Being an Alcoholic on New Year’s Eve

What better way to start the new year off, than with a hangover? Am I right? Seems that’s what just about everybody does, myself included for pretty much the last 20 years. I’ve been cutting back on my drinking in the last couple of years though. I go a month or three of total abstinence, then drink responsibly for a couple of weeks/months, then I screw up royally, and sober up again.

I had 5 weeks sober, and then stressing a trip to New York for the holidays, I started drinking the Monday before Thanksgiving. This went on until the day after Christmas, when Ademo, Ian and I went to a comedy show here in Keene, New Hampshire. I got drunk at the show, and after it was over I saw the microphone on the stage looking very lonely.

I offered the host of the show my services as a stand up comedian, and he accepted. I got on the stage, encouraged Ian to take out his camera to record, and proceeded to tell some jokes recycled from previous comedy acts I had done before moving to New Hampshire. However, in my drunken state, I hadn’t thought much of the appropriateness of my content for this venue. I’m a dirty comic, I tell rape and pedophile jokes. This was a charity event that had hosted strictly clean comedians, and I horrified the audience.

I was invited to leave the stage, cut off at the bar, and to make a long story short, I don’t remember much else from that night. So I decided it was time to sober up again.

Easier said than done, of course. Last night was New Year’s Eve. I was co-hosting Free Talk Live, as I always do on Wednesdays, and I an had asked me if I would be drinking that evening. My answer was “I’m not sure”.

It went into a fun discussion about my drunken antics, and various thoughts on addiction and recovery. Check out the video below. You can catch me on Free Talk Live every Wednesday from 7-10pm EST. It airs on over 150 broadcast stations throughout the United States, but if one is not near you, then you can listen on or on the TuneIn app for smart phone, or pick up the podcast from iTunes.

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