I'm pretty easy-going: in equal doses I prefer quiet contemplation
and noisy group settings. I love to make people laugh but am also
content to share the spotlight and listen. I prefer cheeseburgers
What I’m doing with my life
I've lived in Chicago for about two years now in Buena Park. I've been working for about a year and a half with a benefits company in the Loop and mostly enjoy what I do. If I'm not at home, I prefer one of the many comedy theaters to a bar: I prefer improv Olympic, Chemically Imbalanced Comedy, and The Playground, but they're almost all great.
Before I came here I did comedy in Buffalo and Toronto (with Second City). I'm starting to branch out into writing and acting.
I went to UB and earned a Bachelors Degree in English which, as was kindly pointed out to me by a friend, I already knew.
I’m really good at
Karaoke! I've discovered if you tell enough people you are a good singer they will believe you. Let's keep the lie alive!
Improv! I've taken a bunch of classes here and elsewhere, and done some shows. None right now though.
Video games! They were a big part of my childhood... and my teens... and my 20's. I host and produce a video game podcast.
Ice skating! Though Canadians have told me that I should just say "Skating".
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes, and that I appear younger than my years.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, Moneyball by Michael Lewis, and Catch 22 by Joesph Heller.
Movies - Children of Men, Swingers, Wall-E.
TV - Arrested Development, Community, Parks and Recreation.
Music - Barenaked Ladies, The Beatles, Queen
The six things I could never do without
the Internet, Dr. Pepper, singing in my car, quoting old Simpsons
episodes ad nauseam, hot showers, and non-English speakers covering
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to be a better improviser, both on stage and off. What it will
take to be successful in the entertainment industry. An exhaustive
analysis of why cake tastes terrible but cheesecake tastes
On a typical Friday night I am
Taking in a comedy show, or staying in to play a video game.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm afraid of tomato skin.
You should message me if
you are smart, like to laugh, and can tolerate my double hinged
thumbs. Or if you've ever wanted to order carry out from The Olive
Garden then eat it on the roof.