Friday, November 1, 2013

QYDJ founder strikes out solo on Dork for Life Comedy Tour

I founded the Crackers of Comedy Tour and the Quit Your Day Job Comedy Tour.  Well, just like the last two times, I came up with another name for yet ANOTHER TOUR!!!  The Dork for Life Comedy Tour plays on the fact that no matter what I do in life, I am still and always will be a DORK FOR LIFE.  I am performing with locals on each stop of the tour.  This tour will consist of 15 shows in 16 days in 15 different cities.  I will travel about 3300 miles by myself (for the first time solo) in my Honda CRV crashing on couches and begging for gas money/doing jokes at shows.

Here is the tour itinerary.
Tour Kickoff
Tuesday November 26th Woodland's Tavern- Columbus, Ohio Get Tix>>
Wednesday November 27th The Lodge Lancaster- Ohio $5 Cover
Thursday Nov 28th In Lancaster to eat Thanksgiving Dinner w/ Family
Friday November 29th Lowe Mill Arts- Huntsville, AL
Saturday November 30th Alchemy Tavern- Mobile, AL
Sunday December 1st Hi-Ho Lounge- New Orleans, LA
Monday December 2nd The Warehouse- Tallhassee, FL
Tuesday December 3rd TBA Tampa, FL
Wednesday December 4th Lil Indies (Next to Will's Pub) Orlando, FL
Thursday December 5th BiGHOUSE Gallery Jacksonville, FL
Friday December 6th Red Door Tavern- Columbia, SC
Saturday December 7th Fibber's Public House Wilmington, NC
Sunday Dec 8th Tir Na Nog- Raleigh, NC
Monday Dec 9th Crown Station- Charlotte, NC
Tuesday Dec 10th Oddiotorium- Asheville, NC
Wedneday Dec 11th The Well- Knoxville, TN

Come see me on the road!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Hub City Podcast from Bill Hicks' Grave

We recorded this podcast near the grave site of Bill Hicks.  Please allow me to reiterate that we did this knowing that some folks would find it disrespectful.  Fuck you if you do, enjoy the podcast if you don't.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Comedy Beast show last night in New Orleans

<p dir=ltr>Last night we performed at the New Movement Theatre produced Comedy Beast show at Howlin' Wolf Den in the warehouse district in New Orleans. Everything about the show rocked even though their was a pretty light crowd. The folks that did come out were simply awesome and very ready to laugh.</p>
<p dir=ltr>Cyrus Cooper opened up the show and gave a good warm up to the crowd before introducing our friend Bill Dykes for a guest set. Bill lit it up for a few minutes and left the stage very ready for Grady Ray took the stage. Grady kept the crowd going from his Star Wars joke to his revelation that he is Creole. Here us what a local writer thought about J.C. and Matt (warning, he kinda liked us..kinda:)</p>
<p dir=ltr>After the show we went on a bar crawl with Bill Dykes to what I requested, the locals bars. We had no interest in the French Quarter tourist traps. Bill did just that taking us from character filled dive to smoky shithole. As we were midway back rain began to come down heavily. We trudged back to the car, hit Half Moon for some late night grub and headed back to Travis Elkins place where we were staying. What a night NOLA!

Note big thanks to Travis (from Longville) Elkins for being a gracious and kind host!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tonight in NOLA for the Comedy Beast!

Tonight will be the first time J.C. and Grady perform in New Orleans, and the 2nd time Matt has performed there.  Matt brought his comedy tour to NOLA in March of this year and is excited to return to one of his favorite cities. 

"New Orleans is one of the most laid back places I have ever been." Ward said.

Tonight's show is at 8:30pm. The rest of the details are below.
Quit Your Day Job Comedy Tour Stop #8
Comedy Beast
Holwin' Wolf Den
901 South Peters St.,
New Orleans, LA.
$5 Cover
Also featuring Cyrus Cooper

Denham Springs, Louisiana Rough, Rowdy and Ready to Laugh

J.C. talks to the crowd at Laguna Beach Daiquiris
It's 3:49 in the morning after our show at Laguna Beach Daiquiris in Denham Springs, LA and we are stoned and drunk and very happy with how things went.  Matt lead off the night and talked to two drunk hecklers for about 8 minutes to start his set.  He eventually made friends with them from the stage and then J.C. came up and kept the laughs coming. Grady closed the night and the small but devoted crowd was all smiles by the end. 

Thanks to David Gunn for helping us out with this show.  THIS is why we enjoy doing the rowdy bar rooms sometimes! Real people, having a really good time.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Day 7 of the Tour

Had a good time last night at Zanies Comedy Club on Nashville. Thanks to Chad Riden, Gary Fletcher, James Austin Johnson and Paulina Combow for coming out to tell some jokes. We are currently half way through Alabama heading towards Denham Springs, Louisiana for a show tonight.

Last night Grady was the first on tour to admit he jerked off. J.C. & Matt have yet to find an appropriate time or place. Thank you Zanies condo for providing Grady the comfortable environment he needed to spill seed.

Picture attached is from the Alabama welcome center on I-65.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Corey Mack is the Shit

In NOLA today grabbing some lunch doing a few podcasts and then heading to Mobile for our show with Bubbs Harris at Alchemy Tavern.