Writing

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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Mike Cavalier’s Introduction to FILMPOCALYPSE!

You can still order a copy of FILMPOCALYPSE! 52 Cinematic Visions of the End in time for Christmas, if you want to give a gift that you can be SURE no one will have. Seriously. There are only like 200 people in the world who would need to regift this right now. U can win Xmas! Mike Cavalier, the creator of The Junior Varsity, edited the book and wrote this informal introduction, not included in the book itself. Here it is, for your enjoyment: Through the Fire and the Flames (A prelude to the Filmpocalypse) By Mike Cavalier   Death is the great equalizer. No matter who we are — good...

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Release of 28 Years Later & FILMPOCALYPSE!

One hell of a month. Time to catch up. My comedy special Brock Wilbur: 28 Years Later was released and is available for download through the site, as well as iTunes, Amazon, and Google Music. I got a few requests for the music we used, so here's a free link to download the songs I recorded, including my attempt at jamming all of the Goblin stuff into one track: Soundtrack Folder Download. Followed my release with a bit of support touring, including the Best Fish Taco One Year Blowout and a trip up to San Fran with Sofiya Alexandra and Matt Monroe. Got to open for W. Kamau Bell and here's a photo...

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On Becoming A “Professional Comedian”

Tomorrow I'm releasing my first comedy special: 28 Years Later. It will be downloadable for your viewing pleasure. If you're trapped on the East Coast, hopefully it can help entertain you through the nightmarish hell-scape happening outside. This is my first day as a "professional comedian." Not because I'm releasing a special, but because this is my first day of unemployment. I am no longer a "professional" anything else, and I intend to dedicate everything I have towards making "shouting about sadness" my full time jam. Earlier this month, "Exquisite Corpse," the book I co-edited, was released...

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Comedy Show Pitches + 28 Years Later Prep

Hey Internet. How's it going? I've been preparing for my comedy special taping on September 18th. I went to the Zombie Apocalypse themed cabin below, in the middle of the desert, to finish transcribing hours and hours of recordings... mostly me talking to myself in the car while stuck in traffic. Ever want to be convinced you are a danger to yourself and others? Try blasting through 13 hours of your own internal monologues in one sitting. Do it in a lonely cabin in the middle of the desert. Drink a lot and keep an axe near by... cause who didn't love The Shining? I got into standup comedy to not have...

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