Wednesday, February 27, 2008

mr. big shot

I had intended to post sooner, but our house has been in such a whirl. My husband has just been sent to Hollywood for his Big Shot Live!

Let me back up.

I met my husband when we were both actors at Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop. We spent 3 years working for this theater, writing satirical comedy, performing 7 shows a week, performing improvisational theater after 5 of those shows, teaching improvisation for the Brave New Institute - it was like going to a great grad school for satirical theater and improvisation. (If you have no idea what I'm talking about, think The Second City of Saturday Night Live.)
Then, as our careers progressed and we had a family, we seemed to get farther and farther away from what we really loved, or what shook us up and made us excited.
Not long ago, Daddyman decided that he'd try his luck at stand-up comedy. Turns out, he's really damned funny! He's been doing open mics and hosting lots of events and blah blah blah. Then, last week he threw his hat into the ring at Big Shot Live. Guess what? HE WON!
Yesterday, they flew him to LA and put him up at a decent hotel in the Hollywood Hills. He caught up with old friends and basked in the sunshine. This morning, they producers asked him to check out of his hotel room because they were going to fly him to Las Vegas. While he is on the plane, he will be meeting with the producers and the folks who book the talent for Jimmy Kimmel Live We don't know what's going to happen... you can watch it on Saturday night on line at Big Shot Live

It's been a whirl wind. I am so happy for him. Every time I think about it, I jump up and down and giggle like a crazy woman! It couldn't happen to a nice, funnier, more decent guy! It's his time! Wahoo!!!!

If you are interested in watching, his name is Rick Logan and he's from Saint Paul, MN. Comedy comes up on Saturday. Check it out!


Rose said...

Congratulations!! That's wonderful!! Best of luck!

bethany said...

Ahna, I am SOSOSOsososo excited for him! What a great way to validate all that hard work. Yay for him!

Patti said...

since i am a world class name dropper you have no idea how much mileage i will get out of *knowing* him!

Angela WD said...

Wow wowo! Tell your husband congrats and I hope he has a fabulous time. How fun!

Nonna said...

Oh, AB! I'm so excited for you and Rick that I could pee! Now - don't forget us common folk who loved and supported you guys BEFORE you were famous! Lookout Hollywood - here they come!!!

hiccupp said...


I'll have to try to find it

kalurah said...

Hooray for the "Daddyman"!!!
I will definitely check it out! :)

Sue said...

How exciting - good luck to your DH!!!!