I won’t do many posts like this in the future or maybe I will. I CAN’T READ THE FUTURE!! BUT I COULDN’T THINK OF WHAT ELSE TO WRITE TO LAUNCH THIS FUCKIN’ WEBSITE AND THEN SOMETHING POPPED INTO MY HEAD SO I’M SHARING IT!!!
….. So sometimes I think about how cool and lucky I am to be doing what I’m doing for a living and I don’t take it for granted. Especially when my good friends at Conan let me come on and be a guest. Why? Because it wasn’t too long ago… actually like 3 years ago, that I was an employee at Conan working as a production assistant. Getting coffee for people, being a stand in for bits on the show and even filling Conan’s cars with gas. It was a full time job that i needed because of how broke I was. I spent every single night out doing multiple stand up shows till all hours, sleep, and then head to work at Conan (most of the time a little late) those were my days and nights. It was a lot of work, it drained the shit out of me but I kept telling myself one day it will be worth it.
I will never forget the one day towards the end of my time at Conan I was standing on stage while another stand up was doing a sound check for his appearance later that night. I was holding this comics wardrobe for lighting and cameras. This was a normal routine for me and I hated it. This particular day sucked the most because quite honestly? I had been working there for over 3 years and I wanted out. I wanted my career to fuckin start. Just when these thoughts were going through my head one of the cameramen, jokingly said “Hey Brent! When YOU gonna be on the show!?!” The other crew members started laughing which would be fine on any other day. We’d bust balls all the time. But not today. So without laughing I looked him dead in the eye and said “Mark my words. I will be on this show this year.” The whole crew started going “ohhhhhh” like this was a 5th grade bus stop.
Anyway, after work while I was driving home with the radio off I started thinking about what I had just said… My face dropped as I started to realize how cocky that was and how much shit I was gonna get if it didn’t happen.
BUT!!! Thank god later that year I got my chance to be on the show! And I’ll never forget when I was behind the curtain about to have my named called. I looked at that same guy who asked when I would be on and said “Hey! I told you so”. He laughed and so did the other crew members. We love each other and in fact that moment made me not nervous to go out there. Anyway this is a couple of clips from the past few years I’ve been on the show. Enjoy