I watch a lot of old movies from the 40s and 50s. In those films, every time someone pulls out a gun, it’s a really big deal. The music swells and hits a foreboding note. Everyone raises their hands and backs away. ”Put that gun down, Mac!” pleads one of the characters “You don’t know what…
James Adomian on bombing while opening for Joan Rivers, from his album Low Hangin’ Fruit, which belongs in every comedy home. (Due to it being the ‘hidden track,’ there’s about 0:30 of dead air before he starts speaking)
Or, enjoy a different rendition of the story on KCRW here.
RIP Joan Rivers. Lucky to have met you in any capacity.
“WHEN I heard at the close of the day how my name had been
receiv’d with plaudits in the capitol, still it was not a happy
night for me that follow’d,
And else when I carous’d, or when my plans were accomplish’d,
still I was not happy,
But the day when I rose at dawn from the bed of perfect health,
refresh’d, singing, inhaling the ripe breath of autumn,
When I saw the full moon in the west grow pale and disappear in
the morning light,
When I wander’d alone over the beach, and undressing bathed,
laughing with the cool waters, and saw the sun rise,
And when I thought how my dear friend my lover was on his way
coming, O then I was happy,
O then each breath tasted sweeter, and all that day my food
nourish’d me more, and the beautiful day pass’d well,
And the next came with equal joy, and with the next at evening
came my friend,
And that night while all was still I heard the waters roll slowly
continually up the shores,
I heard the hissing rustle of the liquid and sands as directed to
me whispering to congratulate me,
For the one I love most lay sleeping by me under the same cover
in the cool night,
In the stillness in the autumn moonbeams his face was inclined
And his arm lay lightly around my breast—and that night I was
happy.”—Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
HAWAII: I’ll be all over the first-ever Maui Comedy Festival in Lahaina THU 10/30 - SUN 11/2! Festival passes and individual show tickets now on sale here. Help me track down Dog the Bounty Hunter.
NEW YORK: Cameron Esposito and me are puttin’ on a night at The Bellhouse in Brooklyn THU 11/6! Plus more shows that week around NYC in Queens and Manhattan for the New York Comedy Festival.
BLOOMINGTON, IN: I’m back to my very favorite Bloomington THU 11/20 - SAT 11/22 at The Comedy Atticand let’s be honest The Back Door too.
ATLANTA: Kicking off 2015 at Laughing Skull Lounge THU 1/8 - SUN 1/11! Probably adding some more “Southern BBQ Style” shows around then then too - stay tuned.
LOS ANGELES: I Live here now so expect lots of shows announced on maddeningly short notice here or at @JAdomian! Next three weeks I’m doing Power Violence, Hot Tub, Walsh Brothers, Sleepaway Camp and Ballona Creek.
“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”—Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms
NEW YORK CITY: Two shows only next week! TUE 7/29 at 7:30pm and WED 7/30 at 9pm at Carolines on Broadway! Featuring Drew Michael, the Lucas Brothers and other hilarious New York friends who were available! Use code JADO for $5 off tickets bought online or by phone.
WASHINGTON DC: One show only! THU 7/31 at The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage! 6pm in the Terrace Theater. Strong language! Weak ideas! FREE ADMISSION!