Wednesday, March 26, 2014

People of Earth,

It’s me, Christian Finnegan. I’m proud to announce that my new one-hour comedy special THE FUN PART will be released on iTunes, Amazon and Netflix on Tuesday, April 15th. I want you to watch it. Like, wicked bad.

Oh, you have questions? Let’s address them one by one.

SO THIS IS LIKE A STAND UP COMEDY THING?
Yes. This is a full of hour of previously unreleased stand up material. One hour, one minute and seventeen seconds, to be precise.

WHERE WAS IT SHOT?
It was filmed at the glorious Wilbur Theater in Boston, MA.

WHERE CAN I SEE IT?
It will be streaming on Netflix beginning April 15th. I’ll never be more than a few mouse clicks away.

WHAT IF I WANT TO HEAR THE ALBUM WITHOUT LOOKING AT YOUR STUPID FACE?
Totally understandable. The AUDIO version of The Fun Part will be available on iTunes and Amazon the very same day! That day being Tuesday, April 15th!

I WANT TO LOOK AT YOUR STUPID FACE, BUT I DON’T SUBSCRIBE TO NETFLIX. WHAT ABOUT ME?
First of all, you should consider subscribing to Netflix—it’s a pretty sweet deal. Barring that, the full VIDEO version of The Fun Part will be available on iTunes and Amazon in mid-June 2014. It’s a contractual thing.

I WANT TO SUPPORT YOU IN THIS ENDEAVOR. HOW MIGHT I DO THAT?
Thanks for asking! The Fun Part is far and away my best work and I’m super excited to get it in front of as many eyes as possible. Please follow me on Twitter (twitter.com/christfinnegan) and Facebook (facebook.com/christfinnegan) and retweet/share until you’re blue in the face! Also, give The Fun Part a five star rating on Netflix! And iTunes! And Amazon! Heck, just lean out your window and shout “CHRISTIAN FINNEGAN: THE FUN PART” at no one in particular! Every little bit helps.

That’s all for the time being. I’ll have more to say as we get closer to the release date. For now, just remember:

CHRISTIAN FINNEGAN: THE FUN PART! AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX, AMAZON AND iTUNES APRIL 15th!

(Repeat until your brain turns to gelatin.)

As always, thank you for your support. I’ll be in touch!

Your comedy friend,
Christian Finnegan

Friday, January 13, 2012

Buy My Wife's Book.

My wife Kambri Crews has written an amazing book called Burn Down the Ground about her nutty childhood in the woods of Texas, her deaf family and relationship with her dad who is in jail for attempted murder. (As a point of reference, check out the track "The Murder Tree" from Au Contraire!).


You should pre-order it. Seriously, do it now, so you can feel superior to everyone who will be jumping on the bandwagon after its February 28, 2012 release date. 


WARNING: Before reading Burn Down The Ground, tie a piece of rope around your head long-ways. Otherwise, you may be injured by the sheer force of your dropping jaw.


Read a free excerpt on Scribd.com


Available on Barnes & NobleWalmartiTunesIndieBoundPowell’sAmazonTarget and any other place where books are sold.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

A few words about Ochi's Lounge, wacky ideas and the people who make other people happen

For the past four years, my wife (Kambri Crews) has been employed as the PR & Marketing Director at Comix Comedy Club in NYC. Her main responsibilities have included: getting press for the club's headliners, running the social networking outreach, and the overall branding of the club. But as is her way, Kambri tends to get her hands dirty and help with whatever jobs she feels need doing--everything from hosting Oscar parties to helping buss tables on a busy night. At her core Kambri is a producer, so the words "That's not my job" rarely come out of her mouth.

About three years ago, Kambri noticed that the downstairs lounge at Comix was going almost completely unused. A slightly awkward little space located next to the restrooms, it didn't serve any practical function. But Kambri tends to see opportunities that people like me miss completely. Whenever she tells me one of her kooky ideas, my reaction usually goes from "What are you, crazy? That'll never work" to "Yeah, I guess I could see how that might work" to "Of course that works--how could anyone think otherwise?" So when Kambri told me she wanted to turn the weird little bathroom nook in the Comix basement into a full-time performance space...well, I thought the idea was problematic at best. The space couldn't seat more than 30 or so people comfortably and there was nothing resembling a "stage". And there wasn't exactly a tidal wave of support coming from ownership (which is entirely defensible, by the way). But Kambri soldiered on, physically hanging a curtain against the back wall and painting a tiny 6" platform that would serve as the "stage". She called it "Ochi's Lounge" after the club's affable men's room attendant, the space's only consistent audience member in those early days. And she welcomed show producers of all shape and stripe, often giving opportunities to inexperienced young comics who had never before attempted to "run a room". The programming ran the gamut, from straight standup to storytelling to Twitter-based shows. We're talking 10-15 different shows a week.

