Yes, Mr. Perry was hard on Neil, but that was probably out of concern. He was paying a lot of money to attend a great school to prepare him for an ivy league school, and Neil, out of nowhere, decides he doesn’t want to go to college. He wants to act. Mr. Perry believed that this was a fleeting dream, and that if Neil followed this path, he would be throwing away a wonderful opportunity for a pursuit that would last a couple of years. After all, most people don’t really have a grasp on their future until at least their junior or senior year of college. If his acting career failed, which in all likelihood, it would have, Neil would have no skills to fall back on.
Over the summer, Greg did a massive, seven week tour of Australia. Walking the Room is, incredibly, massive Down Under, to the point where they’ve done live, sold-out theater shows and have a rabid online fan base. Dave was accepted to do his one-man show at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and his online Kickstarter raised the funds to send him in under 24 hours. A podcast as real and honest as Walking the Room – which was essentially about two comedians struggling and failing – would become the pinnacle of dishonesty if they continued with it in light of their recent successes.