Podcast Episode 235: The Wild Story of My Career: Touring With Joan Rivers and Cher (Pt. 2 of 3)

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On this week’s episode, I’m continuing to talk about the events that have shaped my career and how I learned to be willing and ready to pivot.

 

I wasn’t clear on my direction when I started—I had no clue this was in the cards for me.

  • I was willing to endure some things I thought were useless or miserable and look for what I could learn from them.
  • There are things that happened to me 40 years ago that I can now use as stories to help other people.

 

I never thought that living under the pier would be anything good. I was just trying to endure and get out of there.

  • Normally, people don’t want to be under pressure. But I can show you evidence over and over that peoples’ best work happens under pressure.
  • The proper perspective trumps almost everything.

 

I was able to tour with Joan Rivers for two years.

  • Opening acts normally don’t get paid much anywhere—but the huge benefit is the exposure.
  • I learned how to treat an opening act from Joan.
  • Joan’s manager also managed Cher. So I got the opportunity to work with her as well.

 

Tune in to hear about:

  • My experience touring with Joan and the extreme generosity she showed me.
  • The night Howard Stern watched me perform.

 

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