Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Not So Super 8 Of Appleton, WI

I'm on the road. Like most comedians, I love it, I hate it, I can't live without it...

This is my last stretch of college shows for the 2010-2011 school season. I'm all over Wisconsin this week and it's cold and rainy. Here's the deal with my college shows: 99% of the time, the school chooses and pays for my hotel. I have been put up in everything from scary truck stop motels in rural Pennsylvania where I thought I was going to be raped and murdered to five star hotels with Egyptian cotton sheets and town car pick up at the airport. 

Last night, I was in Appleton. WI and the Fox Valley Technical College (where I had a fun show, btw) put me up in the local Super 8. I've stayed in more Super 8s than any human should have to endure in a lifetime and I can honestly say that there is no such thing as a great Super 8, but every once in a while, you can get a tolerable Super 8 if you are lucky enough to get one that is newly constructed. Other than that...forget it.

I thought I'd share a little bit more of my continued life of glamour on the road. Don't be jealous...


  1. ha ha -- you really should have a contract rider covering this sort of thing. I am a videographer - I get sent all around shooting stuff -- and I finally got bold and began to demand at least a "moderately priced" hotel -- allegedly for the safety of the equipment I lug around -- not the value of my life, of course. Nobody has refused so far. Surely nobody would question your desire for semi-safe accommodations... eh? --- Steve

  2. Look at the bright side...hold on...I'm sure it's right on the tip of my tongue...oh, yeah, I once saw Steven Wright at a 11:30 am show way back when I was in college and it was great!