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October 2017 Update

Hey lots of incredible stuff in the works here. Time to fill you in: I have a book with Nathan Rabin for the Boss Fight Book series about the video game POSTAL. You can pre-order over here because it is good. I have a podcast about emo music with TheBlackNerd called The Coolest Kids that allows us to explore all emo/post-hardcore albums together. We're like ten episodes in and it is super good. Also, it's a reference to a Brand New song, we actually don't like ourselves. Also moving to Missouri with my wife. Oh, I have a wife. Vivian Kane is the head feminist opinion writer over at The Mary...

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2014 Wrap-Up

Hello friends! Realized that between touring and various commitments that this space for "bi-weekly" updates has been ignored since July. I'd love to rectify that with a quick update of what's been going on and what you can expect to see from me by the end of the year. I spent over a month on the road with Brandie Posey, doing shows across the country in arcades, ice cream parlors, theaters, music venues, backyards, bars, and anywhere else the people of this great country felt obligated to connect a microphone to speakers. This was my first extended cross-country endeavor, and one I engaged...

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July Tour

Listen up, y'all. Heading out on tour. Come hang. I'm on the road with Brandie Posey for most of these dates, and a few of the Kansas ones are changing. (Lawrence is now on the 31st for example, but hey, follow along on Twitter or Facebook and I'll let you know all dates and shows.) I got a nice write up in The Experiment last Friday, the comic book I serve as villain inspiration for A VOICE IN THE DARK just released Volume 1 collection, and we've been rolling into Year 2 of Brock Party with some fantastic guests. I've also booked a location for my next album recording, which I'll be doing...

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January Update: Your Friends Close, Trevor Moore, Portland

Our indie film about video games and terrible people is now available for rent or purchase from... right here: Just got back from eight days of shows in Portland. Aside from having to deal with a terrible bird, this Portland trip has been exceptional. It's rewarding to see how quickly these performers improve, thanks to supportive audiences who are genuinely invested in what comics are doing, and dipping into that world has been the best use of time I've given standup. On Friday, I did a 35 minute set of entirely new material at The TARDIS Room and it was easily the most fun I've ever had on stage....

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Brock Wilbur as Guitar Center Steve

On the morning my grandmother died, the first thing I did was send emails to cancel all my obligations for the next week, including a bunch of shows in Denver and an audition that morning at 9am. I wound up driving to the audition anyway, although I do not remember doing this because everything inside of me was broken. I should not have been driving and I have no memory of what I did or said in that room. A few days later in Kansas, while driving home from the funeral, I got a call that Guitar Center was asking me to be their new spokesman. It is a surreal experience to have everyone close to you transition...

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Second Album Release Info & Recommended Listens

Next Tuesday marks the release of my sophomore comedy album "CRIME TRAVEL" which will be available as a pay-what-you-want download through this site. We recorded it in SF on September 20th in the basement of Lost Weekend Video, and I am goddamned proud of the final product. Courting Comedy wrote a profile on my taping earlier that week. We had a great audience in a sold-out room, we got selected as "Event Of The Night" by a couple SF blogs, I kicked out a drunk piece of shit heckler, later there were burritos-- you know; the dream. On Monday, Oct 7th we are turning TELL & SHOW into a dual...

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Recording A New Comedy Special In San Francisco

Thrilled to announce that I will be taping a new hour of standup material in San Francisco on Friday, September 20th at 9pm. The recording will take place at Cynic Cave, which is in the basement of Lost Weekend Video, one of the last great indie-video-rental stores. Fitting with the theme of the venue, we will be shooting only on VHS and Beta tapes, most of which are taken from the store itself. The project is directed by San Francisco's experimental video artist Patrick Wilkinson, who has been one of my closest friends since we once failed to adapt a Lovecraftian short-film back in Chicago....

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Your Friends Close premieres tomorrow night

Tomorrow night, our movie Your Friends Close premieres at United Fest LA and I feel like my heart is going to explode. Back in 2011, Jocelyn Kelvin and I were going to make a movie. We had a script, a director, a cast, and funding. Overnight, all of those things disappeared. Rather than scrap our dream, we turned to a newish website called Kickstarter, which we used to annoy the shit out of everyone we knew, begging for a few bucks of support. Somehow it worked, and it was the most important month of my life. See, whenever you get a donation on Kickstarter, they send a little emailing telling...

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28 Years Later Is Free All Week To Help Eddie Creer

Sometimes your heroes won't like you. Eddie Creer was my choir teacher in high school. He taught me more than anyone in my hometown about performing in front of people, about controlling my voice, and how to have a problem with authority. While Mr. Creer was the only teacher I had all four years of school, he sent me to the principal's office at least once every two weeks, because we didn't get along. Or more accurately, because I didn't think the rules applied to me, and Mr. Creer took every opportunity to remind me that they very much did. Our contentious relationship frustrated me to no end....

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Touring Adventures – SF & Denver

Adventures! This is me and the boys of Pre-Game Podcast, talking fake girlfriends and knife fights with Karl Hess.

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