I have a real love hate relationship with Los Angeles. It’s hard not to. It’s a bittersweet town. The kind of place where you can feel 100 feet tall one minute and an inch tall the next. You might sign a deal and get famous enough to buy a brand new Cadillac. But when you go to drive it the next day don’t be surprised if some homeless crackhead took a shit on it.
One night you might look up at the stars on the beaches of Malibu and have a genuine moment of enlightenment. The next night you might find yourself being stabbed by a guy with tattoos on his face. You just never know! But over all, it’s an incredible town where you really do never know what’s going to happen next.
Tonight was a good night. I was shooting a project at a club called The Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach. The name is fitting because it really is a magical place. Right off the beach. You can see the water from the club. Classy place too. Always a good lineup of comedians and has great food and drinks. I could not believe I was getting paid to be there. On top of that, the shoot went GREAT and my friend Michael Loftus KILLED IT on stage. We were taping an episode of his show “The Flip Side with Michael Loftus” and the crowd was on fire. So was Loftus. Some of the most well written material I’ve ever seen a comedian do onstage and I’m not just saying that because I helped write and produce it. I mean it, man. I met some cool new people along the way.
There are a lot of things not to be missed if you are visiting Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Sign, the freaks on Venice Beach, DisneyLand, Mercado Restaurant, the Chinese Theater, Santa Monica 3rd Street Promenade, Zuma Beach, I could go on and on. Well, go ahead and put the Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa on that list.
I had a blast! Tonight was one of the good nights in Los Angeles.