Now self-produced comedy shows have always and WILL always happen around New York. But never in my 13 years as a comedian have I seen this much goofy experimentation going on within the walls of a bonafide Comedy Club. As a PR & Marketing director, Kambri had always tried to brand Comix as the most comedian-friendly of the major NYC clubs and Ochi's was the purest manifestation of that. The idea was that, if you make a comedians feel valued and encouraged when they're "nobody", they will remember that if and when they become a "big f'ing deal".

And it wasn't just bright-eyed young neophytes. Ochi's was a workshop in the truest sense of the word and drew major headliners and TV personalities wanting to try out new stuff. A guy like Jim Gaffigan can walk into any room in the country and be given stage time at the drop of a hat. The fact that he came down to Ochi's (often multiple times within the same week) says something.

Now I should be clear: Ochi's was not a beacon of sun and light. I only performed there about a dozen times (mostly because I didn't want my status as Kambri's husband to make producers feel pressured to give me stage time), but I've stood in the back of the room and watched probably 100 shows. Some were utter trainwrecks--inexperienced comedians, nonexistent audiences, bartenders who weren't able to make money, etc. And when the room was packed to the gills it was almost worse, as audience members from the main showroom (people who had paid a great deal of money) were forced to push through a sardine can full of smelly comedy nerds just so they could take a leak. That's why I don't begrudge the Comix ownership its ambivalence toward the whole enterprise.

But one thing is indisputable: Ochi's Lounge now exists in the formative memories of a whole generation of New York City comedians. You will turn on Letterman and see comedians tell jokes that were spoken for the very first time on that stupid little mini-stage in the basement. In fact, I'm sure that's already happened. One of Ochi's many producers will one day have his or her own major television show--that's not a prediction, it's an inevitability. And for years to come, comedians will gather at bars or in TV writer's rooms or on movie sets and laugh hysterically about "that one time at Ochi's".

I know this because that's what my friends and I do about the places that were seminal in OUR development. I have been doing comedy for over thirteen years now and in that time I've experienced a good bit of success--not as much as I might have hoped but at the same time more than I could have ever dreamed. But just as precious to me, I have memories. Great memories of the guy who used to fall asleep in the front row EVERY WEEK at the "Blue at Indigo" show on the Upper West Side and the fiftysomething rock groupie who would flash her tits while you were onstage at "Felber's Frolics" at Ye Olde Tripple Inn. And the kind of shit I saw go down at venues like Surf Reality and Collective: Unconscious? I can't even get into it.

I guess the reason I bring this up is to note that this stuff doesn't happen on its own. These shows, these career launching pads, these sacred sites of future drunken anecdotes are made possible by people who work their asses off for little or no financial gain. People who create something awesome just to see something awesome exist. My wife Kambri Crews is one of those people.

In case it's not completely obvious at this point, Ochi's Lounge has come to an end. Comix has a new set of investors and they're going to be changing up lots of stuff, as is the completely justifiable right of anyone taking control of a venue. Kambri is using this changing-of-the-guard as an opportunity to move on to other things, and has officially resigned from Comix. I am excited for her and also hopeful that the changes happening at Comix will keep the club going strong.

But this little note is about Ochi's Lounge, or more specifically, the people who make things like Ochi's Lounge exist. Seeing the outpouring of support Kambri has received over the past couple of days has made me think about the people who filled a similar role in my life. I owe these people a huge debt and it's entirely possible that I've never publicly thanked them. After all, this was all before the days of Facebook (Heaven forfend!).

So I want to take this opportunity to thank the following people:

Robert Pritchard
Jeff Singer
Naomi Steinberg
Faceboy (aka Frank Hall)
Rev. Jen Miller
Susie Felber
Chris DeLuca
Liam McEneaney (Susie, Chris and Liam are as much peers as benefactors, but you get the idea)

Thank you for helping me become a better version of what I might have been. And thanks for the memories.

Long live comedy.


Sincerely,
Christian Finnegan

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Residents of Austin, Houston & Dallas

Where will I be next week? DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS! See what I did there? I took the name of a popular regional tune and worked into a promotional email. Yeah, I'm that good.

Anyhoo, let's get to the point: Next week I'll be doing a three-city swing through your glorious state--I figure this may be my last chance to perform in Texas before Rick Perry forces you guys to secede. So if you live in Austin, Houston or Dallas, please come on out to a show. These shows will be ONE NIGHT ONLY! So put down your BBQ and/or margarita and get yourself a ticket (or nine)!

The relevant dates/details:

Tuesday 06/02/09 - Austin, TX
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Time: 8:00pm
Admission: $15.00.
Box office: 512.219.5408.
http://www.drafthouse.com/lakecreek/

Wednesday 06/03/09 - Houston, TX
The Houston Improv
8:00pm.
Admission: $15.00.
Box office: 713.333.8800.
http://www.symfonee.com/Improv/houston/home/index.aspxn

Thursday 06/04/09 - Dallas, TX
Hyena’s Comedy Club
Time: 10:30pm.
Admission: $10/$15
Box office: 214.823.5233.
http://www.hyenascomedynightclub.com/Dallas/hyenas-dallas.html

These shows are all a part of my "Au Contraire!" tour, in support of the life-altering DVD of the same name. It can be found and ogled over here: http://www.christianfinnegan.com/store

And if you would like to see a preview or just peruse other Finnegan-related nonsense, go to christianfinnegan.com!

That's all for now, Texas. Next week, we get silly!

Regards,
Christian Finnegan

Friday, May 08, 2009

WATCH "AU CONTRAIRE!" TONIGHT ON COMEDY CENTRAL!

My one hour comedy special, "Au Contraire!", debuts on Comedy Central tonight at 11pm est.

Man it feels good to type that. It also makes me feel like I might crap my pants. But mostly, it feels good.

I'm not going to waste a bunch of your time here. Please tune in. It's not just that I think you'll enjoy the special (you will!), it's just that...well...

Look I promised the police I wouldn't talk about this, but Comedy Central has kidnapped my five year old son. It's true. They tell me that unless "Au Contraire!" gets at least a .8 Neilson rating, I will never see little Timothy again. Those people are heartless bastards and they mean business! I see no other option but to play ball, so I'm asking...nay, BEGGING you to tune into Comedy Central tonight at 11pm EST. Barring that, you can set your DVR recording devices. Please, people--Timothy doesn't have his inhaler. HOW LONG CAN HE POSSIBLY SURVIVE????

If for some reason you care nothing about my dear son's life, you can still pre-order the full "Au Contraire!" DVD on Amazon. It comes out this Tuesday, May 12th. It's 33% longer than what will air on Comedy Central tonight and it includes all sorts of kooky extras. Go here: http://tinyurl.com/prw7lg

Or, if you don't want to have to look at my stupid Irish head, the album version is currently available for download on iTunes.

What else is there to say?

Oh, I know: THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!


Regards,
Christian Finnegan

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

BEHOLD, THE "AU CONTRAIRE!" TRAILER

BEHOLD, THE "AU CONTRAIRE!" TRAILER

Eteemed readers,

For the past few months you've heard me prattle on about my "upcoming comedy DVD", at times wondering perhaps if this was all some elaborate ruse--one of those "I have a girlfriend, but she lives in Canada" scenarios. Well nay-sayers, time to SUCK IT!!!

I'm sorry, you don't have to suck it. Or go ahead--the choice is yours. The point is, it's not up to me to tell you how you should spend your free time. I'm alrready off-topic, aren't I? Come on, Finnegan--FOCUS!

(ahem...)

The kind people at Warner Brothers have cut together this super-dazzling teaser clip from my upcoming stand-up comedy extravaganza, "Au Contraire!". I think you'll agree that it's put together very well and that the vest I'm wearing is undeniably snazzy.

I'm trying to get the word out as much as humanly possible, so you should feel free to re-post this on your page, send it to your friends or whatever. And when I say "you should feel free", I'm actually saying "Would you please please please do this?"

