Saturday was a banner reading for Mockery at Maryan’s. Even after a losing Sabres playoff game, the crowd was into the material right from the jump and the laughs were legion within minutes. I’ve been telling Mark McElligott (who’s gearing up for his own slate of readings soon enough) that the events you’re positive will do well often don’t and the ones you never expect to succeed end up surprising you. It’s always a crap shoot and you can’t predict any one promotion, so the best thing to do is try everything once and stick with what works. Due to the great audio (and the great crowd), I’ve posted two separate concert shows up on Mevio as well as iTunes. Here are your synopses:
‘In The Crease: Mockery Live At Maryan’s’: Tom takes to the stage after a losing playoff game for the Buffalo Sabres at Maryan’s in Depew and by some miracle manages to win the crowd over.
-To hear the above episode on Mevio, click on this link:
‘Love Those Water Boys’: Dave ‘The Real Deal’ Waters rocks out his first live musical set in almost two years at Maryan’s in Depew.
-To hear Dave’s half of the concert, click here:
As always, you can subscribe to The Big Words I Know By Heart Radio Hour on ‘the iTunes’ by searching Big Words Radio and clicking on the show listed under Comedy. If you’re a current subscriber, then you already have both episodes!
Thanks so much to Dave ‘The Real Deal’ Waters, Nance, Sam, Val, Mike and the rest of the spectacular staff as well as the crowd at Maryan’s. If every reading and signing went that well I’d never stop touring! There are no promotional events this week since it’s Easter week, but I’ll be gearing back up again next Tuesday the 26th at the Lancaster Public Library (7:30 p.m.) and then Don’s Atomic Comics on Saturday, April 30th for my Tom’s Atomic Comic Giveaway promotion from 8 p.m. to midnight! The book promotions at Don’s always have a special place in my heart because a) I’ve done something there for every single book I’ve released, b) it’s always a great time and c) I’ll make a boat load of cash! To hear how the last promotion went (Tom’s Atomic Poetry Cliffhanger), you can click on:
And finally, Mockery is now available at both Talking Leaves books locations, so if you live in the city and you can’t make it out to any of the suburban events, feel free to pick up the new book at the Main Street or Elmwood locations. Talking Leaves has been another long time friend for every single book over the years. While it’s a hassle to set up some promotions, Atomic Don and Jonathan at Talking Leaves have never needed more than a phone call to iron out a date and time and for that I’m grateful.
I hope you all enjoy your Easter and perhaps I’ll see you out on the road next week!