Contest: Too poor to buy your Album, Andy!

Life is crazy, and like many Americans I am strapped for cash. Buying a comedy album just isn’t in the cards and I totally understand!

I mean, I don’t have any extra money either. I’m a comedian! We get paid in drink tickets and “stage time!”

I’m technically poor. My shoes cost less then $10. NONE of my stuffed animals even HAVE shoes. I use garbage for cup holders. My cat doesn’t have health insurance and her cat toys are old IKEA parts and clumps of her own hair. I mean my iPhone is 2 years old people!

So I decided to have a contest asking people to tell me how poor they are and why they can’t afford my CD. The winner gets a free copy! Some people responded by asking if I needed money, which was very sweet, THANKS AUNT TERRI, and some people just laughed. BUT some people dove right in, played along, and came up with some SUPER funny stuff. It’s just meant to be silly and fun and I hope you enjoy!


Here are the best reasons why people can’t afford my CD:

“I sold aluminum cans to go see the last comedy show I went to. I have dog trained to only eat half the squirrel and save the rest for me. My outhouse just burned down. I’m using a old typewriter to make this comment.” – Sam H.

“I am so poor the bank repo my wallet.” – David J.

“I’m too poor to buy your album because I spent all of my money on Blow. Literally, like 30,000 DVD copies of Blow… in case anyone needs one.” – Amanda L.

“I’m so poor I took the free drink I got for performing on my last show and sold it for half price, then I had enough for a subway ride home.” – Shawn C.

“I am so broke, that if I won the CD, I’d have to rig up a flash light or something to play it.” – Margaret C.

“I am the proud owner of a tiny, money-sucking moocher… Aka, I have a child.” – Jennifer W.

“I am poor-I live in a 192 sq ft cabin without even running water, (so my water doesn’t have running shoes either) but I like my simple living and my iPhone 4 😉” – Saumara M.

“Would love to buy your new CD but I’m so in debt I could start a government!” – Jeff M.

“I’m a teacher…’nuff said” – April S.

“I’m so poor I have to write “I’m sorry” in the memo section of my rent checks.” – Kelly L.

I would buy your CD but my cat still won’t pay his share of the rent, that deadbeat.” – Alex J.

“Chocolate and glitter aren’t going to buy themselves, so I’m broke” – Emily T.

“I’m poor because I’m married to Andy Erikson. 50% of all the cat hugs just isn’t enough anymore!” – Alex S.

“I’m the hotel, clothes washer, restaurant, chauffeur, and bank to the alien I gave birth to almost 11 years ago who swims and dances! That’s why I’m poor…” – Sara F.

“My cat, Birchwood, raided my purse, took my money, and went on a bender. He’s sleeping it off…” – Berta I.

“I’m poor enough that I can’t afford to have a pet cat…or a pet anything for that matter. I’m hoping to get a free copy of your album so that I can have a pet CD. I’ll promise to feed it every day…if I can figure out which side of the hole to put the food into.” – David B.

Dear Andy, I am long lost relative from Nigeria. I have an inheritance for you but need good faith money to secure it and get legal fees paid. Many Strong Regards, Mbutu Kwambwke!” – Daniel K.

“I just bought cheese at the dollar store.” – Mike H.

I’m your mother and you owe me your life….
I would love an album for my birthday present. Hint hint.
Besides… I’m too busy spending your inheritance to have any money.” – My Mom

“I’m so poor I can’t even afford real sheep to count to fall asleep.. they’re stick puppets made out of glue, paper, tears, and the eternal emptiness, loneliness and futility of my existence….” – Aaron D.


Oh man, I don’t know how to pick a winner! Want to throw your hat in the ring? Comment below and I will add it! This was pretty fun 🙂


If you do happen to have spare money you can preorder the album here!

Or here:
Secret Unicorn by Andy Erikson


LOVE AND HUGS and thanks for reading,
Andy Erikson

Aug 17, 2015 | Posted by in Blog | 4 comments

Comments (4 Responses)

  1. Steve Chandler says:

    I’m so poor I can only afford the first 8 letters of the alphabet; and I don’t think you can download it from Htunes!

  2. Sally Tomson says:

    I would buy it, but I play guitar for a living. At my last gig, they didn’t even pay me for the pizza!

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