So, there I am, ascending the stairs backstage at the Roseland Ballroom. And waiting for me on the landing for a quick hug is Alec Mapa, America’s gaysian sweetheart. “Welcome to the other side of your career,” I whisper in his ear as we embrace. He is happy to see me but I have no doubt he suspects I have some jokes at his expense waiting for when I get on stage. It is true, I have my material ready, but as it turns out, not as ready as I thought.
Earlier in the evening, Jake Steel joined us on the show. I had never met him before but he messaged me on the DNR Social app a few weeks ago asking if I was friends with his agent Howard from FabScout. It turns out he lives in New York and Howard was telling him that he should meet me and do my show. Since he was nominated for Best Boyfriend Experience, I asked him to drop by tonight before we headed over to the awards.
Prior Adventures At The Hookies:
2011 At The Hookies: Miracle On 52nd Street
2010 Ar The Hookies: Hooked On A Feeling