It has been a lousy week. It’s strange what can set it off; there were a lot of reasons, but the trigger was a comedy show that could best be described as “extensive.” As a word of advice and kindness: If you ever are running a comedy show, it should last significantly less than four hours, even if you have booked God and Bill Cosby. Comedy doesn’t survive four hours without enough alcohol to black out.
I may, at some point, go into some of the details of the week. I also may not; there’s some juicy stuff there, but wisdom probably preculdes me from sharing those details until I’m famous enough to not care. And really, as bad weeks go, though, it hasn’t really been that bad. I did, for example, cross the 25,000 word mark in my book, which has even acquired the tentative title “Eyes from Above.” (I’m not thrilled with it, but it’s infinitely better than the original working title, “Very Bad Magazine,” and a lot more relevant than the second one, “Curls”.)
But the dominant feature of the week is tomorrow. Tomorrow is the opening of Front for Evil, the new sketch comedy show from Three Legged Race. It’s the culmination of four months of writing and rehearsal. Moreover, I’m really quite proud of it.
So consider this an official invitation to the show. I’ll be the mean Hollywood agent, and one of the guys in a mustache, and the nerdy guy who bowls well, among other things. Full details are available at the links above, but in short, it runs Fridays at 10:30 through September 25 at Chicago’s Apollo Studio Theater at 2540 N. Lincoln, and tickets are $12.