Tony Deyo

Stand-up Comedian

Right on time...

Karma never misses an appointment… ever. Just after writing that last blog entry about the bikers in Reno being doctors, lawyers, and accountants playing dress up… I had to perform to a room full of hard corps bikers. The Hell’s Angels were in there… and I’m not even kidding a little bit. That show reminded me that this is not the first, second, or even third time that I’ve been booked to perform at biker week, and/or a biker bar. This is the 4th time. With that in mind, I’m going to compose an open letter to comedy bookers:

Dear Comedy Bookers…

Let me start off by saying that I really do appreciate all of the work you give me. With that out of the way, I’ve got a small gripe. I’ve spent the better part of my comedy career… and by “better part” I mean all of it… trying to be as clean and unoffensive of a comic as possible. It’s working out pretty well… for the most part. The only wrench in the works, seems to be when you guys keep booking me for biker conventions. These guys are big, loud, and wear leather. I’m small, quiet, and wear a button down shirt. They are not what I expect when I walk into a comedy club… and I am certainly not what they expect when they pay 17 bucks to see a biker week comedian. For the enjoyment of all, let’s save me for the teacher conventions and similar low-testosterone affairs.

Thank you for your kind consideration.

Tony “Four Wheels” Deyo