(images courtesy of Scott Holt)
The PATH Train has perennial “signal problems.” The Ferry has fare problems. But we just need to get from here to there… It’s SO close.
That’s what comedian Scott Holt was thinking, when he decided to paddle across the Hudson River yesterday for a business meeting. Of course, you need to dress the part—so he wore his suit, with a briefcase slung over his shoulder.
“I was late for a meeting, didn’t want to pay for the ferry,” Holt told hMAG. “So I hopped on my board.”
Holt is a comedian, and reportedly had a meeting with a potential manager. “I made it on time,” he said, “but it did not go well—so I’m still in the market for a manager.”
We asked Holt what was the scariest part of his trans-Hudson paddleboard journey. “The scariest part would have been not making my meeting on time,” he said. “That or getting ground up in a ferry propeller.”
To that point, this high-traffic section at the mouth of the Hudson River is, shall we say, less than ideal for paddleboarding.
“I was listing pretty badly at some points. There were so many wakes coming at me in all different directions.”
Sure, Holt had his reservations about the journey, but went for it nonetheless.
“Yes, I know they could arrest me. They were nice enough to ask what time my meeting was though. My shoes got a little wet but it kind of just looked like I got a nice shoe shine.”
Scott Holt has performed stand-up all over—San Diego, LA, Boston, Philly… and the middle of the Hudson River.
Tonight you can catch him at Broadway Comedy Club on 53rd Street in Manhattan at 8 p.m. No word on how he plans to get there…
Follow Holt’s YouTube channel for more video footage… coming soon!!!
(DISCLAIMER: Kids, please don’t paddleboard across the Hudson… Love, hMAG)
UPDATED VIDEO (June 27, 2018) via Scotty Hustle’s YouTube Channel: