The hair bit and the story that shocked me after the show.

Last year I was playing a casino in Oregon while touring Burning Sensation before we filmed it. And I did the joke you see in this video from the special.
 
Now, this particular town would aptly be described as “hella white”. And during the second show that night an African-American woman came in and sat with her friends at a table right in front of the stage.
 
This joke doesn’t always fly in mostly white rooms. Which is why I added that tag. A lot of people in towns like this just haven’t ever communicated with black people or spent time with them.
 
So when I did this joke the black lady in the front laughed… hard… doubled over. Her friends laughed. That spread the laugh to the tables near them and it petered out the further it got away from this one lady in the front row. Best result I could hope for in that room.
 
After the show she came up to me and said “Thank you for doing that joke tonight. I really needed to hear that. My daughter is in second grade and her school just called me today to say that her hair is distracting the other students and I need to do something about it.”
 
WHAAAAAAT?
 
Curiosity was being mistake for distraction. Instead of using it as a teaching moment for the other students, they wanted this lady to cover up her daughter’s hair or do something else to make it “less distracting”.
 
I guarantee if it was a little white kid with long hair like me in that second grade class they wouldn’t have said anything.
 
Her story made me make sure to do this joke in every “hella white” room I play. Because I want to make them curious about the joke. I’ve also had plenty of people come to me after the show to explain it to them. And they’ll say “I had no idea that was a thing!” And then they’ve learned something that night and that makes me happy.
 
The laughs are great. And creating some curiosity in the world is great too. 
If you’d like to see the whole “Burning Sensation” show it’s available on my website for streaming and download or on disc.
 
 
 
 

Santa’s Working From Home

Santa's Working From Home cover

“Santa’s Working From Home” is out now!  I couldn’t let this shit show of a year go by without a new Xmas song, so here we go.

During a pandemic even Santa Claus has to work from home.  And he’s not really handling it all that well.

This is the first time I’ve written a song I hope is totally irrelevant as soon as possible.  

We filmed some pretty ridiculous video clips you’ll see floating around the web over the next month too.  

“Santa’s Working From Home” is now available on your favorite music streaming site or given it a listen and download in the player below.

And if you’re Xmas shopping and want to avoid giving Amazon more money this year, take a look in my shop and pick up something nice for the people who share your sense of humor. 🙂

Burning Sensation Virtual Release Party!

Finally… Finally… FINALLY… “Burning Sensation” will be released on Thursday November 12th!  And since we can’t get together in person for a release party, let’s do it online!

It’s take 5 very long years to get this project done and I can’t wait for you to see it!

It’s totally free to join us.  No tickets, no reservations, no parking, no drink minimums.  And you can join us in a few places:
Facebook
YouTube
Twitch
On my website

Heck, I’ll embed it down below on this page too.

I’ll be watching and responding to comments from all the platforms. So you can be a much of a part of  the festivities as you’d like to be. 🙂

I’ve got clips from the show all ready to go, including the one joke that I think is the heart of the show.  I’ll play a few songs for you, maybe do some new comedy I’m working on.  

And you can even join me onscreen if you’d like!  Just go to https://streamyard.com/um67z6v969 and it’ll pop you into the waiting room.  I believe I can only have 6 people at a time in there. So if it’s full, try again a little later.

You might want to look over these instructions too if you’re not familiar with being onscreen yet.  (I imagine most of us are by now.)

If you’re cool, you can hang out.  Please wear clothes. 🙂

Where Do We Stop Shaving?

Where Do We Stop Shaving? Cover

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been spending way too much time doom scrolling and thinking about the world.

BUT TODAY give yourself a one-minute break from the madness and a healthy Serotonin drip for your brain with the new single from “Burning Sensation.

The first single was topical, relevant, and forward thinking.  This one… isn’t.

It’s a light bit of comedy fluff about nothing that has anything to do with anything called “Where Do We Stop Shaving?”.  This is from later in the show when I’m loosening the crowd back up after doing all the material that makes them uncomfortable.

You can hear the track on your favorite audio streaming service or just watch the video right here.

The full Burning Sensation album and film will be out November 12th and available at www.RoadsideAttraction.com for streaming and download and on DVD, BluRay, and CD.

The Things! They Exist! Burning Sensation Exists!

Pre-orders are going out today!  “Burning Sensation” is finally a thing that I can hold in my hands.. And soon you too.

This has been one of the hardest projects I’ve ever undertaken.  Nothing was easy on this one.  From the writing to the final packaging.  And I learned A LOT along the way.

And while the creation part of the show is done, the work continues because now I have to get it out to the world and convince people to watch it.  YOU can help me with that.  When it comes out, tell your friends, tweet the link, post the posts.  That’s more effective than anything I can do.

The show will be available for stream and download in early November.  I’m still working on how to make that as convenient as possible for you.  It will also be available on DVD, BluRay, and audio CD.  If you’ve got a big TV the BluRay looks way better.  And they’ll be the same price.  So get the good stuff.

The audio version will also be available on all the audio streaming sites.  Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, etc.  

Here’s the release schedule:
Oct 15th – The first single “Not Gonna Happen” will be available on all the audio streaming services.
Oct 29th – The second single “Shaving” will be available on audio streaming
Nov 12th – The full special will be available in all video and audio formats.
(Just in time for the holiday gift giving season!  When everyone will be staying home anyway and ready for something new to watch…)
Nov 27th – A new Xmas single for this year will hit all the audio streaming services.

Thank you so much for your patience and support in helping me get this project done.  On to Phase 3… Or Phase 4.  To quote Enola Holmes, I’ve lost track of my phases.