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It’s almost here.  See a sneak preview April 1st.  #mancream #fernandolive

It’s almost here. See a sneak preview April 1st. #mancream #fernandolive

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20 Days Left: Thanksgiving Edition

     Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  As everyone eats the dumbest bird in the world and waits for tryptophan to leg sweep everyone into a coma, I wait for my special.  Which is in twenty days!  I’m on an epic quest to slay the audience.  The journey continues, but for now, I eat some turkey and watch some tv.  It feels good to have a goal.  Super Mario would be boring if there was no goal in the end.  It’s feels good to have something to keep me moving and motivated.  

     If I would be thankful for anything, it would be comedy.  Sure, I probably would be a better person if it wasn’t for stand-up (we all would), but I love it.  Stand-up is like Fight Club.  You come out of it a different person.  I’ve made a lot of friends and I’ve met very interesting people.  Stand-up has opened doors to places I would never had known existed.  I came to this planet wanting to be an actor and comic book illustrator.  Now, all I think about is becoming a better comic.  It has consumed me.  Both good and bad.  They weren’t kidding about struggle and sacrifice.  I don’t know anyone that has had a smooth ride on the stand-up train.  

So, as I finely tune my act for the special Dec. 18th, I thank comedy for making me the man boy I am today.  Oh, and I guess my family and friends and stuff too.

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28 Days Left
I think almost every comic can relate to this photo.  A picture says a thousand words, but only one phrase comes to mind - "Been there."  Whenever I go up on stage with some new material, it could either be a triumph or an execution.  More so with material that is too risky for fragile ears.  Those are the bits that I’m afraid to test, but makes me go forward because of the rush I get when it comes out of my mouth.
     Some comics are addicted to the time they are on stage.  Having their moment when it’s “all eyes on me.”  RIP TuPac.  I, on the other hand, rarely get nervous on stage.  I’ve been on one stage or another pretty much the majority of my life.  I get goosebumps when I tell jokes that might get me a baseball bat to the head.  The greater the risk, the greater the reward.  If it works, the joke makes people laugh hard.  There is something in doing jokes where people hold their breath and then release it after they realize it’s not that big of a deal.  
What type of risky material do I have up my sleeves?  Well, you’ll just have to find out. 

28 Days Left

I think almost every comic can relate to this photo.  A picture says a thousand words, but only one phrase comes to mind - "Been there."  Whenever I go up on stage with some new material, it could either be a triumph or an execution.  More so with material that is too risky for fragile ears.  Those are the bits that I’m afraid to test, but makes me go forward because of the rush I get when it comes out of my mouth.

     Some comics are addicted to the time they are on stage.  Having their moment when it’s “all eyes on me.”  RIP TuPac.  I, on the other hand, rarely get nervous on stage.  I’ve been on one stage or another pretty much the majority of my life.  I get goosebumps when I tell jokes that might get me a baseball bat to the head.  The greater the risk, the greater the reward.  If it works, the joke makes people laugh hard.  There is something in doing jokes where people hold their breath and then release it after they realize it’s not that big of a deal.  

What type of risky material do I have up my sleeves?  Well, you’ll just have to find out. 

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29 Days Left

     It’s best when your waiting to go up to look over your material and work out the kinks before spewing that hot bile you call jokes to an audience.  That would be the most productive thing to do while you have some downtime.  Rehearse in the back right before you vomit Mom’s spaghetti.  However, in the world of comedy, there are just too many distractions to keep yourself occupied on your material.  Last night, there was Diddy Kong Racing and a Photo Booth to make time go by.  Aside from comic friends and booze, any other distraction is welcome.  

     Tonight, I deviated from my set and I just decided to do some improv on stage.  I usually have a rough outline of what I’m going to talk about on stage; however, this night called for a “wing it” moment.  I happened to get some new material to work with in the process.  Add some time and sculpting, I could have myself a new bit.  

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30 Days Left

     I did an open mic at a bar where people use chalk to draw on the walls.  That’s a lot of what my work is right now.  Forever changing.  Old material is evolving and new material is taking shape.  Nothing is permanent.  

     Open mics in Los Angeles isn’t the most ideal.  Waiting for hours to do a couple of minutes in front of no one can be daunting.  I would rather wait for an STD test.  At least I get results in the end.  Well, in times like these, it’s always good to stir somethings up.  Alcohol with friends make the perfect recipe for an interesting story.

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Beginning today, I have exactly one month to prepare for this show.  It’s been a long time coming.  Lots of ups and downs all leading up to this.  Come to the show.  I’ll see you guys in a month!

Beginning today, I have exactly one month to prepare for this show.  It’s been a long time coming.  Lots of ups and downs all leading up to this.  Come to the show.  I’ll see you guys in a month!