Doing live TV. It’s been a while

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Yesterday, I was live on TV.  Here in Indy, we have a local show, called Indy Style, that highlights arts, entertainment, food, fashion, and more.

It’s a great show…the host and hostess are personable and friendly, and do a great job of highlighting what’s going on in our wonderful city.  By the way, if you’ve never been to Indy, you should visit.  Although it seems we’re mostly know for sports, Indy has a wonderful,  vibrant arts and culture scene, and any given night there’s everything from comedy to opera to bluegrass and just about everything in between.

Most of you know that I have a VERY healthy dose of ADD.  Most folks dread doing live TV, but, for me…it’s the perfect setting.  It’s kind of like semi-controlled chaos.  Tons of activity going on all around, all while doing a pre interview,  getting wired for sound, mic check, and more.  People in and out, adjusting sound, camera angles, lighting and more.  It’s perfect because lots of information comes to you in rapid fire succession, and it allows me to take full advantage of my scattered brain.

And, suddenly, it’s air time.

And, just like that, it’s over and done with.  And my mind can go on to the next thing.

It was a great, all around experience.  I made some new friends, had a ball, and got to promote my latest project!

If you’re interested in seeing the video clip, you can view it here:

 

Local comedian hosts comedy show for a good cause

My 9 best instagram images from 2016

One of the blogs I follow is IndyScan by my friend Andrew Everhart.  He found a utility that shows your 10 “best” instagram images from the previous year.  Actually…they’re not the best images, they’re the ones that have received the most likes….which, to me, can be a huge difference.

Mine is below.  Starting at the top, and going left to right, they are the Wednesday night car show in Fortville, Indiana,  deer at Crown Hill Cemetery, T-28 at Indy Metro Airport.

2nd row,  hawk in our front yard, jamming at a Lions Club cookout with a random stranger (who later became a friend),  The Cosmic Preacher’s my wife’s band, at the Indiana State Fair.

3rd row, my wife, Holly, at Alley’s Alehouse in Fishers, Indiana, the Cosmic Preachers at Grove Haus, and myself doing stand up at the Fayette County fair in Connersville, Indiana.

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It’s time to think about what I want to accomplish next year.

2016 has been a great year, personally and professionally for me.  I’ve tried some new things, I expanded my comedy horizons by doing more and more corporate type gigs,  concentrated on writing more and working cleaner, and concentrated more on social media and promotions.

So, I’ve been thinking about what I might want to accomplish in 2017.  Things at the top of my list include:

  • Continuing to expand my social media horizons, especially for effective promotions.  I recently download and started using Snapchat  (I’ve been a long time user of Twitter and Facebook, but there’s a bit of a learning curve on this one).
  • I really want to improve my mountain dulcimer playing.  I’ve been playing for LONG time but I’m still a pretty average player.  I’m considering entering a contest next year, as a motivation to improve my playing.
  • I need to spend more time on my bike next year.  I’m getting to the age where I need to be more aware of my health.  The bike is my favorite way to do that.
  • Write more, especially for the corporate comedy market.

I’m sure I’ll come up with some more things, but those are going to be at the front of my attention.  Do you have anything you’d like to concentrate on in 2016?