I never realized how many of my favorite actors are in horrible films. I’m making no excuse for what I plan to do down the line as far as accepting roles, but it’s nice to have standup to fall back on. People clearly accept stuff out of desperation. Thats true in life on many occasions. For instance, working at a place you don’t want to work because you have to pay some bills. Forget that!! I think that’s what many of us are brought up to believe is that “we have to do what we have to do.” I don’t necessarily believe in that. I think you seek what you are supposed to do and the rest falls into place. I’m gonna stop there. Thats my Mike E. Luther King moment of the day.
I live in Sacramento and this is pretty big news. I’ve had a few things happen, but nothing of this caliber. I’ve been interviewed more than ever and I have so many stories to share about the experience. As a fan, artist, or just a person, I get to be on all sides of the spectrum. I still feel like I’m at the very beginning of it all, but really excited for what is to come. Getting on any show is an accomplishment, but I landed a part in THE OFFICE. Are you serious? It’s cool to hear that people are using me as motivation, I’m fine with that. Thats not a bad thing. Only part that gets weird for me, is now I don’t always get a standard introduction when I’m about to perform a set at the local open mics. Lately, it’s been very sentimental and almost emotional, and that is no way to start off a comedy show.
FIRST DAY OF TAPING
I’m sitting on the set waiting for my scene to be shot, and I’m watching the same talented actors that you have seen in everything, on top of The Office that you get to watch every Thurs night. What a day. Indescribable feeling. It’s like, “I’m here?” I wasn’t nervous where I felt gittery, it was more like when you’re first with a woman. “I can’t believe this is happening right now.” The team of staff members make you feel so comfortable that you’re able to perform at your best. It’s a winning atmosphere that sets you up for success. At one point, I thought Wow, this counts as work.
We just cracked jokes with each other while we sat around. The down time was used for snacking on the food from the caterers. They also told me that I could wait inside my trailer if I wished until my next scene was ready to shoot, but I opted to stick around on set and watch it live. I figured that I would learn more by being around the action, plus, I had the “up and coming” actor’s trailer, which was smaller and my hair was wiping against the ceiling.
WHO’S WATCHING!!! This is a big episode. I play the character of Wes.
I guess we’ll all be looking up deleted scenes. My phone is ringing off the hook. I guess this is it.
I hit 3 different comedy shows tonight so I could work out some new material. Just in case you ever hear the completed work, some of the material included “Designated drivers,” “Buying drugs from an up and coming rapper,” and “a woman I saw with bullet holes in her Camry.” I don’t think that you understand that these are thoughts that come from nothing. Maybe I saw that lady on the freeway, or I had a friend get a DUI, but its untested. People always ask how does it feel when you “bomb” or no one is laughing. Bombing to me is when you don’t take risks. When no one is laughing, well… you have a problem that needs immediate fixing. I got more and more response as the night went on, and I’m excited to tighten up these subjects. Honestly… when you see me, you normally see the finished product, but not the process of creating it, and in this clip you get to see the beginning, the process. Preview: MEW Working on New Material
I have so much to say and nothing at the same time. I’m recording on a network television show and I’m sleeping on my friends’ couches. I’m exhausted and I’m excited. I want something really good to eat, but I want to eat healthy. I have so many people who are looking to work with me concerning projects but I feel this need to contain my exposure. I’m not complaining right now. I’d rather hear about whats going on with you.
Its that simple. Should give you a prompt, or you just click that icon on the right. Any questions?
I wake up in a random bed with soft ass pillows and I thank God. Next, I decide if I made it in time for hotel lobby coffee or do I have to hit the nearby shop. I love coffee and even though I don’t drink it everyday, I can appreciate a potent cup. I drink coffee for that same reason I drink alcohol… for the effects. I’m sipping on a cup now and there are pages of notes in front of me, and I review what I’ve been working on and where can I insert it. Most of the time when I’m working on something new I want to open with it because I want to hear it so bad. Many say thats a comedy no-no, but the success of the standup is taking risks and trusting the gut. I’m older now and that makes much more sense and I mean older in my comedy years. Next, I say some stuff to myself out loud to hear how it sounds. Then I look at older stuff and see if I can add one more line to it. Boring right?
In about a day, I’m taping a set for HBO Canada, and I have a similar feeling like when I recorded for Showtime. There’s nothing thats not allowed. I can do whatever I want to do. I’m gonna leave it at that, but I will tell you now before it airs, I FEEL REALLY GOOD. I’m in a good place, me and my lady aren’t fighting, my thinking is clear. My family is the most important aspect of my life.
I’m excited about this trip, and yes, I am returning. I was there in ’07 for the New Faces showcase, and I was pumped up then, but this time the weight is lifted off. I’m extremely comfortable on stage and looking forward to running into many comedian friends. There’s no pressure for me nowadays, I just can’t wait to show what I have to offer now. Montreal is a beautiful place, and that is what I recall most other than that meal that Russell hooked me up with that had noodles, gravy, and beans or something. Excuse me, it was four years ago. I have to perform some sets out there and there’s one or two jokes that I’m not sure about performing, but once I get there, I’ll be able to fill out the area. I might wait until I get on the stage.
I just watched the movie The Players Club with Ice Cube and Bernie Mac and LisaRaye. What happened to movies like that? Yes it was about a strip club, but it was actually tasteful. Jamie Foxx was funny in this movie as well. He played an up and coming DJ that loved one of the main dancers, and seemed to be playing true to himself. There was one hoe named Ronnie, who if I saw her in person, I would be very afraid. I didn’t read the credits to catch her real name, but I would have put money on it that she was a man. I didn’t get a good look at her neck. She was tough and scary. Who casted this dude? They need an award. If I showed up with her at the party, people would say, “Who’s he?” I bet she could dunk. She probably pees standing up. She could get a girl pregnant. This movie is a must have in your collection.