ld49510
32 Troy, MI
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My self-summary
An office drone that moonlights doing stand-up and writing comedy; hoping to become a comedy writer/stand up comedian who moonlights as an office drone.

I have a sarcastic sense of humor. But I turn that off when necessary.

Recently, I have helped write, produce, and direct three short films that were entered into the 48-hour Film Festival. Nothing special, but I'd argue more watchable than anything Adam Sandler put out recently...admittedly, a low bar. The 48 Hour Film Project described all three as "Meeting submittal requirements".

Also, have a major case of wanderlust as of late. It's been limited to mostly the U.S., and a lot of Canada, but ideally that'll be more expansive of a list before too long.
What I’m doing with my life
I currently work full-time in an office where I hone my writing and editing skills, although to be honest, really it's honed my discretionary Netflix viewing and Sudoku solutions skills.

I use Twitter as a test audience for my comedic material. Its easier and cheaper than going to the comedy clubs and hearing crickets.
I’m really good at
Being humorous. I can easily break the ice and make anyone feel more comfortable. But I hate it when someone demands I tell a joke.

Trivia. It's one of those things where you're happy you've won gift cards out of the deal, but then when you realize that you won it by sitting in a slightly darkened room and knowing that the fountain that they dance around in during the theme song to "Friends" is the same fountain that Charleton Heston falls into when he gets shot in "Last Man on Earth"...and it takes some of the bragging rights away from it.
The first things people usually notice about me
I can hold down a conversation like nobody's business.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Screenwriting for Fun and Profit, America: The Book, I Am America (and You Can Too!), David Sedaris, World War Z, Zombie Survival Guide, Zombie Spaceship Wasteland.

Movies: Early-era and more recent Woody Allen movies, Hitchcock films (Except for that weird biopic that starred Will Smith as Alfred Hitchcock), comedies mostly, Saw (before the series disappeared up its own ass, mythology-wise), a lot of indie films, Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride, and The Room, because its the total opposite of a perfect film, yet still amazing.

Music: kind of a tricky one. A lot of old stuff (Sam Cooke, The Beatles, some Motown, Otis Redding, Queen, early bluesy Rolling Stones, blues music in general, Billie Holliday) a few Top 40 songs at any given time, and a lot of indie bands (Detroit Cobras, Those Transatlantics, Bishop Allen, Heartless Bastards, Little Joy, etc) I'm all over the map. I listen to anything really but country music.

Shows: Adult Swim, Daily Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Real Time, Arrested Development, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Archer, Family Guy, The Simpsons, and Spaced and Friday Night Dinners (obscure-ish British sitcoms). I'm wholly aware that a majority of these are no longer on the air, but still. Classics are classics for a fairly good reason.
The six things I could never do without
Sarcasm/Sense of humor
iPod Touch
Quarters (Cause Royal Oak meter maids suck)
Dive bars (Gusoline, specifically)
Ability to write
People to hang out with
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Reworking the stand-up routine.

Current events and/or pop culture (Which are very entangled during this election cycle.
On a typical Friday night I am
After a good week? With friends. Bad week? Same, but a bar with stronger drinks.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The song "You're So Vain" was written...by me.

Was voted "Most" in high school, and was the highest ranking non-Canadian, caucasian male in the "Big Man on Campus" contest. Just six spots shy of winning.
You should message me if
You picked up on the high levels of sarcasm in this profile. Or if the whim strikes you, I'd guess.
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