Yes, I admit to occasionally Googling my own name. What of it? In my old life of public relations and digital marketing, I’d have probably said it was a good way to keep tabs on how your brand is being portrayed. But, really, it’s mostly for me to find out if there are other people with my name who have to constantly regret all the stuff I’m putting out there.
And, occasionally, you find a few surprises like a media interview you forgot you gave, or a mention in a news article you never even knew about. Here are a couple of samples I unearthed this weekend.
- Actually, this first link is not an interview I forgot about all (I actually alluded to, and linked to, it in an earlier post), but I thought I’d include it in this roundup since it of such a recent vintage. My friend Randall Brown has been writing a downtown entertainment column for the Knoxville News Sentinel for a year now. So, to mark the milestone he chose to revisit a couple of the people he interviewed in some of his first columns. Happily for me, I was one of the people he selected along with the exceptionally talented Paige Travis (a former co-worker of mine from a different career path). I get a chance to say how much fun I’ve had in my second year of performing comedy and talk a bit about some of the new comedy shows I’m co-producing these days and the upcoming Scruffy City Comedy Festival. You can read Randall’s interviews with Paige and me on the Knoxville.com website.
- There’s nothing comedy related about this one, but I did discover one of my tweets while watching a presidential debate did get mentioned in an article in the Philly Voice. As a political wonk-ish kind of guy, I was kind of happy one of my mostly serious tweets got some attention. As an aspiring comedian, I’m a bit disappointed that one of my 50,000 snarky comments didn’t make the cut.
- Near and dear to my heart is this interview I forgot I participated in over the summer for the University of Tennessee campus newspaper The Daily Beacon. It provided me with a chance to brag about my friend Matt Chadourne and his work on the amazing weekly comedy event in Knoxville known as QED Comedy Laboratory.