Travels With the GMC Jimmy
(My Early Years in Comedy)
Nowadays I do a lot of corporate shows, and I fly to many of my gigs. Odds are I'll be using a rental car at the other end. If I'm working a cruise ship I never drive a vehicle at all -- they come and get you at the airport.
But when you're starting out in comedy you spend all of your time doing comedy clubs and one-nighters. You're generally driving your own vehicle, rather than anything you might have picked up at an airport.
My original road car was a trusty old GMC Jimmy. I put half a million miles on the thing before it rusted out. The Jimmy and I visited Canada and most of the lower 48 states. We camped on beaches. We explored old logging trails in the Rockies. We off-roaded in the Badlands. And once, on black ice in Wisconsin, we flipped ourselves completely upside down.
Some folks pilfer garden gnomes to photograph during their travels. I used the Jimmy.