My first storytelling show and other show business

First of all, the roast went well. Like, amazingly well – people laughing so hard they were crying and a standing ovation at the end of it. I had never before seen a group of people who were so thrilled to pay someone to insult them for 30 minutes.

Secondly, my birthday is in six days! If you’re trying to figure out what to get the gorilla who has everything, here’s a handy dandy little Amazon list.

But here’s the real point of this post.

I’ve got shows coming up that you should check out if you’re in the area – tonight in Sanford at Little Fish Huge Pond and tomorrow night in Meritt Island at Bugnutty Brewing.

But Saturday.

Oh, Saturday.

Saturday, January 23rd, I’m doing my very first storytelling session at a great little place called Open Mike’s in Melbourne.

For about ninety minutes, I’m going to be sitting on stage, telling stories. About my life, about marriage and divorce, about dating, about childhood, about the fears and loves and fun I’ve had so far. About strippers and sex and drugs and depression and food and everything else I can think of.

Ninety minutes.

I won’t be alone. I’ll be joined before each 45 minute session (with a 15-minute intermission aka chance for the audience to run away in a panic) by the very talented Em Strange and it will be hosted by the hilarious David Alan. But once she’s done, I’m going to invite the audience to join me on a really bad-ass storytelling journey.

Here’s how I described it in the write-up:

The author of the bestselling humor book “Interviews with Dead Celebrities”, Adam Avitable, has a storytelling journey you can’t miss. From growing up as an adult virgin to his marriage, divorce, and subsequent life living in a house filled with strippers, Adam will share stories that will make you laugh, make you think, and might even make you get a little dust in your eyes. Rawly honest, deeply personal, and just a little bit disturbing, this night is a once in a lifetime opportunity to enter the mind of genius who thinks he’s a narcissist. Or maybe he’s a narcissist who thinks he’s a genius. You decide.

Is that something you’d want to watch? It’ll be recorded on video, so even if you miss it, I might be able to make it available for public viewing later. But if you live anywhere near Melbourne (Florida – I wish I was in Australia), please come out and watch. It’s open to all ages, and it’s free.

Some of it will be funny. Some won’t be. I think it will all be interesting, and maybe it will even be something that they want me to do again.

This will be an amazing experience. Or it will be absolutely awful.

I don’t think it will be anywhere in-between.

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