I’m on the great Dan Friesen’s podcast, Friesen Point, and we do something very special. Instead of just having a great and funny interview, we have a great and funny interview while They Might Be Giants’ Apollo 18 plays in the background.
It’s pretty weird and I nerd out about TMBG a lot.
Hey trash humans! Chicago’s best storytelling show/party is going to be visiting Milwaukee for the first time this weekend on May 29th. If you’re in the area, make sure you come see us bring up some of MKE’s best comics to tell horrific tales of personal shame. Also, it’ll feature local favorite Dave Losso, who is GUEST HOSTING the show the following night.
Oh yeah, there’s another WSLY on the 30th. Back in Chicago at Brainstorm Comics (the normal location of Yeah Buddy Awesome Time comedy show) at 8:30. Both of these shows are totally free and totally BYOB and going to two We Still Like You’s in two nights will probably ruin your life and you should do it.
I recently wrote this article for The Whiskey Journal, and I hope you’ll give it a read!
Newly Discovered Rough Drafts Of Hemingway’s Famous Six-Word Story
The wedding of my best friend and Social Dynamite-partner, Scott Kirchner (Maximum, iO Chicago), is bringing me back to my home town. I’ll be doing at least three shows while in town, and none of them are standup! Instead I’ll be doing We Still Like You (April 30, 9pm), returning to my literary improv team Use Your Words (May 1, 8pm), joining a cluster of random Chicago improvisers (May 1, 8:45 pm), and doing some variety stuff at Brice Johnson’s Cubix Rube show (May 1, 10pm).
Most of these shows will be free, if not all of them, so please come out and join us!
If you live outside of Chicago, or have ever missed a show, or would just like to relive some of the shameful stories we’ve brought to you in the past, then you can now download and subscribe to the WE STILL LIKE YOU PODCAST! The podcast is for free (of course) in the iTunes store. It features select stories from our past shows, all tied together by a common theme.
The show is hosted by Tyler Snodgrass, Dan Sheehan, J. Michael Osbourne, and Danii Gallegos. The Podcast is produced by Jesse Betend. Give it a listen here!
Chicago comedian and writer Andy Boyle produces a fascinating podcast about how people make/have made their living. It’s all about jobs and careers and is called The Working It Podcast. He was nice enough to have me on to discuss my life as a Missourian, my [short-lived] career as a teacher, and my other random jobs I’ve had. It was a really fun chat and Andy does a great job, so I hope you’ll give my episode a listen, and also check out the whole catalog online!
Hey pals! I’m thrilled to announce some new shows, which you can find just to your right on the sidebar of this very page! This includes We Still Like You’s inclusion in the Green Gravel Comedy Festival! I’m very proud to take our shame-filled, booze-fueled storytelling show to Iowa City on Saturday February 28th at 6pm. This show will feature comedians and storytellers John Eide, Omar Shaukat, Geoff Asmus, Kristy Hartsgrove Mooers, and headliner Dan Friesen. Click this link for more info or to buy tickets!
Throughout my short career I’ve been lucky enough to work with and meet some great comics who are also incredibly creative writers and producers. This certainly isn’t a complete list by any means, but I’d like to throw some love to some of the projects of my very talented friends.
I’m gonna arrogantly start with my own show, We Still Like You. We have a NEW WEBSITE! The webpage was designed by comedian and artist Meredith Kachel (Hoo HA Comedy), and the logos were designed by comedian and artist Rudy Shultz (Fancy Beer Comedy Hour). We Still Like You is also celebrating its Year Anniversary in February and we have a poster I’m super proud to present, drawn by our producer and live artist, J. Michael Osbourne (Two Hour Comedy Hour). The poster features portraits of a great deal of the people who have told stories for us over the past year.
Art by Rudy Schutlz
On Friday night…or, rather, Saturday morning, my leg was broken in a bicycle accident. I won’t go too into detail, but I will say that I’m lucky I only got as damaged as I did, and I’m keeping in high spirits. At first I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to attend my shows in the upcoming weeks, but I think I’ll still be able to hobble around. So come watch me hobble to stage, lean against a stool to tell jokes, and then hobble away this week! Here is where you can find me!
Breakfast For Dinner at The Hideout in Chicago!
The Attic at Chief O’ Neill’s in Chicago!