Since we’ve just finished award season, I guess this is as good a time as any to post this. This is me, hosting the 2013 Channel 101, Incredibly Prestigious Awards Show. It was an ass-kicking good time that featured me working said ass off for 2 months before hand, singing, playing piano, naming all 44 shows screened that year in alphabetical order, displaying about 30 cardboard animals that I made and painted myself, drinking about 1/4 bottle of vodka onstage and (much to my shock) winning 3 awards during the course of the night.
There’s 3 major moments of my life that are spectacular: getting married and the birth of my two sons. But once we clear those away, this easily jumps into the top 10. It was me, with almost every talent (I didn’t juggle!) and certainly every comedic neuron on display. 20 plus years of performance skills blasting through a 2 1/2 hour (which was about an hour shorter than the previous year’s show) funnel at 250 people who have been my friends at Channel 101 for the last 9 years. It was one of those nights. A night that you don’t forget (although time did shift quite a bit when I was playing my “Skyfall” parody song. It seemed like it was over in about 8 seconds…because vodka.), and hopefully others also never forget.
My opportunities to host the Oscars are slowly dipping in the low, low percentages. But that’s okay, because I hosted the better awards ceremony already. And to sum up how I felt that night afterward, I think I’ll quote Walter White:
BTW, the 15:00 mark is my big Lion King homage is awesome. the 1:48:00 mark is where I try to play the Skyfall song in the dark, very, very buzzed. It’s a train wreck, but a delightful train wreck.