I Met Santa in Rural Tennessee

So I recently enjoyed a brief but packed weekend trip to eastern Tennessee. Had a lot of fun but some of the highlights included: 1.) Visiting my first ever drive-thru liquor store 2.) Taking 2nd place at the story slam of the National Storytelling Festival 3.) Seeing my new book “Questions For Terrible People” on the shelf at a Barnes & Noble in Johnson City 4.) And best of all: meeting the “Blue Ridge Santa” off duty after the show. I noticed a very Santa-looking gentleman in the crowd but did not assume he was actually in the game. Afterward he introduced himself and we had a great chat. I’ve talked live performer shop with comics, poets, actors, magicians, musicians, burlesque performers, storytellers, & strippers but NEVER have I had the chance to get insight into the professional Santa game. It’s real out there. Best part was when he gave me his card and said “now, that number on the back is *protected*. Please be careful. If any kids get a hold of it it’s all over.” The secret is safe with me dude. To my people in the southeast: if you need a Santa hit up www.BlueRidgeSanta.com Until next time Tennessee!


I mean, they’re cute and all, but…

So you say you love pandas? OK, but like how much? I recently sweat buckets & helped a chill crowd find an answer to that question during a launch show for my new humor book Questions for Terrible People which is currently available on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble locations nationally! Everybody has a line they won’t cross: this book will help you find yours.

So You’re Wondering About Tinder

I’m fairly certain that I jeopardized a few marriages by giving this demo of Tinder basics to an audience that had a few married couples who’d been together 25+ years. This is a brief excerpt from a 35 minute comedic PowerPoint presentation about Tinder using screen grabs from my own (mis)adventures with the app. It was a pretty diverse crowd age-wise with some couples who were *clearly* there on Tinder dates themselves and some couples there with their college-aged kids. They seemed intrigued.


Tennessee… It’s a Place I’ll Be…



Storytelling! It’s something I’ve been doing a whole lot more of the past few years. While I’ll always think of myself of a standup comic before all else it’s been really rewarding to work within a performance style that allows me to talk candidly about  things I’ve experienced without constantly working to generate laughter at every turn (though, if I’m being real, pretty much all of my stories have a comedic delivery).

Anyway, after lots of work with local organizations like MassMouth and the Boston chapter of The MOTH I’m finally hitting the road for storytelling. This October I’m heading down to Jonesborough, Tennessee for the National Storytelling Festival to take part in their Story Slam!

The festival runs Friday 10/7 – Sunday 10/9 and the slam is on Saturday the 8th. I’ll be competing with a tale on the theme of “Lost & Found” and I couldn’t be happier to be spending 3 days immersed in amazing narratives, likeminded creators, and a whole mess of Tennessee style pulled pork BBQ.

This Saturday! Let’s get weird.



So I’ve been given a full hour to talk to you fine people this Saturday night @ImprovBoston Nice. I’ll be doing some stand-up comedy & storytelling and in between I’m giving 3 mini presentations about 1.) My book “Questions For Terrible People” which officially drops that same day [available for order now] 2.) My adventures in Tinder, and 3.) 1972 motion picture classic Blacula! Maybe I’ll see you out there. #ImNotAfraidToDieAnymore


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