For those of you following — and in many cases supporting — my pursuit of The Public Blogger’s “Performer of the Year” award, the voting has officially opened tonight for round five! I say “in many cases” because, after seeing tonight’s performance, I may lose the support of Canadian readers.
Yes, all seven of them.
So why am I even taking the risk? Because this week’s challenge required each of the remaining six nominees to create a special presentation showcasing the country of our choice — in the genre we have been nominated in. Since I’m a humorist, I chose Canada! That’s because I figure any country that could give us Justin Bieber must have a good sense of humor.
I guess we’ll see, ey?!?
Yeah, that probably didn’t help, either…
In all seriousness, tonight’s round is also a worldwide celebration of the arts honoring Hungarian photographer Gabor Dvornik. In light of the tragic events in Paris earlier this week, I think anything offering a sense of world community and unity is a good thing. I hope you’ll join in by clicking the image below, enjoying the show, celebrating art from around the world, and offering your vote to one of the nominees — all of whom, like everyone else, have carried a heavy heart into this round.
I was fortunate enough to finish my presentation before Friday’s events in Paris. Had I not, I may have approached it differently.
Or maybe not.
As a humorist, sometimes the best thing I can do is add some levity when the world gets too heavy. Regardless of how tonight’s vote goes, I’d like to thank Canada for helping me out with that.
Wishing all of you peace, wherever you are…