When I launched this blog last year, I had no idea if something this crazy (just literally asking for the thing you most want) would work out. Still don’t. But it’s definitely been really exciting working towards this massive goal.
So what happened since I launched the blog in 2016? I toured the special around the country including at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. I also did a North American tour and my 5,000th show, which just so happened to be at Just for Laughs Montreal, a festival I’ve always wanted to do. And we launched a beta test for the special, something’s that’s never been done with a special before, which led to some incredible feedback from you guys.
And now for 2017? I’m expanding my focus. I was featured on Seeso (NBC’s streaming comedy service) back in October (here’s a clip). Both Seeso and Amazon have been launching really incredible specials, so I’m hoping to reach out to those services as well in order to see if they have any interest in a comedy+magic special. (I hope they do!) All of which means 2016’s IWantaNetflixSpecial.com is now 2017’s IWantaNetflixSpecialButSeesoorAmazonIsCoolToo.com (but the old URL still works and is easier to type).
The special will be filmed this year. There’s a director lined up and some plans already in motion. There’s also a trailer to be revealed within the next month. If I have to fund the special myself, I will. I can’t wait to get this filmed, edited, and out there for everybody to enjoy, so it’s something I’m going to do everything in my power to get done.
Thanks for coming with me on this journey so far — there’s much more to come in 2017!