I beseech your help.
Beginning Jan. 2, I will be hitting the road for my drive back across the U.S., otherwise known as "Breakup Comedy Tour 2010."
That's right; I'm taking lemons and making lemonade. If I have to end a relationship and drive 3,000 miles, I might as well spread my comedy throughout the land and make a few bucks (if not yucks) along the way.
The goal is to perform as many gigs as possible and never have to pay for a motel room. And that's where you guys come in...
Please direct your attention to the following route schedule:
Sat. Jan 2: Yuma, AZ
Sun. Jan. 3: Tucson, AZ
Mon. Jan. 4: El Paso, TX
Tue. Jan. 5: Albuquerque, NM
Wed. Jan. 6: Santa Fe, NM
Thu. Jan. 7: Amarillo, TX
Fri. Jan. 8: Oklahoma City, OK
Sat-Sun. Jan. 9-10: Little Rock , AR
Mon. Jan. 11: Memphis, TN
Tue. Jan. 12: Nashville, TN
Wed. Jan. 13: Louisville, KY/Columbus, OH
Thu. Jan. 14: Pittsburgh, PA/Morgantown, WV
Fri. Jan. 15: Philadelphia, PA/Poconos
Sat. Jan. 16: Home
Before I continue with my plea, can I just point out how truly difficult it is to map a trip across the country? Particularly for someone like me, who has the sense of direction of a mentally deficient flea? Originally, I had planned to go from Yuma to Phoenix to Flagstaff, before heading on to Albuqerque.
It was subsequently pointed out to me that driving a Toyota Yaris through the snow-covered mountains between Phoenix and Flagstaff in January is maybe not the best idea.
Also... who knew that in order to go in a straight line, one must drive from Texas to New Mexico and back to Texas again?! Or that Pittsburgh was so close to West Virginia?! Not me!!!!!
ANYWAY: I already have confirmed bookings in Yuma (The Closet) and Little Rock (Star Bar), along with a near-confirmed one in Albuquerque.
But if you or someone you know lives in one of the other cities listed above, particularly if you or he has a contact at a bar, club or lounge where comedy is or could be performed, please hook me up. I hereby deputize you to be my road manager/publicist. All you have to do is forward the following pitch:
Hilarious Comedian Adam Sank is coming to your town the night of Jan. ____!
Adam Sank is one of the most popular openly gay standup comics in the country, having been featured on Season Six of NBC's "Last Comic Standing." He has also appeared on truTV's "Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest Criminals," Vh-1's "Best Week Ever," Here-TV's "Hot Gay Comics" and Sirius-XM OutQ Radio.
On the West Coast, Adam's comedy has been featured at "Thank Gays It's Friday" at West Hollywood's Laugh Factory, "Gays R Us" at the Hollywood Improv and "Rainbow Comedy Night" at Ventura Harbor Comedy Club.
Before moving out West, Adam spent six years performing comedy in and around New York City, with headlining spots on Fire Island (The Ice Palace at Cherry Grove) the Poconos (Rainbow Mountain Resort) and Rehoboth Beach (The Blue Moon). Adam also hosted "Adam Sank's Gay Bash," a monthly showcase at New York's Comix comedy club. And for three years, he was the host and producer of the wildly popular "Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour" at New York's Therapy lounge.
A prolific writer, Adam has written articles for "The New York Times," "The San Francisco Sentinel,""Southern Voice" (Atlanta) and "Watermark" (Orlando, FL). He is a co-author of the Esquire Magazine Book, "Things a Man Should Never Do Past 30."
To book Adam, please email him by clicking here.
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_________If it's a gay venue, you can direct the booker's attention to the following set from Therapy this past June:
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-uQLOJnrbY
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82V8pkd-MOI&feature=related
If it's a straight venue, they can watch this set from Comix from December, 2008:
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8obPLSgiwY
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQCHQZ3_p0E&feature=related
I have already been shown immense kindness by friends and strangers alike in recent days; I am supremely grateful for yours as well.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for any assistance, and may the games begin.
Homo hitting the road. ♥