A View From Japan

A View From Japan

This was an important step for my career as a stand-up comedian and an incredible opportunity to visit a foreign land.  Here’s a look at my glimpse into Japan and the Marine Camps I visited. What a wonderful, yet exhausting experience as you will see.

Getting to Camp Fuji, Japan, from Charleston, SC, was no picnic, but that’s how world travel is. I left Charleston around noon on Saturday, got to Chicago a little over two hours later, then had a three hour layover. After that I boarded a huge jetliner for Tokyo which was a twelve hour flight; during the flight we had two meals. I noticed after the first meal, everyone closed the windows and settled down to sleep or watch movies. I watched a few movies, played some solitaire and tried to sleep as much as possible. I’m guessing about eight or so hours in we had our second meal, more of a breakfast. The lights had come on a little before this and it was now getting dark outside; it had been light almost the whole trip as it seemed we were chasing the sun. Something I also experienced on this flight was the warm, moist washcloths the flight attendants handed out twice during the trip. I took one the first time not knowing what to do and watched the other folks use them to wipe their faces and backs of their necks, so I did the same. read more