I hosted the Connecticut Ad Club’s yearly awards ceremony tonight. My second year.
This is my crack cocaine!
Working live is magical. I think I do it well. It’s as close as I come to stand-up comedy.
I tried stand-up once at a charity event. Helaine came along. She was so pained by my performance she’s made me promise to never do it again!
Tonight’s ceremony was at the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center in Meriden. Cool building.
The Curtis Center was the town library. It’s now used for events.
It features beautiful woodwork and architectural touches including two ceilings and a glass floor! It’s been lovingly restored.
We went upstairs for the ceremony.
The Ad Club’s officers covered some business then introduced me from a bio I wrote years ago. I’ve heard parts a hundred times!
My job was to read the winners names. I try to be entertaining.
When in the moment even I don’t know what’s coming out of my mouth until it’s said.
Most people are petrified speaking to groups of people. I embrace it. Score and you get audience reaction immediately. That’s an amazing feeling.
I was impressed by a lot of the work that received awards. None was more impressive than the photography of Aaron Kotowski.
Aaron, whom I met after the ceremony, shot a series of Seal Team like scenes for Lockheed/Martin. They absolutely blew me away. Breathtaking photography.
I also met two Facebook friends.
Life is good.