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The Wallet on Funny or Die

The Wallet on Funny or Die

I’m in this short because I’m the only person director Mark Colomb and his writer/brother Jon knew who had a seersucker suit. I play an unlikely angel (because angels wear seersucker, naturally), and get to hold a giant plastic gun. If you like men in suits saying curse words, this...
Fro Yo

Fro Yo

Last fall a few friends and I had some free time during the week. We pooled our creative resources and ... made a video about frozen yogurt. We wear sailor hats. So if you like sailor hats and frozen yogurt, this video is for you.
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Books Read Thus Far This Year

In the days before my sophomore year of high school began I simply could not finish Charles Dickens “A Tale of Two Cities” from my summer reading. I just couldn’t do it. When class started back I failed the test in embarrassing fashion. The book still scares me, and I haven’t attempted it since. Here...

Golden Oldies: The Gulf Park Playlist

The summer of 2012 is almost over, but I don’t believe it is too late to look back at summers past. I spent almost every hour of almost every important summer of my youth at Gulf Park Pool. Every day I would wake up and ride my bike to swim practice. After that, I might...
"The Heir" for iO Theater's Vidiocy Competition

“The Heir” for iO Theater’s Vidiocy Competition

This is the most complex video project I've done to date, and my ego can't watch it enough. I actually laughed out loud when I later saw "Midnight in Paris" and marveled at how well Mark was able to reproduce the Hollywood soft focus and romantic comedy montage. Also, the entire cast and crew nearly...
Improvised Jane Austen ... and Zombies

Improvised Jane Austen … and Zombies

One of the more delightful and proper improvised genre shows in Chicago is Improvised Jane Austen. They regularly host prim performances full of love and longing. I do my best Mr. Darcy in this promotional video for one of their Halloween shows.
Pitchfork Music Festival Guide

Pitchfork Music Festival Guide

Pitchfork Music Festival Guide - What to wear, top picks for 2011 and the best moments from the last 5 years of the festival.

Praise for The Davenports

Athletes often say they don’t read the papers. They don’t listen to their critics. Not to make generalizations, but they’re probably lying. I read the papers. And while I don’t often have critics at my shows, when they show up I read their words. Lately, they’ve been particularly kind about The Davenports, an improvised soap...

I’m on the Poor Choices Podcast

I join Mark Colomb, Matt Owens and Dan Meisinger on the Poor Choices Podcast to discuss Chicago improv and tell bad jokes.
T Time: Nashville, Tennessee

T Time: Nashville, Tennessee

Few cities can match Nashville’s functional history. There are no ghost towns or ruins here: The places that made this city famous are all alive and kicking.

Now Playing: The Davenports

People love soap operas. Fact. Supporting evidence: Guiding Light was on the air from 1937-2009. One show. Seventy-two years. There are entire magazines devoted to these programs. A magazine about fictional TV shows. Think about it. Soap operas have their own award show. During senior year of high school when I had early dismissal I...
M. Stop: The Late 90s at iO Theater

M. Stop: The Late 90s at iO Theater

LA has the fame and New York has the names, but Chicago is the heart of American comedy. In terms of content, creation and community, no city can measure up to Chicago’s broad shoulders. As a minor but regular performer here I’m biased, but I’m not the only one who feels this way (See Fey,...
Guest Blog on Total Attorneys

Guest Blog on Total Attorneys

My guest post for the Total Attorneys blog went live today. It’s my first try at distilling my professional wisdom (assuming I have any) into a usable format (assuming it makes sense). It’s worth a link here because some of my inspiration for this site, and discoveries made during its creation, form the thesis behind...

Snow Day Project: Lego Batman Blizzard Comic

The snow isn’t going anywhere (in fact, it’s snowing again right now), so I’ve had lots of free time around the house lately. Here’s a little comic I put together using some Legos and the many snow drifts outside my doors. If you like, I may add a few more panels later this week.