When I was young, I was on track to fulfill my dream of becoming an NFL quarterback. Unfortunately I blew my knee out when I was in kindergarten. I came down a little too hard on the teeter totter one day. Right then and there, I realized I was going to have to find another way to make a living.
I reassessed my skills. I asked myself, “what are you good at?” The answers came easily. I liked daydreaming, goofing off, staring out the window, and cracking up my friends.
Okay, I made up the part about being a quarterback. My knee is fine! The true story might not be quite as fascinating, but here it is:
I am a comedian. I wasn’t always though– I started doing stand-up comedy in my early thirties. Before that I had many different jobs, starting at age fourteen, I bussed tables, bagged groceries, killed bugs, threw luggage, waited tables, painted houses, worked construction, and ran a business just to name a few.
I hit my first open mic night at Coconuts Comedy Club in north Miami in 1987. I did okay. Four months later, I won a local contest. A month after that, a club owner paid me $30 a set to do my ten minutes on the weekend. I loved it! I still love it! Can’t think of anything I would rather do for a living.
The New York Stuff
The next year I moved to New York City. I started doing late night shows and started to break into the main line-up of all the important clubs: The Improv, The Comic Strip, The Comedy Cellar, Catch A Rising Star, and Dangerfields.
Some people think I”m pretty good at it. I don’t like to argue with these people. The have a right to their opinion.
I’ve been on television dozens of times. Multiple appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. I’ve also been on Showtime and Comedy Central. You probably would have seen me if you didn’t have 800 channels.
Some of my Letterman sets are on this site for your viewing and listening pleasure. I hope you like them.
I’ve been doing comedy for over 20 years. I headlined most of the major comedy clubs in the States. I’ve traveled to every one of the 50 states except for maybe Arkansas. I don’t remember ever being in Arkansas. I work cruise ships, colleges, Vegas, Atlantic City, traveled to China and Ireland. I’m planning a trip to Australia this summer– we’ll see how that goes.