When I was doing a weekly video blog for NBC.com, I was honored and thrilled to try to “leverage” the visibility towards someone as inspiring as Drew Olanoff. I also worked with a corporate client to try to channel their resources towards Drew’s fight.
Unfortunately, neither was quite as effective as I wanted. I wish my efforts were more fruitful, but it is freakin’ THRILLING to see the “BlameDrewsCancer” message and Drew’s positive presence exploding across the cultural headspace (and into Drew Carey’s namespace).
I just returned from my 9th year speaking at the South By Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas. One thing I heard often was, “What?! You have a show on NBC.com? What the…!!? Um, I mean… ‘That’s great!'”
This video explains a little bit about how my hosting role happened.
The truth is, it was only when I stopped trying to get on a show that I was in the right place to be on one.
(Video includes actual audition footage. The adorable laughter you hear is Mickipedia.)
Okay, okay… I was wrong. Or at least, my mind has been changed. Seriously. After reading the responses to my “Sports Suck” video, I feel like I have a much better understanding of this whole “Sports” thang that I keep seeing on TV…
*NOTE: I went to a costume store to find the face paint. I had to call my brother to figure out what colors were NOT associated with any teams. My favorite sign from the day: “DO YOUR BEST!” PLEASE COMMENT ON THE NBC SITE!(It makes me look good)
When I was a kid, “adult entertainment” was not quite as easy to find as typing in “naked clowns” into a search bar. And while I miss the modest days of yesteryear, the climate had some “unusual” effects on me. In this week’s confession, I explain my p0rn problem… (PLEASE COMMENT on the NBC site!)