I seem to be doing more producing and booking by proxy these days. More and more people from both coasts are emailing me about finding shows to perform at while in Chicago, and booking people for shows they're planning on doing here.
Check out the poster for NYC comic Ben Lerman's upcoming show at Hamburger Mary's (a few blocks from my house). Ben emailed me via a Bastion/Apiary connection (namely, the lovely Mackenzie Condon) and wanted to see about finding some strong local talent for a show here.
I hooked him up with three of my favorite comics/best comedy pals, Cammie E, Carrie C, and DPolyDo (no, I've never referred to any of them using those nicknames before, and honestly, I don't know why I'm doing it now).
Also notice the second press soundbite: "'Sick and brilliant ukelele comedy' - TheBastion.org." Yep, that was me, too.
Anyway, it's just funny how a quiet and essentially shy person like me, by just sitting at a MacBook and sending out friendly, well-written emails, can do so much connecting and facilitating for creativity. Kinda cool.