Comedy Special

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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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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28 Years Later is wrapped

We've wrapped production on my comedy special, 28 YEARS LATER. Wanted to take a minute to thank everyone involved in the production, especially those of whom did excellent work for little to no money, because if you are a person who has money, they are well worth it: Joe Filipas for directing. Joe has been a friend for years and one of the few creative voices I trust to line up with my own. He is also in the dictionary next to "Midwestern Nice" and his careful planning (read: constant harassment) was what kept this train on the tracks. He's out of Minnesota, but his company Sugo Media does...

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