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This happened at the Dr office the other day….the day that Joan Rivers was hospitalized…what would she say about this fashion choice?

This happened at the Dr office the other day….the day that Joan Rivers was hospitalized…what would she say about this fashion choice?

Did some volunteer work today in exchange for movie tickets

Did some volunteer work today in exchange for movie tickets

Ballin Thou!

I have been doing comedy for a year and a half now. Last night I got my first paid gig!
So this is how it went down.
There is this local pizza place/bar here in town and on Tuesdays they have comedy night, open mic night every week and at the end of the month they have a showcase where they have 3-4 comedians come in and do their stuff.

I showed up last week and performed a few jokes, and the owner loved me. Like he was really excited and told me he wants me to do one of the showcase shows. This month’s show (last night) one of the guys, who lives 2 hours away, couldn’t make it because of car issues. So I get a message from one of the other comedians asking if I could come down and do a set. Of course!

There was maybe 13 people in the audience but most of them were sitting at the bar being fools. At least they listened though. They had a band play first, some guys from New Mexico called The Pioneers of Latenight TV. They were really amazing. Then one of the comedians, who is also a musician, went up and performed. After they were done I went up and did my stuff, after me was Andrew, Michael and then Pauly Casillas (@PaulyPeligroso on twitter). I freaking opened for him! That was awesome, I mean I have performed on the same stage as him before during open mics but this was a showcase show!

The night went good, we got free food (I didn’t eat, I did have a soda though) and then we got paid $20. It was fun. This is why you never give up on doing things you love. It took a year and a half but finally! I’m getting there you guys!

I did try and record it because one of the other comics wanted to see it but is out of town, sadly my camera sucks and shuts off after 12 minutes. I had just put new batteries in it too

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My set from last night.
Went really well.

I personally don’t think my oitnb joke is that funny but every time I tell it it gets laughs. So that’s good

Panther hosted, he’s one of my favorites. Hilarious dude

When I actually have money I think I’m going to have stickers made.

When I actually have money I think I’m going to have stickers made.

Like you all know I have been doing comedy for about a year and a half now. I am working on trying to go on a mini tour. I don’t think that is going to happen any time soon. I am so broke, things aren’t going too well and I recently spent over $2000 on medical bills. On top of that I still owe a bunch of money on my car payments.

Comedy is really important to me it’s what I enjoy doing and I have gained a lot of confidence from it.  If you could help me out that would be really great. I know that I won’t be able to make it to San Fran next month for auditions but I hope that I can make it to other states to perform, if you can please help me out.

If you can’t donate please help me out in other ways.
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Please check out my comedy and reblog/share my videos so I can get my work out there.
If I ever perform in a city near you come check me out, as of right now I have only done Tucson, Scottsdale and Tempe.
I usually post about where I will be performing on facebook.com/finleycomedy

 

Thank you so much for your support.

Throwback to earlier this year.
One of my favorite nights

Throwback to earlier this year.
One of my favorite nights