Sunday, April 23, 2006

I'm a Hampton Bed Head

OK, so I got the Hampton Inn gig. I flew into Chicago on Wednesday and the callback was all day Thursday. The first hour of the callback was short form improv, a la, Who's Line is it Anyway. That was my first clue that I might do well. They brought in 8 improv actors from LA, 8 from NYC and 8 from Chicago. By 5:00 they had selected six guys and two girls for the job. The job includes web commercials, print and a seven-week tour across the nation doing improv and marketing for Hampton. I was made the manager of the western/southern tour which goes to LA, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Orlando. We are in LA for at least eleven days which is a great bonus in terms of spending extra time with Debbie and the boys. All of us are also being considered for a naitonal commercial series for TV...

I almost didn't go because I was worried about leaving my family for so long, but it seems right to both Debbie and myself...the Hampton people were great about considering my family and placing me in the west. They also said that Debbie and the boys could visit and stay for free at the hotels. We are concluding in Orlando and may attach a family vacation at Disney there.

For better or worse you will be able to follow me around the nation via the website when it launches in late may. (The same day the tour starts-May 25.) We will be making short films of our adventures and posting them on the site. The campaign is called "The Bedheads" and we will be wearing messy hair for the entire tour as we travel around entertaining America. Shakespeare it aint, but it's a real gig.

More to come...

10 comments:

JPN said...

Congrats, I'll look forward to following you around!

Sean said...

FREAKIN' CONGRATS! HELL YEAH!!

Sherry said...

Congratulations! We can't wait to see it?

tommy said...

Thats fucken awesome. Good job.

Marti said...

Very cool Joe! Congrats! love to the fam!

Phil said...

does your trip include any stops in the middle east?

Labaweiler said...

Hi Joe!
Congratulations on the job!
You will be missed at church!
If you need ANYTHING I am here for Deb and the boys!
It just requires one autograph....
May Jesus lead you every step of the way!!!!!
You are in Jon and I's prayers!

Garrett said...

Hey, I'm a Hampton Bedhead, too! Actually, I'm staying at one as we speak for a conference. Good job, Joe!

Ramon said...

We're happy for you all, Joe.

This makes us very happy for you.

I love you all very much.

Much love and many prayers to you all over the next few months.

Love,

Ramon and MaryAnn

MrH said...

Adam and I have always thought comedy takes a lot of intelligents and you are destined for greatness. Adam says, "F yeah, YOU CAN DO IT!"