Brian "The Brain" Isley
I'm doing a lot of gigs now. That was one of the goals when I started to do stand up, so I'm excited about finally becoming a full time comic. A lot of venues and promoters pay in cash, but some write checks. There's nothing better than getting paid for doing something you love, but it does have some drawbacks. I'm starting to realize that people can't spell the name Brian for shit. I've been going through this my entire life, so you would think I would be used to it by now. I'm not. It's annoying as hell. How can people screw up the most common spelling for one of the most common names in the world? I did a show for an old folk"s home last week. I was hyped as hell when I got my check, as always, and immediately went to the bank to deposit it. When I got to the bank, I endorsed the check, and noticed that the check said PAY TO THE ORDER OF Brain A. Thompson(Thompson is my government name, if you didn't know).I was pissed!! I went to social media to complain about it like I always do. My friend Clyde said, " At least they're not calling you Claude or Calvin." Yeah, um, those are real names!! Brain is either a human organ, or slang for getting your dick sucked. I don't think I'll ever get used to it. I don't think I should have to get used to it. but it is what it is, I guess.