1. "

    Listen. I wish I could tell it gets better, but… it doesn’t get better. YOU get better.

    You think it’s been easy? I’ve gone up, I’ve gone down, I’ve been bankrupt, I’ve been broke. But you do it. And you do it because… because we love it more than anything else. That’s why you’re doing it.

    You want a real job, honey, there are a million things you can do. But what we do is not a job — sounds so stupid — what we do is a calling, my dear.

    We make people happy.

    It’s a calling.

    "
    — 

    Joan Rivers, Louie (via talkingbreakfast)

    This.

    (via thenycactor)

     
  2. Excited to be a part of this badass comedy festival! Check out hellyesfest.com

     
  3. AC Lerok on Jazz Cigarette tonight. Loaded lineup. Come out!

     
  4. Cool. Thanks, @oobfest

     

  5. Going First

    Comedy audiences - “I know we decided to go see comedy tonight, but I’m just not sure how I feel about laughing and enjoying comedy.” 

    Comedy host- “I know you decided to see comedy tonight, but you’re still unsure if you should like it so I’m here to warm you up a bit.” 

    Comedy audience- “What is this?”

    Comedy host/producer - “And now someone who we put on first cuz he seems generally happy to be on stage most of the time, John Buseman”

    Me- (Goofballs dum dum shit) 

    Comedy audience- “he he, what?” 

    I get put on first a lot. It’s not easy, but I think I get put in that position because I can be reliably good at it. Still, I’d like to be better at it. 

    Reminded me of this tale from Matt Braunger on going first at Jazz Cigarette during SXSW - “setting us up for success” (starts about 9 minutes in) I was at this show and it was great to see a professional deal with a less than ideal situation. 

    http://www.nerdist.com/pepisode/ding-donger-43-back-from-sxsw-still-southfresh/

     

  6. Out of Bounds is this week and I’m doing shows Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. This is my 4th (?) OOB, but my first where I’m only doing standup and not improv or sketch.  Traditionally, this is also the time of year when I wish I was still good at improv.

    Also, I’m on the same lineup as Mo Collins (MadTV, other tv, Hollywood bay-be) on Sunday. 

     

  7. Our trailer for Head First: The Marty Livewire Story was featured on Slashfilm!

     

  8. I had a ton of fun doing this show with two of my favorite dudes. Listen up!

     
  9. HEAD FIRST is here.

    I’m proud of this lil gem. Dustin Svehlak did such a great job shooting and editing this and the supporting cast of Lisa Friedrich, Rob Gagnon, Ryan Cownie, and Lucas Molandes helped make this so much funnier than it ever was on paper or in my mind.

    To community!

     
     
  10. New video coming out later today!