Last night I got to see a screening of Ktown Cowboys – The Movie. This film was launched from the very funny web-series of the same name and took 4 years to make! It honestly is excellent! Hysterical, heartfelt & a fun journey. Producers Brian Chung and Greg Bishop of MUSA Military Entertainment Consulting are personal friends, collaborators (they put me in The Medal Of Honor: Warfighter campaign) & both Army veterans. This is MUSA’s very 1st produced movie, everyone said it was impossible to do (actually make a film), they made it happen and the results are GREAT! Born from the mind of writer Danny Cho who co-stars with an ensemble of very effective actors under the guidance of director Daniel DPD Park I cannot express enough how much I’d LOVE to see this film reach a larger audience. It can/should play to everyone. Support Ktown by spreading the word, seeing a viewing & spreading the social media love here http://www.ktowncowboys.com/
Last night I did a show at a cabin in the woods for 14 Purple Heart recipients who were on a weekend hunting retreat. I feel like I’ve done pretty much every kind of show, but this was my very first just standing in a living room next to a warm fireplace while a group of burly dudes in camo spread out rounds of ammo as they sat at a kitchen table or living room chairs.
As a performer I’d say the “conditions” were not the best. Ha. As a person I was truly inspired by my audience. They could not have been cooler to some guy (me) who showed up, stood up and started talking. Trust me they’d much rather had a stripper and I completely agreed she’d have been a more welcomed performance. But good luck getting a woman to drive over an hour into a mountain to meet a bunch of dudes in a cabin… even I was getting a Deliverance vibe by the tail end of my travels.
I’ve noticed over the years that the performances that mean the most to me are the ones that have me really thinking on my way home. The ones that stay with me, make me ponder, and possibly help me grow somehow. Last night I witnessed a group of men bust their asses to take care of a group of men who’d risk their asses with consequence. The hosts were determined to make sure these guys were having a great time. The guys themselves all smiled, laughed, gave each other and myself sh*t while being polite, fun and thankful. That doesn’t happen everyday.
I say this often: The world I see presented in front of me on/in the news or social media is not the one I experience. It’s a pity that anger and harsh opinions are more likely to infect our society’s information cycle than to create inspiration and thoughtfulness. Because my drive home last night was filled with the latter and it’s one I won’t forget for all the right reasons.
Thank you, gentlemen.
Here’s to the coming year being less polarizing, dehumanizing & argumentative. I’ve witnessed news and social media present a far from accurate representation of the individuals I meet daily across my country and around our world. May those rise who inspire, touch, and amaze. Much Love, Peej Tweet
Recently I’ve noticed a great deal more anger online. I myself feel angry about many things that are going on in the world, so I decided to share a little something about myself in honor of the holidays and inspired by someone I love and respect. I had lunch with my sister, wee cute niece, […]
I’d like to take a second to thank everyone who has expressed concerned and has wished us safety within our current travels. To be completely honest I’m only addressing this because I’m taken back by all the messages and comments I have received. It is truly heartwarming. When we travel to certain areas we’re here/there […]
Being a Veteran for me is a constant knowledge that out there right at this moment service members are in harm’s way, living in discomfort, far from home and those they love. Individuals who’ve made an oath and sacrifices and shoulder/execute the unimaginable. It’s seeing my own young eyes wearing a uniform. Taking to heart […]
Had a great trip overseas the past month entertaining the troops with The GI’s Of Comedy. We made some funny videos along the way. This below is everywhere we went and then some silly shorts. PJ Walsh Dances Around The World Working Out On Tour Part 1 Working Out On The Road 2 DIVAS Tweet
TO ALL THE DADS I KNOW: I’ve yet to become a father. Hopefully I’ll come across the other half of that equation one day. I do have a few fine examples of great Dad’s in my life. I could not ask for better brother in laws than the three I have. Matt, Tom & Tom […]
PJ Walsh is a comedian who served our country, worked in the White House & pretty much lied to Mother Teresa. PJ is going to hell. Join him.
*In 2014 PJ entertained United States military service members in fifteen countries around the globe with "The GI's Of Comedy".