This is the first blog post on my site that's not just something being pulled from my Tumblr account. I'm really wanting to be more active in posting all my news on this, so keep checking in from time to time. I've been very busy lately, I have had a lot of exciting things brewing this summer.
A lot of people have had different thoughts and opinions on the whole Robin Williams death. Personally he was one of my comedic idols. I had the opportunity to meet him last November when he performed at iO West. I was leaving a show in iO's back "DCT Theater" when I got a text from a friend saying Robin Williams was performing on the mainstage. There was nothing that was going to stop me from seeing this live. So my friend Josh Tariff and I ran and caught the show. I was sitting literally no more than 10ft away from him, it was surreal. After the show Josh and I ran to the back exit of iO where we knew he would be exiting and we were able to get a picture. He was so kind, humble and I was able to tell him that "Fisher King" was one of my favorite films. If you've never seen it, you should. The scene where he finally tells Lydia how much he loves her was actually my first ever Monologue I performed in my first acting class. After I met him, I fell down on the street. I wasn't being dramatic, I was literally so overwhelmed, star struck, excited and more all at once. I just met a hero, a legend. Robin touched so many peoples lives, so many people felt like they actually knew him and in a way I believe we did. We grew up with him, we laughed with him and cried. Should we now be angry with him? I don't know the whole story yet but I do know like everyone else, suicide affects far more people than just yourself. Though I'm not feeling what he felt, none of us can, none of us ever will. We will never know exactly how dark he was or how sick he was when he decided to do what he did. It's just horribly sad and I've never felt such an impact from a stars passing. All we can do now is remember what he left us. So many amazing pieces of art that can make us smile forever. Thank you for that Robin, bangarang.
I'm working on launching my own podcast and will have news on that in the next week or so! I've already recorded an interview with Actor/Comedian/Author Jacob Reuter.