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My Life In Jumbo’s Clown Room – Laughing Down the Rabbit Hole – Part 1

Up is down and down is up. I suspect we have been living behind the looking glass the whole time. I’m just hoping there is a joke in there somewhere, cause this shit be crazy.


Most of my professional life I have been a stand-up comedian. I have traveled to many comedy clubs, bars, and various venues throughout the United States. My mainstream claim to fame is that I was a top ten finalist on the first season of Last Comic Standing. The year was 2003. Joe Millionaire was hit, and American Idol was just in it’s third season. My instinct told me it was going to change the way comedians would be discovered. Up until then, the way an unknown stand-up comedian got national exposure was to appear either on The Tonight Show, Conan O’Brien, or David Letterman. The pitch for the new reality series was a nationwide talent search for the Last Comic Standing in a head to head competition of whose the funniest. Eventually the competition would be narrowed down to ten finalists who would all receive a golden key to live in a mansion, bicker and fight with one another, create alliances, have weekly challenges, and eventually engage in a stand-up comedy mic showdown until there was a winner voted by the American public. I had a notion that people would get a peak behind the veil of the life of a stand-up comedian. It had never been done before, and I was excited to be the first cast in what is now a very successful reality series.

“Today many things have been titled, “Last…Standing” It is a little trippy to realize that I participated in creating a phrase that reinforces artistic Darwinian consciousness, and I feel a responsibility to correct my mistake”.

At the end of 2003, I was one of 100 reality stars paraded on the stage at the Universal Amphitheater lead by comedian Kathy Griffin in VH1’s Big in 2003 show. Reality Television broke through as being all the rage. Sure, all the actors and writers were pissed, but there was something much more sinister happening. There was a new clever genre of television to socially engineer us. The Hollywood wizards created a game of desire for it’s participants, added sound bytes, and then edited it into a perfect agenda to be aired to the American public as reality. Our new president elect Donald Trump is proof of how powerful this genre of Television has become.

So far, after two seasons of LCS and a large dose of national exposure I have not continued to work in mainstream television, but instead joined what is referred to as the Truth media, or Alternative media The Alt media is now being accused of creating “fake news” by a corrupt mainstream media attempting to cover up a major pedophile ring involving many of the elite, world leaders, religious leaders, and the entertainment industry. Oh, and we are also responsible for getting everyone’s favorite misogynist white supremacist elected as president of the United states.

How did I end up in the Truth media? Well, It all started with The Dope Show, and the 420 comic Jefferey Peterson. I co-produced a marijuana themed show out of the Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena, and subsequently ended up in a raid by the FBI in a medical marijuana dispensary located in North Hollywood CA. Before the raid, I was not a political person, and rarely paid much attention to world affairs. Hand-cuffed and on my knees, I realized that I had been asleep. I had voted for legal medical marijuana and now I had a gun in my face. Something was terribly wrong. This “something wrong” inspired me to create new material.

In December of 2009, I put on my little black dress and took a taxi to attend a film wrap party at a place called Jumbo’s Clown room. A few hours later I returned home totally disoriented and completely nude…

To be continued

Freedom Of Joyce on Tour goes to #Hawksfest 2015 with Live Stream

In the summer of 2013, I decided to create a radio show titled “Freedom Of Joyce”, and my intent was to also to do a stand-up comedy show with the same title. I took some publicity shots on the balcony of where I lived and created a facebook fan page, and within six months “Freedom Of Joyce” aired on Revolution Radio.

A few weeks ago the owner of Revolution Radio Nighthawkk called into the show, and asked me to perform stand-up comedy at Hawskfest, and open up for his Black Sabbath Tribute Band called Black Sunday. Of course I said, “Yes.” 

I starting thinking how I wasn’t able to make it last year, and thought there are probably people all over the world whom listen to RR, who wish that they could go to Hawksfest, but can’t because they live too far away. So, having had past experience with live streaming protests, comedy tours, road trips to Hempfest in a old truck fueled by vegetable oil, and Freedom Of Joyce shows…I came up with an idea. Why not have a pay per view live stream of Hawksfest where you will see interviews, all the bands, and myself performing Freedom Of Joyce stand-up routine? Sounds like a blast to me.

The video below was originally live streamed in Hollywood CA with Revolution Radio host Steven D. Kelley, Superman, and myself. It was live streamed off of my cell phone, of course we will have better equipment for Hawksfest. 

