"I Black Out" is my first comedy album, and was recorded at the Funhouse Lounge in Portland, Oregon. It includes stories about my life; such as my sister having Tourette's Syndrome, bear hunting, being Portland's Funniest Person for a year, and having my large intestine removed. There's a little something for everyone.
I decided to call my album "I Black Out", not so much for the drinking aspect (although I drink, so it could work either way), but because of what happens when you actually "black out." It doesn't matter what people say to you, you don't remember any of it; you go about business as usual. That way, if people tell me that I cannot do something, it doesn't affect me at all. I have adopted it as my motto. Their doubt doesn't change that. It's more than just an album, for me at least. It is the embodiment of everything that I had to do to stay strong as I became a better comedian; it represents the defiance in the face of opposition. It's also really funny.
Thank you to all the wonderful people below, who played a significant part in this album's existence:
God, Cynthia Brannon, Bobby Brannon, Jennifer Brannon, Kirsten Kaaen-Brannon, Andre Paradise, Maura Brown, Andie Main, Andy Schanz, Danny Felts, Adam Pasi, The Real Hyjinx, Anatoli Brant, The Funhouse Lounge, Helium Comedy Club, Sarah X Dylan, Greg Nibler, Ben Lacy, Tony Trinh, Dr. Roy Breen, Kevin Fuller, Doris Wehler, Genesis & Jeff Mesa, Neesie Doss, Richard Sarvate, Gil Elliot, Derek Sheen, Dylan Reiff, Dan Weber, Hilary Adams, Deanna C., Iris Jean Gorman, Jennifer Dymond, Faddah Steve Yuetsu Wolf, Steve Magnuson, Marty MacGyver, Nancy Miller, Russ Pedersen, Mr Orange, D'Emmanuel, Crystal Kordowski, Carson Creecy, Griffin Gonzales, WhitneyStreed, Mark Kramer, Ryan King, Homebrew Exchange, Adam Smith, Andy Wilson, Knut Sindre Vorkinn, Aj Marquez, Stephanie Jackson, Breck W Bowers, Dwight Slade, and Rex Navarrete.
I appreciate you all for everything that you have done.
Thank you for listening!