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My self-summary
Stand up comic, lead singer of a rock band, long haired lefty originally from Lancaster County PA. The overly intellectual guy at the hardware store paint desk who brings up philosophy and/or the nature of reality when people ask for color advise because you've got to find a way to entertain yourself when working retail.
What I’m doing with my life
I make noises into microphones, usually in bars. There's nothing like making a drunk laugh about existentialism at 12:30am. Or getting a crowd going with what I can only describe as a sing/talk/yell vocal style. Or maybe a talk/yell/sing. Or yell/sing/talk.

Also I help/pretend to help people design the inside of their homes in my day job because people trust you if you're wearing a vest with a company name on it. I'm actually good at my job but "I'm very competent" isn't much of a punchline.
I’m really good at
Helping people. I worked four years in a group home taking care of developmentally disabled people, was an RA in college, talked my first person out of suicide in 10th grade, stuff like that. The way I see it I have no right to get upset at the cruddy condition of the world if I don't try to rise above it.

I make people laugh a lot. And I'm a pretty solid storyteller as well.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have awesome long hair. I can do the shampoo commercial hair flip and everything.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read a lot so I'll just list a few favorite authors - Kurt Vonnegut, Neil Gaiman, Christopher Moore, Warren Ellis, David Mack, Henry Rollins, David Sedaris, Matt Fraction, Harvey Pekar and Voltaire to keep it at 10. If I had to pick a favorite book, absolutely had to go with just one, it'd be Catch 22. It's just an amazing satire.

Favorite TV shows include The Daily Show, Doctor Who, Buffy, Firefly, 30 Rock, Parks & Rec, The Twilight Zone, Sons of Anarchy, Community, Futurama, and Arrested Development.

Some of my favorite bands/musicians are Bruce Springsteen and E-Street Band, Bad Religion, The Clash, Rollins Band, Tom Waits, Billy Bragg, Jonathan Coulton, Weird Al, MC Lars, Spose, The Mountain Goats and Sleater-Kinney.

10 of my favorite films - Dr. Strangelove, Inherit the Wind, American Splendor, Monty Pyton's Life of Brian, The Marvel Cinematic Universe stuff, The Cooler, Wristcutters : A Love Story, Young Frankenstein, Lawrence of Arabia, The King of Comedy (which is NOT the Kings of Comedy, but an excellent Scorsese/ De Niro film)

Sports wise I'm a baseball fan, played when I was a kid and I just love the game. I grew up a Phillies fan but have become a Bucco backer over the years in Pittsburgh. When the two teams play I wear a hat for one team, a shirt for the other and cheer every play. I've also gotten much more into hockey, namely the Pens, since moving to Pittsburgh. I'm not the crazy sports type but despite being more of the geeky type I can do sports.

In terms of food/drink I love a good Chicken Parm, be it on a plate or sandwich form. The existence of the potato gives me some hope that there may be, in fact, some higher power that likes us. Whiskey and rum are my usual drinks of choice for alcohol when I drink.
The six things I could never do without
A stage/microphone...actually the mic just helps, I know how to project.




Does Existentialism count as a thing? I'm going to count it as two for now.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Big philosophical issues.
Possible stories to write.
Random geekery.
Ideas for stand up.
How complicated and unpredictable the machinery of life really is.
On a typical Friday night I am
Ideally performing somewhere. But I really enjoy a relaxing evening in with some good food, drink, friends and a movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm not really sure. Even the darkest aspects of my life have ended up on stage somehow. If you want to know something ask away.
You should message me if
-You appreciate creativity and comedy
-You're looking for someone to chat with about life, philosophy and just what it is we're all doing here
-You've Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb
-Also, in a non egotistical way, I do have the occasional moments of awesomeness. So I've got that going for me.