Recently, a friend and colleague of mine told me “You need to have more of an online presence,” which I took as a sign that I haven’t posted anything here on CCC, so it’s time to get back to it. No more excuses or nonsense. It’s not like I’ve been all that busy or anything…
Part of the reason my posts have been dwindling is because I’m co-managing another website lately for my sketch duo Lake Erie. We’ve been working tirelessly at creating content for our upcoming Fringe show and in an effort to promote it, we put this little website together:
So far the show is coming along nicely, and we had our first shot at performing some of its material tonight at the JokeBox Live Comedy Lounge. We spent all day yesterday preparing for the set and filming what will soon be our first promo short for the Fringe show. I don’t want to spoil anything, but I may or may not have been driving around in a Mustang convertible for the shoot.
With all the Lake Erie stuff coming together, it’s hard to believe I’ve also just finished stage 2 of the 6-part process that is the Second City Conservatory program. Last Wednesday my class had our final Level 2 show, and we finished with some fun improv and our first shot at performing some scenes written a la Second City style/process. Our next term starts in a few weeks, and we’ll be focusing mainly on archival material, which is always fun. I remember back from the Archival Show I did at Humber that performing other people’s stuff can be pretty darn fun. Heh. Colonel Angus…
I’ve also added to my responsibilities belonging to the Communications Committee for the Canadian Comedy Awards. The festival is going to be in Ottawa this year, so well in advance, I’m warning my remaining Ottawa peeps that it is very important we get together and get drunk while watching some hilarious shit that weekend in October.
No rest for the wicked, they say. Which I’ve never really understood. Does that mean people who are busy are witches? Probably. I’d better get back to my cauldron folks, but stay tuned, I’m going to try harder to update this puppy more frequently as we approach our Fringe show dates and the anxieties increase!
Oh, and in honour of our first performance as Lake Erie tonight, world, I want you to remember a simpler time when this was relevant: