Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I have no way to express how frustrated I am. The slow Internet in this town led to me losing this entry after I had already typed it out. Here we go again, from memory...
Monday, June 22: Spencer, MA-4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
As soon as I had parked Jan this morning I met up with Ryan and we found a little local diner where we had breakfast.
It was another overcast day with rain. It was only misting, but it was still miserable.
A lot of Ryan's family came to the show today. His cousins, Patricia and Gabby, Patricia's children, Genevieve and Odin, his aunt Susan and uncle Chris, and his paternal grandparents. Besides them bringing us a ton of food: sandwiches and chips for lunch, trays of cookies and brownies for dessert, and pasta, sauce, bread, and meatballs for dinner, Gabby designed these awesome shirts for them to wear so they could all show their Ryan & Steve (and Pato) support.
We had a decent sized crowd at the first show. Ryan's family made a fantastic cheering section; we got good reactions to our material, but I think most of it came from them.
After the first shovel gag I was running through the curtain when I hit a patch of mud. I slipped and slid on my feet for a good 5 seconds (according to Ryan I looked like a cartoon character on an oil slick), before finally losing my footing. Luckily I landed right beside the mud and my authentic frontier wardrobe was no dirtier than before.
We had faucet problems in the first sink gag. I should have expected it; whenever someone says to me, "I better see a perfect sink gag with no mistakes" (and believe me, that gets funnier EVERY TIME I HEAR IT), something invariably goes wrong.
We had an average sized crowd for the second show. I sure hope attendance picks up here in Massachusetts; at least the sink gag went off with a hitch!
At the BBQ tonight we gave the grill a break and enjoyed the delicious pasta meal that Ryan's family made us.
June 23-Mendon, MA June 24-Middleboro, MA June 25-Berkley, MA
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
We died a horrible comedy death in the sink gag. Nothing got a laugh except for when the water shot out of my ears. Not even sure fire bits got an audible reaction. Oy!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Ryan's method of eating was taking his time and cutting the massive burger up with a fork and knife before every bite.
Dick Flint, a circus fan who I met several years ago on Ringling, came to visit today. He saw the first show and then came back later in the evening for our BBQ.