I have been in Calgary now for 3 days and I have found out the secret to success, its time travel. I have decided that I am going to spend 1 month in Toronto set up all the work I have to do and than start traveling back in time. Calgary is 2 hours behind so that is an extra 2 hours of work, if I go back another 2 hours that 4 extra hours of work etc. I believe that if I tap into this properly I am on to something huge.
Also In the mall I saw a lady projectile vomit which was gross, a baby was staring at me and walked into a chair, and got into a fight with a waitress cause this was trying to tell me a sandwich nick name is “sammy” . All in all its been a good time, shows have been amazing thanks to Derek Sweet and James Moore both sold out shows. Tonight I am at Jupiter Lounge and Chris Gordons show. Thurs-Sat I am at Laugh Shop -
Next week in Toronto I am pumped to be part of The Most Races show on Earth April 14th Markam Theatre
Make sure you check out for updates to the Twitter Gong Show which is April 17th – cause we will be reviling the New web series “#HASHTAG” also the Twitter Gong Show official website that has all the update’s and you will be able to watch the show there, as well as video’s web series and a lot more…
Stay tuned for more updates and stupid thoughts, before I leave here is a line from a movie that i made up in my head:
OPen on a small town with old mentallty and the “town bully” is a 6 ft male with an attitude problem. Claude moves into the town and the “bully has a issue with this”
Claude is waiting in line and the bully Leonard cuts in front of him
hey man I am sorry you just cut in front of me in this line
you must not know who I am.
you must be the town genius
everyone in the place starts “wooing”
First of all what is a blog, its the year 12 and I have no idea what I am doing I came across this computer and a comedian named Mark DeBonis left some words on paper, here is what it said:
How have you been? I have been alright, just got passed the holidays and it was good for family and all but bad for comedy- There was no shows for a long time, and the ones I did were nothing to write home about. I understand the irony of this cause I am writing. The Twitter Gong show #3, was a mini success again, but more for the “behind the scenes” stuff a lot of kinks were taken care off, and January will be packed with shows, it started with a week long trip to New York City which was awesome and followed with opening for Tom Green and headlining all at the same time… I have left a list of dates for comedy shows I will be doing and will try to write to you more oftten Mark from the past,
I love you,
Mark “from the future” DeBonis
Last week I was in the Just for Laughs fest, and took part in the Home Grown Competition and placed runner up meaning i got 2 more shows out of it. It was a good experience and i had a really fun time. Dave Merheje won (here is a pic after the show)
we actually were happy just dont take good pics.
It was an amazing line up and was over all an amazing show- I just want to say thanks for everyone who took part and helped out-
I will be in Montreal for another 2 weeks doing the clubs, more updates to come.
also check out the new shows there is updates for my upcoming gigs and here is the link for teh “twitter Gong Show” on send us your talent
Hey guys I know how crazy this is but i am just letting you know that i am starting a new show, its a TWITTER GONG SHOW, its pretty straight forward- The act is on stage and there is a live twitter feed to decide when they get gonged- I will be hosting and there will be 3 Judges Matt O’Brien- Garrett Jamison– Rob Bebenek. There will be more updates soon but for now follow us on twitter at Twitter Gong show so you can be apart of the gonging– if interested in being on our first show email us at email@example.com— more info at Twitter Gong show Kind of Official Page. Thanks Mark
Hey everyone whats going on, I have realized that i suck at blogging and probably will never be good at it, but that does not bother me i will have to find a new way to keep in touch with who ever comes across this site mostly by accident. My Blogs are either too long or dont make sense so until i find a new form of talking to you i am just gonna let you know about a couple media things i will be apart of for the next couple week-
June 3rd i will be on Daytime Toronto on Rogers TV airing at 10am-3pm-12am
June 9-20th I will have an ad in the Now Magazine promoting my website, shows and MDB services
June 30th-July 7th I will be on XM Radio with Ben Miner
More Details to come with all and until i find a better way I will just talk to you in person like humans used too do.
Hey guys so i Just got back from New York City the other day, and it was a pretty crazy time. I actually ended up going two weeks in a row pretty much. I went with Garrett Jamison the first trip and we ended up staying at his friends house in Manhattan. Now I know what your thinking place too stay for free in Manhattan, what can go wrong right? Well how about flying in on 2 hours sleep, and trying to rest but finding out that you have too help someone move for 9 hours. Now don’t get me wrong I am happy that we got a tour of the 3 out of 5 boroughs in New York, but moving a whole house was not the way I expected to do it. The attitude is completely different the NYC in my opinion, no one says high or bye you just talk or go, even the ATM machine does not tell you when its done. Everyone is on their own schedule there cause there is so much too do, you don’t have time caring about what other people are up too. The first trip down I ended up doing about 6 shows in 3 days, it was fun but different cause the comedy scene is so big there its close to impossible to meet comics, cause you never see them again. I was describing it to someone like this, every open mic or “booked show” is its own world which is populated by the same people, and these people do not cross over worlds. I only say this cause in the 6 shows I did I only saw 1 comic twice, so it was hard to start a conversation, cause everyone who does stand up knows for whatever reason, if your new too town we dont care about you unless your funny. Now unfortunately this is something that really sucks but how it is, the normal process is do a show, hopefully do well- see comics from the first show at another show, and than start a conversation, and hope that you passed the insane test for the local open mic comic to have a normal conversation with you. Cause in this business or any business I guess no matter how a person is outside there job, if they are good at what they do they will have the confidence of Fabio if your new to town. So in short, we did 6 shows and pretty much met no comics.
Now either than the shows and big buildings, we did something else that I think NYC may have invented and like to brag about and that is hanging out in Deli’s and Coffee shops. Now if you know me you know that I like to hang out a lot and if you don’t know me, I like to hang out a lot. But this was to a whole new level I came to realize I don’t even have patience to hang out, like I thought i did, the fact that every one is on there own schedule made it hard for me to get into the hang out mood. Imagine having to wait for someone to hang out with them, the whole process is someone I am not a fan of I found out. What we do in Toronto, is amateur hour to New York, and the best thing is no one knows where anything is, if I was oblivious to hate and just being an asshole, I would think its everyones first day in New York. That was 1 of the 2 lines you would get, “Its my first day here” or just nothing at all, Not even a look. But that is New York you know its so big that you dont need to cross over 14th cause there is 30 of what you need on 12th.
Now New York to me was like a movie that you had to watch twice to understand, cause the second time i went it all started making a little more sense too me, I started to understand the beast called NYC. The main thing I realized that made my experience alot easier and better, both on stage and off, is that New York runs off pure intimidation. Now before I get shot or whatever let me explain, everything is so big there buildings, lights,stars, everything. But what I realized is that in so many words comedians suck every where. Now this is not a jab at the comic, cause I understand that everyone is trying to do there own thing, this is more along the lines of, just because someone was born and raised in NYC does not mean they are going to be any better than someone that is born and raised in some small town in the middle of no where, all they got is New York City beside there name. Cause on the outside New York is rock hard, huge and its got a rep, but on the inside its a one stall washroom that you cant even sit down cause the door touches you knee. NOw dont get me wrong there is alot of amazing comics too come out of New York, and still too come, its probably the funniest place in the world, but on that same note, an open mic is still an open mic the difference is do you wanna pay $5 to do something that you tell yourself, friends and family that you love too do, in my opinion that $5 may be what turns a passion to a hobby, cause i love playing pool and the only way i can play is going to a pool hall paying by the hour and playing couple games also getting that whole pool hall experience.
All in all I understand that there is gonna be alot of things in this blog, that does not make sense, spelled wrong and just flat out ignorant. But hopefully you got one thing from this and it made sense, leave me feedback if its even possible, I am not sure if the comment section is even there. But if it is let me know, and I will put Part-2-Performance up soon.