THE ARCHIVE

NEW DATES (04,01,19)

Hey folks (or folk - I guess I should assume it's one person heading here at a time). The website has been updated slightly, with additional dates. Head over to that section to see where I'll be.

More updates to come! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy some videos while you're here. Below is the new promo for my upcoming album. Click play - ya know ya wanna.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION (07,22,18)

Firstly, I would like to thank you for heading to my website.

 

Secondly, I would like to apologize for the mess.

 

I am currently updating this thing, so hang tight, and you'll see some wonderful new content I have been working on. Head over to the page marked "The Archive" at the top to check out the past, so you're prepared for ...

 

ThE fUtUrE!!!!

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It's really not that impressive. Just, new. Futuristic means new I guess, so there's that.

Thanks for stopping by.

IT'S BEEN AWHILE (03,06,18)

Hey there, congregator to my website. Sadly, life always gets in the way, and this thing has not been updated in quite some time. As of this writing, some dates have been added, the photo gallery has been updated, new video clips are available for your perusal, and I am still alive! Enjoy the site, don't worry, be happy, hippie bs. Love you.

REFLECTIONS ON 2015 (12,09,15)

Well, 2015 has definitely been a year. I've been able to travel all over, experience city life in New York, apartment hunt, lose residence in an apartment, meet a ton of amazing new people, get a job, drink almost every night and force myself to take it slower now. Friends of mine and I would get together and jam in a barn, ergo, I released our music under the group "The Barn." We released two albums ("Sessions" & "Shifted") of just some good ol' fun goof-around stuff on Soundcloud. Check it out. It's exceptional.

https://soundcloud.com/the-barn-5

 

Of course, I released my album "Perspective" on Bandcamp. As time goes on, I am really focusing on working that new hour of material. It's getting easier but at first, I just had no idea where to start. I am still proud of that disc. Well. Album. It'll be a disc when I get the money to press it. AND I WILL NOT DO A GOFUNDME.

 

Here's a sample track --

Right now, I am in Boca Raton, Florida. I have three weekends of shows and during the weeks, I am hitting as many open mics as possible to generate this new hour. I am loving it, and hating it. But I think that's what spurs good art, no?

 

My year is ending with some great headliners and great shows. Dec. 10-12, I will be at Belushi's Comedy Club in Fort Myers, FL with Christian Finnegan. Dec. 26th, I will be at Comedy on State in Madison, WI with Kevin Farley (which I am very excited about).

 

To all my hometown friends, I will be filling in as emcee at my home club, Dr. Grins Comedy Club, New Year's weekend with Mike Green.

 

PERSPECTIVE - AVAILABLE NOW (06,23,15)

www.gerritelzinga1.bandcamp.com/album/perspective

Driving Miss Blue (05,17,15)

Boy oh boy, have I been busy...

 

These past couple of months have taken me from New York City to San Antonio, Texas. A Megabus from NYC to Chicago and from Chicago to Grand Rapids, Michigan finally got me to my car in March. I came to Grand Rapids for Gilda's LaughFest - a place where I would get up onstage upwards of twenty times in ten days. Also in front of some of the smartest audiences and some of the drunkest audiences I have ever encountered.

 

After LaughFest, I travelled to Wisconsin - not a bad drive. The craziest distance was when I drove twenty hours to Texas. Fantastic experience and I finally built up the gusto to steal breakfast from Holiday Inn's across the country. You can bet your life I will keep doing that to save some bread on the road.

 

The day I returned was the day I recorded my debut album, "Perspective" at Louie's in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Editing has commenced and it will be out by the end of the summer, 2015.

 

Livonia & Lansing, Michigan and Merrillville, Indiana were some other stops I made to tell jokes. After my string of road gigs, I drove to New York city for the Laughing Devil Festival and had a blast.

 

My partner in crime on this latest trip though? My wonderful, ferocious little Velociraptor, "Blue." We'll be heading back to Grand Rapids to perform at Dr. Grins Comedy Club. It is my home club, and I am very excited to return for the weekend. Then it's Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle in Royal Oak, MI. Blue and I will be stealing all the breakfast.

 

ALL. THE. BREAKFAST.

Bio & Dates - UPDATED (01/16/15)

Head on over to the Bio section to see my incredibly short autobiography. We call it a "Bio" in the business to give this illusion that we're important enough to have someone write it. NOT THE CASE.

 

Also, feel free to check out the Dates section. I will be hopping around this wonderful nation of ours in the coming months. Find out where I'll be!

Traveling (12/24/14)

I miss New York City. I moved there in October of this year and for the past couple of weeks, I have been in Michigan, my home-state. Catching up with old friends, performing on familiar stages and the like have consumed my time here. It's been fun. It's been whimsical in a way - almost like it's not real.

Already after a couple of months, NYC feels like my home now. I cannot wait to return and see the new friends and comic companions I've made. January will be when I go back. Can't wait.

 

Also, welcome to the website. It's not finished and I'm still working on it, but hey -- ya gotta be patient.

THE GALLERY

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