Here is my first blog entry. Let me answer two very important questions:
- Who am I?
- Why am I here?
Who am I? I am Thomas Bottoms, a Chicago based stand-up comedian. I (as of this writing) produce two comedy shows a week; Comedy Cabaret @ 3160 and Tassel Free Comedy @ 240 Lounge. I’ve been doing stand-up for 4 ½ years and have performed at Zanies (Chicago), The Edge Comedy Club (Chicago), New York Comedy Club (take a guess), Gotham Comedy Club (yup, New York City) and way too many places to list here.
Why am I here? Because my parents didn’t practice safe sex.
A blog is a way to communicate with my fans (fans fans fans….I swear I heard an echo.) It will give you some insights into who I am and what I’m doing.
It took me almost two years to write the first entry because…well…I am a very private person. I don’t share a lot about myself with others. I have very close friends who don’t know many details of my life. (Heck, I don’t even tell people my age!)
I am also a perfectionist. I thought whatever I wrote would have to be profound, some deeper expression on the human existence. My humble words would change the universe.
What I remembered was: greatness comes later, sometimes with time. It doesn’t have to be good; it just has to be something. With time, it will get better.
Let’s enjoy the ride. No obligation to keep going.