Early in my career I was lucky enough to be signed to The William Morris Theatrical Agency. Sam Weisbord, of the William Morris Agency seemed to take a liking to me. I would pop into his office, at will, and he always made time for me.
One day I was feeling blue and insecure about my career. I asked Mr. Weisbord what I should do? He leaned forward, from across his desk, looking me right in the eyes and, in almost a whisper, said, “You must be demonic!”
I thanked him and left his office thinking about what he had said. I asked myself what a demon would do if the demon had the same goals that I did. At the time I was working out my material at The Comedy Store and then sort of hanging around watching and listening to what was going on. I thought, is this what a demon would do? My answer was no! A demon wouldn’t settle for working at only one location. A demon would be working out material everywhere that would have him. So I began to add other locations to my nightly rounds. I would hit The Comedy Store and then swing out into the valley and do The Palomino Lounge, then I would do a set at a place called Show Biz, then I would go back over the hill to Beverly Hills and do The Ye Little Club, The Horn in Santa Monica and finish my evening off at The Improv. I would make audio recordings of these sets and, more importantly, listen to all of the recordings the next day.
My catalog of material began to grow by leaps and bounds. I worked prisons and Chinese restaurants. Anywhere there were people, there I would be. I even wrote little notes and put them in phone booths, all around the city. The notes read, “Kip Addotta is a funny man!” I would go back to these phone booths and if the notes were gone I would replace them with fresh ones. I was demonic.
This is how I am today! I set a goal and become demonic about it. I am demonic about becoming the next President of the United States. As I write this I am experiencing an adrenalin rush. Nothing will stop me! When I reach this goal I will become demonic about being the best President I can be. I will be demonic in keeping my word to the American People. I will be demonic in my efforts to realize my goals of rebuilding our nation into the optimistic country it was created to be.
None of this will be easily done and none of this will be done without sacrifices from every American person. We must all role up our sleeves and begin to do the hard work that is ahead of us. We must work for the benefit of all people, knowing that a rising tide raises all boats. And, at the end we will look back and admire ourselves for the selflessness we have shown.
Uncle Kippy Wants You!
Kip Addotta, aka Uncle Kippy