An Invitation to The BASIC

I don’t know how many of you out there would actually consider yourself “fans” of what I do, but for those of you who would use that term loosely, this post is for you.

In fact, if you already know you want to join my Special Insiders Club, don’t bother reading all this and just sign up. It’s free and fun and just might change your life:

Sign Up For the Bryan Allain Special Insiders Club

But for the rest of you…

2014 is going to be a fun year. I’m going to be stepping out and trying some new things. I’m going to be re-trying some old things. I’m going to be un-trying some bad things.

I’m planning on doing more of the one thing I love to do above all else: make you laugh.

Now, for those of you who think I’m barely amusing on a good day and could take or leave my humor, the rest of this post isn’t really for you. No hard feelings, I promise.

But for those of you who want to go a little bit deeper down the rabbit hole with me, I’d like to invite you to be a part of a little community I am building around my humor.

Introducing, The BASIC. (Because I love anagrams.)

I have a vision for what this community may eventually become, but for now it will be a simple email list that I’ll use to keep you completely connected to what I’m up to.

You’ve got 10 Questions, I have 10 Answers.

1. Do you really think you can build a huge, thriving fan club for yourself?

Huge? No. I’d actually prefer that this start off smallish for better interactions.

Thriving? Yes. I have a lot of energy for this and think it’s going to be fun.

And I never called it a fan club.

2. Will it cost money?

Of course not.

3. So this is like a newsletter?

No. A newsletter is something you send out regularly because you’re supposed to. This will be driven by connection and community, not a calendar.

6. So it is a newsletter.

Well sort of, but in the most informal, enjoyable way possible. I have hopes and dreams that I’ll be doing humor for a long time in many different ways, and if that happens this community will be a huge part of that journey.

I’ll also be going more in-depth into my journey of quitting my day job (back in August 2012) and what it has looked like since then and going forward. No punches pulled, just the real truth of it all.

7. Will there be perks?

Perks might not be the right word, but I’ll definitely share some extra goodies related to me and my comedy that you might care about.

For instance, I shared a 15-second clip of my first open mic but I haven’t shared the whole three minute set yet. That’s something I would share with The BASIC.

(Some would call that a perk, others would call that torture.)

So you’ll get stuff like that. Outtakes from videos, insights into my plan and process, and other behind the scenes stuff from my life. And remember, I KNOW most people won’t care about this stuff. It’s just for the few of you who do.

8. Are you struggling to come up with ten questions?

Yes, thanks for the help with that freebie.

9. I want nothing to do with this, what’s the next step?

Close this tab in your browser and go back to eating muddy buddies.

10. Maybe I’m on drugs, but I actually want to be a part of this. What next?

Here’s the link. You’ll have to confirm your email address like with any other mailing list, so just follow the instructions.

Sign Up For the Bryan Allain Special Insiders Club

I’m slightly nervous but mostly excited to get this going, it’s gonna be a lot of fun.

And by “fun”, I mean “wicked awesome.”

And by “wicked awesome”, I mean “wicked awesome” because I say what I mean!!!

Seacrest out.

PS…If you have any questions about it, ask me in the comments and I shall respond promptly and with much gusto.

Get 25% off a 2014 NeuYear Calendar!

I absolutely LOVE my 2013 NeuYear Wall Calendar.

If you’ve watched any of the videos or interviews I’ve recorded in my basement this year, you’ve no doubt seen it in the background.

I just got my 2014 calendar and I’ll be hanging it this week with much pomp and fanfare.

You want one for 25% off?

Use the code: BryanHooksYouUp and you’ll get 25% off your order.

  • The paper calendar is $19 ($14.25 after discount)
  • The dry erase calendar (my fave) is $24 ($18 after discount)
  • The new giant calendar is $39 ($29.25 after discount)

Here’s the link, don’t forget to use the code: NeuYear.net 2014 Calendars

(the code expires December 25, 2013)

A Little More About You and Food

Food. Let’s talk about it

3 questions today to get to know a little bit more about you and the yummy stuff your send through your digestive system:

1. If you could pick one food and give it zero calories, what would it be? In other words, eating it would be like drinking water…yes it would sort of fill you up, but with 0 calories.

2. In your opinion, what is the most disgusting food, beverage, or condiment that a lot of other people actually like?

3.  What is your favorite meal at your favorite restaurant these days?

Hungry Yet?

Tell us a little more about you and food in the comments.

I’ll go first.

Your Best Summer Blog Post

Time for another edition of Shameless Plug Tuesday!

You’ve got our full permission to leave a comment that is all about YOU.

Here’s how this works:

1. Leave a comment with a link to a blog post you wrote this summer that you’d like others to read (anything from May to now is fine). No need to put a description for the post, but if you do please keep it to 1-2 sentences.

2. After your comment is posted, scroll through the 5-10 comments above yours and pick at least one blog post out to click through, read, and leave a comment on.

(if you don’t have a blog but want to play along, leave a link to someone else’s blog post that you loved.)

You get it? Give a little bit of attention and get a little bit of attention.

Alright, let’s do this.

Share your favorite summer blog post and comment on someone else’s!

What’s Your Number?

Time for another installment of this numerical version of reader questions.

Each question has a number for an answer. Feel free to expound as much or as little as you like in the comments.

The number of books you’ve finished reading in 2012

x (multiplied by)

The number of magazines your household is currently subscribed to

– (minus)

The number of movies you’ve seen in the theater in 2012

= Your answer.

Do the math. What’s Your Number?

What’s Your Number?

Time for another installment of this numerical version of reader questions.

Each question has a number for an answer. Feel free to expound as much or as little as you like in the comments.

The number of alcoholic drinks you consume in an average week

x (multiplied by)

The number of cups of coffee you consume in an average week

– (minus)

The number of hours you spend playing video games in an average week

(and yes, we’ll count iOS games on an iPhone or iPad and Kindle Fire games as well in that total)

= Your answer.

Do the math. What’s Your Number?

What’s Your Number?

Time for another installment of this numerical version of reader questions.

Each question has a number for an answer. Feel free to expound as much or as little as you like in the comments.

The number of pets in your house right now

x (multiplied by)

The average number of times you hit the snooze button when your alarm is set

– (minus)

The number of tattoos you’ll probably have 10 years from now

= Your answer.

Do the math. What’s Your Number?

What’s Your Number?

Time for another installment of this numerical version of reader questions.

Each question has a number for an answer. Feel free to expound as much or as little as you like in the comments.

Your average commute time to work (or school) in minutes (it’s zero if you work at home or are at home with your kids)

x (multiplied by)

The number of products you use in your hair most days

– (minus)

The day of the month you were born on (1 to 31)

= Your answer.

Do the math. What’s Your Number?