As you know, Revolution Radio is 100% listener supported, so I will be donating 20% of the proceeds to Revolution Radio. If you think about it, this tour can have a very positive outcome. For example, if 20,000 people pay $10 to view one day of Hawksfest the revenue is $200,000 in one day. Theoretically, Revolution Radio would receive $20.000 per day for three days of broadcasting adding up to $60,000 in donations to Revolution Radio. Can we do it? Why not?!!

Freedom Of Joyce On Tour!

I am doing the “Freedom Of Joyce on Tour & Hawksfest 2015 Pre Show Party Bash” to kick things off. I need to test the software etc. The show will be August 22, 2015 from 4pm to 8pm PST & 7pm to 11pm EST. The cost will only be $5.99 to view. I will be inviting all of  my groovy friends to join the broadcast from radio hosts, activists, comedians, musicians, and one or two aliens. Who knows? Anything could happen!

All universal beings are welcome, to join our featured Cannabis Round Table with activists from around the world! Let’s get this party started. Get your ticket today! Click here to purchase virtual ticket.

 

Please Help Me Get Home

Dear family, friends, & folks who tune into  Freedom Of Joyce media,

I am writing this blog post because I am need of some help. I have been hosting my own online radio show since 2011.  My first show was Hollywood Hemptress Hour which debuted on New Dissident Radio.

This year on January 10, 2014 I launched the Freedom Of Joyce show on Revolution Radio. Within six month the show began airing on These Changing Times Radio Us and Uk,  Awake Radio US and UK, Time 4 Hemp Global Broadcasting Network, and iHeartRadio. The blog  that you are reading right now is sponsored by The Liberty Beacon. The TLB is one of the highest ranked news media websites in the world. I have also just recently become director of their radio and podcast department.

In 2007, a series of events led me to a personal awakening and I began to become aware of the global crisis that seems to be accelerating at this time in human history. I decided that I wanted be of service to create a positive change in the world and become what John Lennon and Yoko Ono refer to as an “Art Activist.” One of the ways in which I started doing this was internet radio, and of course telling the truth with stand-up comedy. Realizing that I no longer needed to stay in Los Angeles CA for internet media I seized the opportunity to relocate to the Northwest.

I am a native Californian who has lived in the Northwest for the past two years. I moved up the coastline because I have always loved the Northwest and have performed up here as a stand-up comedian since the early 90’s. I vowed even back then that at some point I would come to the Northwest to live.

The good news is, I am now returning back to Southern CA to work with truth media producer Mitch Santell. Mitch is a third generation native Californian whose family has directed over 90 films from 1914 to 1946. The Santell brothers launched the careers of David Niven and Red Skelton. Over the past 18 years Mitch has produced and syndicated independent radio shows. He executive produced an independent film Real N’ Raw with a reggae soundtrack featuring over a dozen artists. Santell then went on to produce truth media host Vinnie Eastwood for the next 2 1/2 years.

Mitch will be producing and syndicating my Freedom Of Joyce radio show and producing my one woman comedy show with the same title.

There is another project that I will be working on upon returning to Southern California. I will be planning a one day outdoor event with fellow Revolution Radio show host Steven D. Kelly. The event will focus on positive human development such as increasing our human energy, healing, protecting ourselves and our environment, as well as education involving health and sustainability of hemp and cannabis. The event is slated for spring/summer of 2015 in Orange County CA.

I am leaving August 7th to make my way back to home California. I have a stand-up comedy gig at Planet Gemini in Montery CA on August 8 & 9th. This is really wonderful because I love playing at Planet Gemini and it has been awhile since I have been there. The gig will also help pay for my trip home.

The bad news it that I do not have enough money to pay for gas and lodging on my way to the gig. I will be traveling with my cat “Mr. P.” and I will also need extra for a pet deposit. I have estimated that I need to raise about $375. to make the trip. My car is a bit of a gas guzzler. I wish I had one that got better mileage, but this is it for now. I have spent so much time and energy building these projects which I am so passionate about that I am scary broke. Even if you can only donate $5 or $10 it will all add up, and your donation would be so appreciated.

The easiest way to donate would be to just click onto the donate button on this blog site, and it will go directly to my paypal account. I also have a gofundme account. The money does get a to me a little quicker but it does not accept debit cards. I also have quite a few videos of Freedom Of Joyce media posted on the page. Click here to donate or view shows.

I am also getting involved with a new type of crowdfunding campaign with a pay it forward type of platform that helps you and your friends raise some serious funds.  If you are interested you can view here.

Thank you for helping me make my endeavors a reality.

Love,

Tere Joyce