2016 was a damn good year. Don’t listen to them. Tons of cool stuff happened, you just have to stop and remember.
Me, I’m professionally very thankful for the places I was able to gig in 2016. Internationally, the highlights were the Stockholm Comedy Club, the Stand clubs in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Newcastle; the Komedia in Brighton, the consistently lovely Empire in Belfast, and the truly excellent Cole’s in Chicago.
In Ireland, I got to be a part of the Vodafone comedy festivals in Dublin and Galway; I got to MC a tent at the Longitude Festival (and wound up bringing a cop up on stage (!)) and a quick spot at the Forbidden Fruit festival (where I felt like an ooooold man). I was honored to be the Dublin host of the greatest political comedy debate of all time, Trump vs Bernie**.
And then of course there are the wonderful comedy clubs of Dublin that keep allowing me onstage – the Laughter Lounge, the Comedy Crunch, Anseo, the International, and everywhere else: I can’t thank you enough. I’m going to keep trying to get better and hopefully we’ll all laugh and drink whiskey and fall asleep content.
**totally universally meaningless thing that I got a HUGE kick out of: the Trump VS Bernie Twitter account made up a series of #ff tweets with all the hosts they’ve had. I’m in an #ff tweet with Howard Stern, Andy Kindler, Obama speechwriter John Favreau, and Mark Hamill. How cool is that? Come on!