I’m a comedian, which means I haven’t had to develop grown-up skills. Every year, I tell myself I’m gonna get my shit together, but then my brain gets Zapped and I get distracted for the rest of the year.
I eat garbage, I don’t exercise, I waste entire days thinking about how to waste the day. I’m not accountable to anyone else, I’m free range, and that’s the problem. I need a boss, someone to answer to, for my personal life. So, now it’s you. You’re hired, way to go.
For the next year, I’m putting the internet in charge of my life. Every Tuesday, I’ll post a list of things I could do that week, your votes are gonna decide what I do. Am I gonna work out? Am I gonna visit old people at a retirment home? Am I gonna learn to cook? Am I gonna kick a field goal for the first time in 25 years? You’re the boss, you tell me.
I’ll be keeping you updated on my progress with posts and videos at oneyeardave.com. For the next 365 days, you’re my boss. You can’t be worse at it than I am.
Follow the journey on www.oneyeardave.com
Watch my appearances on Comedy Central’s Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
Comedians Launch Parody ‘It Gets Worse Project’ About the Life of a Comedian
June 20, 2013 Los Angeles, CA – The It Gets Worse Project’s mission is to communicate why being a stand up comedian is simultaneously the best and worst job in the country. Comedians submit themselves to constant abuse from audiences and their own inner demons, and yet they keep coming back, continually inspired to write new jokes and try new stages. They are either noble artists or complete idiots.
Meant as a parody of the popular and inspiring It Gets Better Project, It Gets Worse takes the opposite approach and describes the joy of a comedian’s first open mic and descent into the reality of crying alone in a Red Roof Inn after a terrible road gig.
Created by comedians Dave Waite and Grant Lyon, It Gets Worse features comedians from Comedy Central, The Tonight Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and countless other television appearances. They are all working professionals and understand the joy and sacrifice of a life of joke telling. In addition, It Gets Worse will accept submission from comedians around the country and continually add to the library of It Gets Worse videos.