Greetings from western North Dakota. I drove here in a straight shot from Toledo, slogging through torrential rain and Chicago traffic jams, stopping in Minneapolis to pick up the headliner at the airport. I got us to the Minnesota/North Dakota border and then tapped out, and he drove us the rest of the way in. The hotel graciously let us check in super early, and I more or less went into a coma till shortly before showtime.
Minot this weekend, then haul ass home to be at a doctor's appointment at 9am Monday, then chaperoning a field trip to the zoo for my daughter's class. Next week will be closer to home, but no less hectic, including my first time hosting at Hilarities in Cleveland and two benefit shows.
Felt a little disorganized and scattershot on stage last night, but the crowd was mostly into it and things went well. Got to drop a little bit of new material into the set and it worked, which felt good. Hoping to knock it out of the park this weekend once I've recouped on sleep.
I'm glad I did this run, despite some serious misgivings beforehand. These are the trips that are going to make me a better, more adaptable and more professional comic. And when you get a chance to see a place you've never seen before, why wouldn't you?
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