If you are in comedy long enough without being an overnight or breakout star, there are two things you will learn. One is how to have a healthy (or sometimes unhealthy) dose of cynicism. The other is that there is a “comedian” named Dan who stalks comedians on-line because he has not received the needed mental health assistance he needs. Multiple people (with advanced degrees in psychology) have told me that they think this “comedian” may have feelings for me akin to Scotty J in Boogie Nights or, more insidious, Chris Cooper in American Beauty. Although flattered. I am not interested, but that does not stop this “comedian” from contacting me through numerous false e-mails on line. And now, in an effort to lure me (and maybe other comedians) to a hotel, the Buffalo Bill of comedy has now developed a false booker e-mail (sadly, he is too stupid to realize that his 4th grade level insults and bizarre usage of the English language are so consistent throughout all his on-line personas that it fools no one ever). So here are the e-mails from “Charity Event Booker Bert Pierce”:
Wow – a charity event at the Hilton! In town? What town? $150 – what charity event at a Hilton can only afford $150 for entertainment? Well I guess I will mull over the offer. But before then I decided to post the email above to Facebook to show everyone about my great offer. But then I received the following after 2 am:
But Bert!? I was seriously considering your offer! The Beverly Hills Hilton! But I want to perform there. Even if it is a $500 flight for a $150 gig. And I am not sure why he is writing “yes”. I never replied. Turns out it is someone who must stalk my Facebook page. Hey… this doesn’t seem like a legit gig offer anymore! And then the final e-mail:
Hey you mean between 2:58 am and 3:34 am all of my fans and friends got on e-mail and took action!? That seems unlike them. And since I did not encourage any attacks I am appalled that they all went on email at 3 am to trash Bert Pierce. What’s weird is that Bert Pierce only 10 hours earlier was trying to book me at a Hilton and now he says I have “no talent.”
So comedians be warned: there is someone out there trying to lure comedians to the Beverly Hills Hilton who also imagines things at 3 am. Sounds like a danger to the community so I thought I would offer a warning. I just hope I don’t hear about Bert Pierce punching reporters for The Daily Beast when his booking scam is exposed.
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