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This is my very first comedy special and I hope you enjoy it. Easily one of the most freeing performances I’ve ever had.
On December 8th, 2018, I wanted to set out to do something different. Something unique. I wanted to do something that not only was going to challenge me as a performer but also allow to me to just have some fun. I wanted a non-traditional approach to a traditional art form. I wanted to create something that would make 2018, which was one of the absolute hardest years of my life to this day, worth it.
I got my heart broken for the very first time in my life. My dad's brother, my uncle, died. I was told early that year I had to put my dog down (he’s still kicking it though). Someone who's been with me since the beginning had her troubles. I even thought about quitting comedy forever. I had my first breakdown. For four months I didn't want to get out of bed. I was confused, scared, unsure, worried, depressed, uncertain, & didn't have any love for myself. I isolated myself from everything. Feeling like I had no friends or anyone I can really confide in.
I went away. Disappeared for a bit & found my way back home. To the motherland. Back to Colombia. In need of support. family. mountains. refreshment. faith. And more importantly, love. 2018 beat me down & brought me back up. It strengthened me. Making me stronger than I’ve ever been.
This special is a testament to my spiritual and mental rebirth. This special means the world to me and hopefully you’ll be able to tell that I had an amazing time filming it. It was real. It was raw. It was the light in my darkness. It was all done on the spot with no preparation whatsoever. I was truly in my element. Surrounded by many people that have love for me and for what I do. And for that, I am eternally grateful.
In a nutshell, this is a completely improvised one hour live comedic performance from me, international comedian & top notch improviser (my own words) Jayson Acevedo. No one knew what was going to happen…not even me. But I’m glad it did. And what I know for sure is that I am indeed a “Lonely Wit”.
Special thanks to Cesar Romero, the man you’ll see on the keys. Thank you for adding so much to this special with your talent & presence. You took this special to a whole other level.
This special is dedicated to my amazing sister Evelyn and her beautiful son, my nephew, Liam
Filmed in front a live sold out crowd at OuterSpace Studios in Chicago, IL (Wicker Park)
Jayson “Avocado” Acevedo