Once done viewing this trailer, you'll probably say to yourself, "DEAR GOD. I FEEL AS I'VE BEEN GIVEN A BRIEF GLIMPSE OF COMEDY HEAVEN AND THEN BORN ANEW! I MUST PURCHASE "AU CONTRAIRE!" AS SOON AS IT HITS STORES ON MAY 12th--IN FACT, I'LL BUY FIVE COPIES, IN CASE THE FIRST FOUR ARE FOR SOME REASON DEFECTIVE. BUT WHAT IF, ON THE WAY TO MY LOCAL DVD EMPORIUM, I FIND MYSELF TRAPPED UNDER A BOULDER ? SWEET JESUS! WHAT IF, BY THE TIME I AM RESCUED AND BROUGHT TO SAFETY, EVERY SINGLE COPY OF CHRISTIAN FINNEGAN'S LIFE-ALTERING COMEDY DVD HAS BEEN SOLD? WHAT WILL I WATCH DURING MY TWO-YEAR CONVALESCENCE? WILL I EVER KNOW PEACE??? IT'S TOO TRAGIC TO CONSIDER. MAYBE I SHOULD JUST KILL MYSELF NOW IN ORDER TO SPARE MYSELF THE DEVASTATION!!"

Whoa, calm down. Step back off the ledge, sir or madam. Thanks to the wonders of internet technology, you can pre-order a copy of "Au Contraire!" on Amazon.com. Right now! This very moment!

I want to thank you for continuing to give a poop about all of my goings-on. The next month is going to be full of fun and exciting stuff coming out of Finneganland, including:

* The unveiling of my spiffy new website
* The announcement of the "Au Contraire!" tour dates
* The release of some goofy short films
* The possible explosion of my head

So...stay tuned!

Fondest regards, internetlies.
Christian Finnegan
American Style Stand-Up Comedian

Thursday, March 26, 2009

AU CONTRAIRE: The Cover Art

So this is kind of a kick-ass moment for me. After lots of diligent work and consternation on the part of various people, the final cover art for my upcoming DVD is finally post-able. I think you will agree, it's pretty f'in sweet:





I can't tell you how happy I am with this. Now if only my jokes lived up to its promise! A few thing I definitely need to mention:

* The amazing illustration was done by Stephen Gardner, better known as "Cheeky" to his friends. Stephen has been Herculean in his ability to not tell me to go fuck myself through this process.

* The logo and all of the graphic design was done by Matt Taylor at Varnish Studios. Wait until you see the stuff he came up with for the rest of the CD/DVD packaging!

* A reminder: "Au Contraire!" debuts on Comedy Central on Saturday, May 8th. The DVD and CD hit stores on May 12th.

* If you feel so inclined, PLEASE feel free to post the cover art on your page, email it to your friends and/or have it tattooed right above your buttcrack. The word, she needs to get out!

Monday, March 09, 2009


YOU, ME & NYC: Live at Comix, March 13 & 14?


Hello again, Webingtons.

I'm going to be blunt: On Friday, March 13th and Saturday, March 14th, I will be headlining the lovely comedy nightclub Comix. If you live in or around NYC, I really really really really want to your pretty/handsome face.

I don't often get to do full headlining sets in my hometown for my friends and peers, so I'm really looking forward to next weekend. These totally wicked awesome shows will feature buttloads of new material guaranteed to amuse, engage and slightly disturb you.

You're going to make me beg, are you?

(sigh)

Fine.

PLEASE PLEASE DEAR GOD PLEASE I'LL DO ANYTHING I WILL BE YOUR BESTEST BUDDY FOREVER I'LL MOW YOUR LAWN I'LL RE-FINANCE YOUR MORTGAGE I'LL SACRIFICE A GOAT IN YOUR HONOR TO THE COSMIC DEMON-GOD (ED ASNER) I'LL LET YOU MIX A BUNCH OF FOODS TOGETHER THAT SHOULDN'T GO TOGETHER AND THEN EAT IT!!!

Ugh. I feel so dirty.

Anyway, here are the details:

Christian Finnegan
Live at Comix
March 13th & 14th
8:00pm & 10:30pm
(212) 524-2500

You will be there. Yes, you will. You wouldn't let my groveling be for naught, would you?

Yours in HTML,
Christian Finnegan

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Facebook Fan Page

Are you a Facebook user? If so, might you consider becoming a fan of Christian's?  It's a daily obsession for us.  

Here's the link.

~Kambri

Thursday, January 29, 2009

QUERY: ARE YOU AN AVID HIGH-FIVER? AND A DUDE?

Hello, e-persons.

As you may recall, a couple of weeks ago I posed a question, namely:

"WANT TO BE IN MY UPCOMING COMEDY DVD?"

Well, I'm back, looking for one more person to participate in this sure-to-be-snazzy little project.

To recap, I recently taped a one-hour comedy special to be aired on Comedy Central and sold in real stores for actual cash money. On Sunday February 8th I'll be shooting a few DVD extras that will also function as web advertisements for said DVD and I'm looking for some help from you, the mighty Internet Friendbase.

