The last five years living in Southern California was a dream. I left my job making steady money as a traveling technician. Chasing a dream I ended up working for a marketing firm in action sports, with clients like Flow snowboards, Nidecker Snowboards, SIC paddleboards and Rusty Surfboards.
My auld roommate had finally dragged me to my first stand up comedy open mic. That waterfalled into a life changing moment of chasing mic after mic. That first open mic at the American Comedy Co, led to the first open mic at The Office in North Park. That led to the next bar mic… to the next mic, to the next club, to the next city… and so on. All the way to getting regular spots at the Comedy Store in La Jolla.
If you told me when I started comedy, that one day I’d be getting regular spots at The Comedy Store in La Jolla (Albeit a short stint with the Best of San Diego), I probably wouldn’t have believed you. Then as I was starting to plan my life in San Diego… an offer I couldn’t refuse came from Las Vegas. Life is funny like that. Who knew I would leave a dream scenario in San Diego and chase another dream in Sin City.
Why did I leave Southern California?I was offered a job working with Remedy Cannabis and Silver Sage Wellness in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s kind of funny how all the things my guidance counselor told me in high school to stop doing (smoking pot and hanging with hooligans) actually led to a steady career path that ended up being more lucrative than San Diego City School District provides most teachers.
Excited to assault Vegas with my thoughts, rants and takes. I’m locked and loaded with a steady fuel supply from Nevada’s best cannabis and cannabis products, getting the creative juices flowing. This year is going to be huge, I can feel it. I have a lot of projects in the works. So as a result. I’m going to do a better job of updating my stand up show dates, blogs and events.
So here I am in Las Vegas. It’s been a decent transition. Roberto’s Taco Shop is a chain out here, so the carne asada is passable. It’s not 100+ yet, so I’m not hating life… yet. I’ve had a few gigs around town already. Finally got my first casino show at Planet Hollywood under my belt. Comedy and cannabis… who knew it’d be a way of life eventually.
Until then, I’ll see you out on the mics in Las Vegas. Thank you very little.