The Moth

July already ?

My apologies to the folks who mostly keep track of my progress here. I’ve been remiss in keeping you updated lately. As always, I find myself weirdly busy and able to fill each day with some sort of activity/work/project. Hey… it certainly keeps me out of trouble.

In a typical example of one thing leading to another, last weekend I recorded a (new) story for a (new) podcast called “Story Worthy.” This came about because I did The MOTH a few months ago at Busby’s. Regular visitors to PlanetOC will recall that I came in 2nd place that evening… losing by just 0.2 points to a woman who had a very funny story from her days as a flight attendant… well, THAT woman is one of the co-creators of this new podcast, and thanks to a mutual friend of ours she contacted me and invited me to do a piece on her new show, proving once again that it pays to be magnanimous in defeat. They’re not quite up and running yet, but when they start posting episodes I’ll let everyone know. Should be pretty cool.

….but the big news is that Zodiac Thrillers will be back this year !!

Saturdays at 8pm in August at bang. of course. I’m very excited to bring the show back. All twelve teams are full of great players. I’ve lined up a piano player and I’ve got some great/weird/dumb astrological commentary to throw on top of it all. You don’t wanna miss it.

Marching on!

I’ve been enjoying the month of March so far, partially because I have managed to crack a few new stages. I started the month at the delightful Story Salon at Coffee Fix in the valley, hosted by the amazing Beverly and last week I got to throw down a story at The MOTH at Busby’s… The Moth is a storytelling show/project that is spreading all over the country. It was a great time – about 100 people in the audience, great story tellers and a good vibe. They actually have judges and each story is ‘scored’…which was a little intimidating, but I managed to take second place, missing out on the win by just 0.2 points… I’ll be going back for sure. …plus: It looks like my Moth performance might have gotten me invited to yet another storytelling show, this one on the Eastside… details to follow when I know them.

Improv-wise I have been digging the weekly alumni jams at bang (where else?) and last weekend’s “S&BJ Day” show was, as expected a hilarious and debased good time. It always feels reassuring to have a run of a few good improv sets in a row… especially when I’m about to start teaching another “level 4” class next week.

Have a safe Saint Patrick’s Day everyone.

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