I’m recording a new album
The time has come again to turn barely memorized jokes into permanent digital GOLD! That’s right I’m making a new full length stand-up album for Sure Thing Records. If you’re in Austin, Texas on February 24th you can attend the taping at Fallout Theater. The very funny Gabe Davis will be opening the show. Tickets are available right here.
Headlining Cap City
The day after Valentine’s Day, bring your cold hearts to Cap City Comedy Club to see myself, Ashley Sharma and Mimi Meier bring you some cold blooded jokes (jk we’re all very nice). Tickets right here.
Artwork by me based on a piece by Glen Brogan.
For those asking why I’ve been walking around with a jaunty lil academic mortar board cap, I’ll be teaching an Intro to Stand-up class at Cap City Comedy Club starting January 17th. If anyone has a New Year’s resolution to learn everything I know in six weeks, here ya go. Given that I’ve been personally suspicious of stand-up classes in the past, and that this class is not cheap, you can trust that I will do my best to make this worth it. More info here.
The 10th annual Year in Review Show
It’s time once again for one of the best shows on the calendar, the Year in Review Show. Groups of comedians go month by month, recapping and roasting the year that was. Hosted by Lisa Friedrich and myself. Always a blast. Tickets at capcitycomedy.com.
VelvWave: Headlining the Velveeta Room
3 shows at The Velveeta Room this weekend. Bring a friend or an enemy. If you bring an enemy, let me know, and I’ll roast them from the stage. Just hollow them out, y’know? Unless they’re like “stabby”, in which case, I urge you to make peace with that person. Holly Hart hosts all three shows. Ashley Sharma features Friday, Lisa Friedrich features Saturday. No skips.
Master Pancake: Hard Ticket to Hawaii
Remember 2019? Sorta, right? Back in November of 2K19, I teamed up with Master Pancake Theater’s John Erler and The Mads of MST3K, Frank Coniff and Trace Beaulieu, and together we made jokes over the 80’s action breastravaganza, Andy Sidaris’s Hard Ticket to Hawaii. It was a fun show. Great crew and oh, what an insane movie. Now you can own that experience… FOREVER! Or for FORTY-EIGHT HOURS if you’d rather rent it.
It’s available via Alamo on Demand, the Alamo Drafthouse’s new video on demand platform.
When John sent me the video file to review I was a little nervous. This show was mostly improvised, as opposed to our “normal” shows which are written and refined over multiple screenings. Thanks to the energy of the audience, the quick wit of my fellow movie talkers, and the unadulterated cheesiness of H Ticket to H, the result is a very funny presentation. Here’s a clip:(more…)
The horror comedy anthology film Scare Package is now available to stream on Shudder. If you’re keen of eye and pure of heart, you’ll be able to catch my sweaty face during the Chris McInroy-directed segment, One Time in the Woods. I’ve been a fan of Chris’s work for while so it was a real treat to get to watch him work. Did I see a fake blood cannon? I wouldn’t call it a cannon per se, but yes.
Of the film’s 147 minutes, I’m only in one, but I still thought I should tell you, my sweet trustworthy diary. You can watch it here on Shudder. Don’t have a Shudder subscription? Get yourself a free trial, diary!
The Year in Review 2019 – Live Show Recording
Bored? 2019 seems like a million years ago and you can’t remember a single thing that happened? Good news! Here’s the audio from last December’s The Year in Review Show. Lisa Friedrich and myself gathered together over 50 of Austin’s brightest comedic minds at Cap City Comedy Club to roast and recap the year. It’s free to stream or download here.
The Return of Draw Egan
I got contacted more or less out of the blue and asked if I wanted to work on this project, re-writing a silent movie. Justin Sherburn and his band / multimedia wizard team Montopolis were going to screen the silent western, The Return of Draw Egan (1916) and provide a score of Ennio Morricone music live in-theater. They had presented the show once before, with the silent movie dialogue cards replaced with jokes. Justin said they were looking for a different take and would I be interested.
I said, “no” and that was that. Geez this isn’t an interesting story at all. Why did I post about it? PSYYYYYYYYCH, I said yes! Carlos LaRotta and I were just finishing up our Muppet Babies video, and I asked him if he would help me write this thing.
We tweaked the plot, re-named most of the characters, added a few graphics, and jam packed it was sassy jokes. Citizens of Austin can see the show next week at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz (tickets here). There’s talk of a more extensive tour and I’ll post those dates when I have them. But yeah, if you can, check it out. It was different from other comedy projects that I’ve worked on and I’m proud of it. And getting to hear some Morricone music live is a real fucking treat, so yeah, come correct.
The Year in Review Show 2019
It’s time again for The Year in Review show. Yes! You can’t see it but I’m fist pumping out of control over here. NO, not like THAT. Y’know, an excited fist pump? Like something a tennis player would do after a great… racket whack? Hold on, still fist pumping. Just two more. There we go. Hell yeah.
Join Lisa Friedrich and myself as we present our 7th annual take down of the year’s biggest stories. We’ll go month by month, with Austin’s brightest comedic minds covering 2019’s major events with fast, Weekend Update style jokes. Plus, all of our profits go to the Texas Advocacy Project to help provide free legal services and education to help prevent domestic and dating violence.
The show is Sunday December 29th. Doors at 7pm. Show at 8pm. We’re also at a new venue this year, Cap City Comedy Club. Check out the complete line-up here and get tickets here. Thanks!