Think you might like to participate? Ask yourself the following questions:

* Am I a dude?
* Have I been known to deliver an occasional high-five at sporting events, happy hours or other social gatherings?
* Am I a 'guy's guy'? (In other words, am I not like Christian Finnegan)?
* Do I live in or around NYC?
* Am I free the afternoon of Sunday, February 8th?

If you answered 'YES' to all of these questions, I'd love to hear from you ASAP! Basically, I'm just looking for a regular guy who can deliver a functional high-five without looking like a massive pussy. Is that you?

If you think you'd be up for this, please get in touch with me as soon as possible. I can be reached here on Facebook or at cf@christianfinnegan.com. A few more relevant details:

* This will be shot in midtown Manhattan, the afternoon of Sunday 2/8
* This will require no preparation from you
* This will take about an hour of your time (90 minutes tops!)
* Your name will be listed in the credits and thanked in the DVD liner notes
* You will not be made to look like an ass

So what say you? Again, I can be reached at cf@christianfinnegan.com.

Let a brutha know.


Regards,
Christian Finnegan

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

WHY SHOULD FACEBOOK HAVE A MONOPOLY ON ME-RELATED TRIVIA?

So here's the deal:

Earlier today I got tagged in my friend Liam's Facebook note, "25 THINGS YOU DON"T KNOW ABOUT ME". It appears to be one of those viral Facebook threads that usually makes me flip off my computer screen. Here are the 'rules', such as they are:

"Rules: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you."

Like I said, usually stuff like this makes me want to stab the sender in the face. But this 'thread' is open-ended enough to not be a total waste of time; I enjoyed Liam's note and I've stumbled upon a few other peoples' versions and enjoyed them as well. I've been remiss in posting anything other than promotional pleas lately, so I've decided to be a 13 year old girl and participate in this modern-day chain letter.

As you probably guessed, this started as a Facebook note, but I'm posting it here as well, seeing as I wasted so much damned time on it.

Now, without further ado:

25 THINGS ABOUT ME (AS IF ANYONE COULD GIVE A CRAP)



1. My full name is Fletcher Christian Finnegan. History buffs among you might assume that I was named after the infamous mutineer Fletcher Christian. Sadly, this is not the case. This simple truth is that my parents conspired to ruin my childhood.

2. My left armpit is considerably less hairy than my right.

3. In 8th and 9th grade I was briefly the lead singer of a hair metal band called "Fallout". Despite my extensive musical theater and chorus class experience, I was ill-equipped for my role as frontman / sex god. No one wants to watch a doughy, zit-faced dweeb bellow Tesla's "Modern Day Cowboy" (lowered a full octave).

4. A big 'date night' for my wife and I? Dinner at one of the four restaurants in our neighborhood and than an hour or two of Megatouch.

5. I never drank or took an illicit substance until a few weeks before my 21st birthday. Somehow I made it through high school (two years of which were at a rather drug-happy boarding school) and two years of college in NYC (including a summer working at a pub, fer chrissake) without falling prey to any 'negative influences'. These days? Not so much.

6. Despite my clean living, a long bout of teenage insomnia inspired my aging hippie 10th grade English teacher to pull me out into the hallway and demand I admit to being a hardcore drug user.

7. I lost my virginity on the floor of my dad's condominium with Steve Martin's "The Lonely Guy" on pause. (And no, my father was not in the room.)

8. I am both a middle and an only child. My younger brother Bobby passed away on July 13, 2001 and my older brother John passed away on March 17, 2008 (Hey, these shouldn't all be wacky, should they?)

9. When I was 19, Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead" completely changed the way I thought about the world. I later realized that people whose lives were changed by "The Fountainhead" are, without exception, huge fucking assholes.

10. If health was not a concern, I could eat KFC for the rest of my life.

11. The biggest regret of my childhood is not taking my guitar lessons seriously and then quitting once my teacher moved away. I mean, I'm sure there are things I regret more, but nothing that crosses my mind so consistently.

12. I once stood and watched Elvis Costello walk about 500 yards down Broadway, wondering if I should chase after him yelling, "Hey, Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus!", so he'd know I was a real fan.

13. The last two movies that made me choke up were both animated (Ratatouille and Wall-E)

14. II was once busted for shoplifting two cassettes from Lechmere's department store. I was horribly embarrassed, as I considered myself a 'good kid'. I was even more embarrassed that one of the cassettes was an album by Jon Butcher.

