So, here it is… I’ve been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Stand Up Newcomer. I couldn’t be more thrilled, it’s a big deal to me. Now, my normal M.O. would be to demurely say that I’d really appreciate it if you’d vote for me, but don’t feel like you have to, but if you’d consider it, I’d really appreciate it, blah, blah, blah.
But not this time! This time I’m just gonna ask – vote for me. Please. (Sorry, can’t entirely change the M.O. of a lifetime). Why? you may ask. Searching my mind for an incontrovertible, undeniable reason and all I can come up with is “why not?” All the nominees are deserving, hard-working and funny; but I’m pretty sure I’m the only one balls-out asking you to vote for me (please). At least here, in Andrew’s blog.
In exchange for your vote (please note: this is by no means intended as vote-buying, just a heartfelt thanks for your consideration!) – I will either:
a) Make you a delicious cannoli (as soon as I figure out just what cannoli is)
b) Spend one day answering your phone in either a posh British or country Irish accent (all I have in my accent arsenal, I’m afraid) and pretend to be your housekeeper or secretary – whichever you prefer!
(I did consider offering up my first born in exchange for your vote, but frankly, she’s in that awkward pre-teen phase that’s all eye-rolling, huffing and stomping out of the room unpleasantness – not such a great proposal, methinks!)
So really, it’s a win-win for everyone!
**NB – this is an “industry” vote – you have to be a member of ACTRA, The Writers Guild of Canada, The Directors Guild of Canada, Equity, CFTPA, UBCP, UDA or The Canadian Comedy Association – if you aren’t any of these – well, then, erm, disregard the above plea. But I still love you. Voting closes July 31st – everything you need to know is at: canadiancomedy.ca.
That’s all for this week. Martha out. Vote for me! (Please).