Monday morning brought a new week with it and the promise of even more fun than last week. I had a show at 11 AM for an Adult Daycare. Part of the Jewish Family Services of LA. Another valuable LA Lesson learned, just because the address is Santa Monica Blvd. doesn’t mean it’s ANYWHERE near Santa Monica. I had given myself plenty of time to sit in traffic on the 405 heading into town. I got lost and took a great tour of Beverly Hills. I drove down Rodeo Drive and gawked in store windows. It’’s all so beautiful here.
Got to the gig on time and did a good job for what I was handed. The smell of old people in a long room. They stuck me against the wall at one end with barely enough room to set up my table. They had a mic that sounded horrible, so I took the extra 3 minutes to set up my portable pa. I thought with potential hardness of hearing, that that would be good. It might have been if they spoke english. A lot of old russians. . . hey isn’t that a drink? No, that’s Black Russian. Anyway. . .
It was awkward. Because communication was an issue and the fact that I had very little room to move, I had to eliminate the card portion of my act. So, I put on the Chaplin music I’ve been working with did the majority of my act with out talking. After working that room for 20 minutes or so, I had agreed to go up to the Alzheimer's Unit and do another 10 -15 minutes up there.
I call these good karma gigs. The pay wasn’t much, I was just trying to make a difference in someone’s day. I like to think that I did, I got a lot of wrinkled smiles.
After the gig, I changed out of my suit in the parking lot. It wasn’t even noon, and it was already in the upper 70’s. Yeah, I was ready to put on shorts, a t-shirt, sandals and a buzz. I took surface streets home through Laural Canyon.
The afternoon was spent in pursuit of hedonistic bliss. After lunch I did some nude sunbathing and enjoyed a cigar. This is the life.
I had plans to see a screening later in the evening on the 20th Century Fox Lot. To avaid traffic, I left way early and had a corned beef sandwich at Factor's Famous Deli on Pico. I regularly listen to Creative Screenwriting Magazine’s podcast. The have a screening series and after the film there is a Q & A with the screenwriter. Last night was “I Think I Love My Wife” a new Searchlight picture Co-written, Directed and Staring Chris Rock. Both Chris Rock and his co-writter Lewis C.K. were very funny (both being seasoned stand up comics and funny guys)
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After the Q & A I saw Glenn Farrington in the audience. We chatted a bit on the way out.