I know Covid-19 and the ensuing chaos of the lock downs, relockdowns, regulations and restrictions have affected each and every one of us differently. I am no exception. I was a bartender and pizza cook in Key West for well over a decade when Covid hit, I hung in as long as I could hoping that Key West would rebound before my finances ran dry, that was not the case. I looked into many different cities to relocate to and Austin Texas topped that list in many metrics.
When I moved to Austin I had lined up 5 goals to achieve 1) work in the comedy scene 2) attempt stand up comedy 3) meet Joe Rogan 4) meet Lex Fridman 5) Meet Elon Musk. To date I have worked over 200 separate comedy shows featuring Joe Rogan, Tony Hinchcliffe, Ron White, Tom Segura, Bert Kreischer, Rosanne Barr, Joe List, Greg Fitzsimmons, Dave Attell, Ian Fidance and countless others. I even created my own production company Just Hilarious ATX and have produced 2 comedy shows under that title. so goals 1 and 2 have been satisfied. I have met Joe Rogan dozens and dozens of times and work with him regularly at the Vulcan Gas Company in Austin Texas. I have also met Lex Fridman several times and he greets me by name when he comes to the Vulcan. The only goal I have not completed is to meet Elon Musk, I feel that too will come.
Although I have had great success in networking and meeting incredible people here in Austin I have remained very poor. I have lived in a sober living home since November 2020 sharing a bedroom with 4 other males, 15 total people in the house. Rent has increased every few months since I moved in from $135 to $145 to $160 and as of January 6th it will be increased to $175 a week. I am already 3 weeks behind ($480) and I have no income in the foreseeable future. I haven’t had a cellphone since november 27th which I was using to get single gig jobs via wework and instawork apps which covered my rent.
I am seeking funding to help with rent, food, clothes, cellphone essentially everything. I am moments away from being homeless and on the streets in Austin Texas. I have exhaustively searched for any and all means available here in Austin to assist me in my immediate financial needs and can honestly say there are no funds available to me. I play guitar and have even tried to play for money on the streets here in Austin but have been run off by the Police more times than I can count.
By donating to my paypal account you will be saving a fellow human being from a disastrous road of homelessness and helplessness. I have been homeless in Key West and Lahaina Maui before but never in a major city that has a long winter (which we are currently in the middle of). I want to write a book about the thriving post covid comedy scene here in Austin and, with some funding to help keep my life from falling off the rails, I know it will be an intriguing and fun read with input from literally hundreds of comics.
I ask you to help support me financially I know I have so much to offer this world and with funding I can start to give back.