Just got back to California from Texas. I had an amazing week and it was so wonderful to see my friends and family again. The shows were incredible and I feel truly lucky to have so many great people in my life. I was gonna blog about the week but it's still a little foggy. If I didn't get to see you, I'll be back for shows in July!
In the meantime I'm filming a short film this weekend and the director has already called me crying twice. This should be interesting..
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Justin Foster, Raj Sharma, and Tone Bell, 3 Texas transplants now living in California will be coming home for a triple bill this Saturday at 7pm. It all worked out that we will be in town that night and are very excited about doing a show at our home club. Tickets are available now at improv.com or by calling the box office at 972-404-8501. Please come out and support the show so we can make you laugh (and hopefully make enough to afford the twelve dollar drinks out here for awhile longer.)
Tickets available here
Tickets available here
Saturday, April 7, 2012
I was parked on a street yesterday in the middle of the afternoon waiting to pick a friend up when a big escalade pulled behind me. There was a huge black dude in a suit and tie behind the wheel smoking a black and mild. He's just staring at me for about five minutes then he gets out of his car and starts walking my way. I'm a little concerned at this point but he stops behind my car and in front of his and then, just like that, he starts pissing. I'm like "there is no way this dude is just pissing right now" and I look in my rear view and sure enough he's letting it go all over the street, never breaking eye contact with me. After what seems like an hour he gets back in his car and drives away. For a split second when he got out I thought I was about to get robbed, so I guess I was a little relieved that all he did was creepily stare at me while urinating on my car, which is something I thought I would never say.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Eavesdropping on other people's conversations in public is a favorite past time of mine. For the longest time the two types of people to listen in on were 1. Couples on a first date 2. Dudes talking about women (getting women, how the bar has a lack of women, what they did with this woman, what they would do with that one, etc.) However, now living in Hollywood, I'd like to submit a third category: 3. DRUNK DUDES TALKING TO CELEBERTIES
Now, I've never once considered myself a “celebrity”, however on a small scale, I'm in front of the general public entertaining them, which in return brings some people the desire to chat with me after a show. Normally I love it, however there are those times when a guy has had too much to drink and can just get on my nerves. It's usually the dude who saw you on stage and now fancies himself a comedian.
“Hey man, you're really funny.”
“Hey man, you're really unfunny.”
“Hey man, I got a joke you can use.”
“Hey man, you're a comic, say something to make me laugh.”
“Hey man, wanna hang out after the show?”
“Hey man, people tell me I'm funny, I think I could do what you do”
“Hey man, how come to don't talk about blah blah blah.”
Now that is annoying but on the absolute smallest level of the entertainment industry. With that being said, I couldn't possibly imagine what it would be like to be a MAJOR star that gets recognized everywhere he goes.
That brings me to the subject of eavesdropping.
Last night I was at a bar in Hollywood having some drinks with friends when I notice directly behind me is Jeremy Renner having a conversation with two guys that could best be described as “retarded drunk.” So naturally I turn a bit to the left and I'm hearing what has got to be the most uncomfortable exchange one could have when trying to just have a drink and be left alone.
What I gathered is that the 2 guys were in a band (of course) and that they were “big fans” of Renner (because they kept repeating it, over and over.)
Then they start in with “I think it's great you're in the new Avengers movie. It's going to launch your career like crazy.”
To which Renner very politely replies with: “yeah, ha, let's hope so.”
Drunk guys : “you are always starring with famous actors but you need to be a lead. You could definitely be the lead in a movie...”
Now this is hilarious to me and I start laughing. All I hear in my head is these 2 drunk dudes telling one of the most respected actors out right now to “hang in their kid, you're gonna make it one day.”
Renner replies with “Yeah, uh, I'm the lead in the new Bourne Movie..”
Drunk dudes “Oh, really? They are still making those? Is Matt Damon not gonna be in it?”
Renner: “Dude, I've been doing this for 20 years.”
Drunk dudes: “But you need to be like Hollywood Huge”
Renner: “I have a 30 ft. billboard across the street where I'm standing next to Robert Downey Jr, and Samuel L Jackson, I was nominated for 2 Academy Awards. What more do you want from me?!”
And this goes on and on for about 15 minutes. It just goes to show you the mentality of some people. Here you have an actor that makes millions of dollars, was in a movie that won best picture, and has incredible success and yet he's getting career advice from two dudes drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon.
I would never eat a meal prepared by Gordon Ramsay and then tell him the duck needs more salt.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
"You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life."~(Indian Philosopher (1895-1986)) - J.Krishnamurti
Monday, April 2, 2012
Bizarre Night! Somehow I ended up in the green room of the Hermosa Beach Comedy and Magic Club with Jay Leno and Jimmy Brogan. Great show and even better hanging after. The club is first class and super cool. Definitely an experience for me. Plus, I got to see Jay accidentally back his Jaguar into a parked car. Not bad for a Sunday night.