and friends!

Thursday 6/25 I am THRILLED to be doing my second RISK! live show, only this time in New York City at the Peoples Improv Theater!  RISK! is a live show and iTunes podcast hosted by comedy/storytelling god Kevin Allison of MTV’s “The State.”  The live shows and podcast run the gamut of stories that will make you pee yourself laughing, rip your heart out, get you hot and bothered, or gross you out.  Hopefully mine will do mostly the first and a little of the second.  Tickets are on sale below!  Get them now!

http://thepit-nyc.com/event/risk-15/

Naivete, a gun, and the Spice Girls. My story is on this week’s episode of the RISK! podcast!

KAS

http://risk-show.com/podcast/in-a-tizzy/

Click here to listen to MY STORY on this week’s episode of Risk!, hosted and curated by the brilliant Kevin Allison.  It is such a dream of mine to be on this show and to have worked with Kevin professionally.  This guy has been a comedy hero of mine since my teenage years.  His most notable tv work was the sketch comedy show “The State” on MTV in the mid-90s.  This show is the absolute cornerstone of my sense of humor.  Kevin started Risk several years ago and when I discovered it, I was enthralled.  His uncanny ability to find such gifted storytellers and workshop their stories to be performed live or in-studio as such incredible pieces is truly an art.  They run the gamut – from inspiring to raunchy to hilarious to sad… This show truly has something for everyone, as long as you don’t mind a little coarse language 😉

I’m the first storyteller, with a story called “Spice Justice,”  in which I am mugged at gunpoint and justice isn’t served through normal channels… So the Spice Girls serve justice in a tacit, implicit way ;).  I hope you enjoy listening.  If you’re interested and are new to his show, click through older episodes and check out a “Best Of” episode to give yourself a good idea of what it’s like.  It is THE best podcast on the air today.  Subscribe in itunes here.

DON’T FORGET TO LIKE MY FACEBOOK PAGE HERE! 🙂  Audio, pro-shot videos and more!

Performing at Risk! with Kevin Allison 10/17

Hi kids!  If you’ve ever wondered why I’m funny, it’s because a small handful of tv shows growing up helped mold me as a person whereas my parents could not.  Seinfeld and MTV’s The State come to mind as two cornerstones of my sense of humor.  The State alum Kevin Allison just celebrated the 6 year birthday of his true storytelling podcast Risk!  I’ve been listening for a few years and it’s a unique treat.  The stories run the gamut – hilarious, fucked up, sexual, inspirational, but always incredible.  I’ll be performing at their show here on tour in Pittsburgh, PA at the Maker Theater in Shadyside, 10/17 at 8pm.  Located at 5950 Ellsworth Avenue.  Tickets available below… Tell ’em Dave sent ya.

http://www.showclix.com/event/RISKLiveinPittsburgh