15. In 9th grade I played the Cowardly Lion in my 99.99% white public high school's production of "The Wiz". It was none too funky.

16. When I used to temp, I took a twenty minute nap every day in one of the bathroom stalls. If you're ever interested, I can show you the perfect makeshift toilet pillow.

17. My father once briefly dated a woman he later found out to be a transsexual. A transsexual who, as a man, had been one of my father's business acquaintances. He swears they were never intimate. I have chosen to believe him.

18. In my upcoming comedy DVD (airing on Comedy Central, mostly likely in May, and then in stores a week or two later) I'm wearing a vest purchased in the store where Tom Waits gets all of his hats.

19. I think I'm drawing a technological line in the sand at Twitter. No. Can. Fucking. Do.

20. I used to hang out at a place in NYC called Fez, because my friend was the hostess and could get me in for free. One night I was enjoying a rather great folk singer named Sharon Worrell and she brought a 'friend' up to play a guest set. The ten of us in the audience were then treated to a 30 minute Jeff Buckley solo set. The highlight was an amazing song I later learned was "What Will You Say?" when it was released on the posthumous "Mystery White Boy" album. You should check it out, by the way, as it's possibly the best live vocal performance in recent rock history.

21. I once won a car on a gameshow.

22. My wife and I got married in a former mayonnaise factory by a friend who got ordained on the internet. Our 'processional' theme was "Head Over Heels" by Tears for Fears and the caterer was Brother Jimmy's BBQ.

23. Before I started doing comedy I was an assistant literary agent. One of my friends and co-workers was the supernaturally talented and good-natured John Hodgman. He's told me he thought I was mentally ill for leaving the security of the publishing industry for something as unreliable as comedy. I believe he now owns a castle and a fleet of Bentleys.

24. I recently purchased two items from Andre 3000's "Benjamin Bixby" clothing line. No, seriously.

25. I've spent a substantial time coming up with a playlist to be played at my funeral. Highlights include "Dead Man's Will" by Calexico & Iron and Wine, "Wind Through the Trees" by Ed Harcourt and "Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" by Sly and the Family Stone.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

HEY ATLANTA, WE ARE ONE! (January 22-25)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009: Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America.

Thursday, January 22 through Sunday, January 25, 2009: Christian Finnegan performs at The Punchline Comedy Club in Atlanta, GA.

What an amazing week for our nation!


Dearest weblings,

Please come out to The Punchline in Sandy Springs this coming weekend for an evening of morally questionable laughter. I will make you giggle uncontrollably, even if I'm forced to pump ether into the showroom. You will leave the show with aching sides, but that's mostly because I've hired someone to stand at the exit and punch you. Amazing what people are willing to do for money in this economy.

Some come on out, winners! Here are the specifics:

The Atlanta Punchline
Thursday 1/22 through Sunday 1/25
280 Hilderbrand Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30328
(404)252-LAFF(5233)

As always, thanks for giving a poop.

Christian Finnegan
American Stand Up Comedian

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

HELPPORTUNITY: ARE YOU A FORMER POLE VAULTER OR SEX SHOP EMPLOYEE?

WANT TO BE IN MY UPCOMING COMEDY DVD?

NO?

WELL, WILL YOU ANYWAY??


Hello, Facebooklings.

As you may remember from my barrage of promotional emails, I recently taped a one-hour comedy special to be aired on Comedy Central and sold in real stores for actual cash money. Fun and exciting stuff to be sure.

Anyway, I'm going to be shooting a few DVD extras that will also function as web advertisements and I'm looking for some help from...YOU.

(Nice use of ellipses there, no? I think it really made the "you" thing feel more dramatic.)

I'm looking to conduct short on-camera interviews with two people:

* A former pole vaulter. Were you on your school's track and field team? Were you an Olympic hopeful? Were you just some weirdo who ran town around with a bendy fourteen foot stick? Any degree of pole vaulting experience is fine.

* A former or current sex shop worker. Have you ever worked in a store that sold "marital aids"? You know, fake wieners and whatnot?

If you are such a person, or if you know anyone who is, please please please get in touch with me. I can be reached at cf@christianfinnegan.com. A few more relevant details:

* This will be shot in NYC, most likely in February (so you'd need to be reasonably nearby)
* This will require no preparation from you
* This will take about an hour of your time
* Your name will be listed in the credits and thanked in the DVD liner notes
* You will not be made to look like an ass

So what say you? Again, I can be reached at cf@christianfinnegan.com.

Thanks. Look forward to hearing from you.


Regards,
Christian Finnegan