I used to make my living managing at a pizza joint. I recently graduated from SUNY Purchase, as a theater major. I'm back pizza castle, and had to take a demotion to do so. Meaning, I'm not the manager anymore. I'm so bitter about it. (Not really.)
I train MMA, because it's always nice to have somewhere to go when you feel like punching a few dudes.
I really like films and writing. I also really like comedy. Stand-up, improv, podcasts, all kinds. I do lots of videos and sketches and things with my friends. I did a sketch show on public access for a while. I'm hoping to make movies for a living someday. What I mostly do, though, is write. Plays, screenplays, and TV shows mainly.
I like to think I'm funny. I'm definitely mild-mannered. I don't really raise my voice at people. I actually don't really fight with people in general. I think that's a good thing. Sometimes I like to go off the grid for a bit and be on my own, kind of like recharging. I'm most definitely an introvert.
Music: Punk, hardcore, indie; think Black Flag, Modest Mouse, Converge, The Beach Boys, The Smiths, Quicksand, Bright Eyes, Iron Age, Electric Youth, 108, David Bowie, Cold Cave, RATM, The Beach Boys, Refused, Queens Of The Stone Age, Desaparecidos, Kavinsky The Suicide File, Iggy Pop, College, At The Drive-In, Glassjaw, Morrissey, Wavves, Cave In, Cursive, Brand New, Puerto Rico Flowers, etc. I also have a huge soft spot for 80s synth pop. And modern synth pop. Anything synth, really. Also that Frank Ocean record is pretty fucking good. Oh, and Yeezus. Yeah, I like Yeezus, whatever.
Movies: As far as directors go, I really like Harmony Korine, Gus Van Sant, Christopher Nolan, Stanley Kubrick, Larry Clark, Quentin Tarantino, Soderbergh, Von Trier, Haneke, Paul Thomas Anderson, etc. Films like Boogie Nights, Kids, The Rules Of Attraction, Gummo, There Will Be Blood, Pulp Fiction, Blue Valentine, Drive, Dogtooth, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, The Prestige, My Own Private Idaho, Magnolia, Blue Valentine, A Clockwork Orange, Another Day In Paradise, Afterschool, etc. Officially gay for Gosling.
TV: I love TV. I watch way too much of it. Some of my favorites are Game Of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Skins, The Office, The Good Wife, Parks and Recreation, Community, Mad Men, It's Always Sunny, Portlandia, Homeland, Arrested Development, The Walking Dead, The Wire, The Shield, Girls, Community, Damages, Party Down, The OC, Louie, etc. Way too many to list. I once wrote down every TV show I had watched every episode of and it was embarrassingly long. Like, so long that I almost capitalized the word "embarrassingly".
Comedy: I am pretty much the definition of a comedy nerd. I really like Louis CK, Marc Maron, Pete Holmes, David Cross, Zach Galifianakis, etc. I also love listening to comedy podcasts in my car, and watching sketch comedy like SNL, The State, Mr. Show, and the Upright Citizens Brigade.
Food: I'm a vegetarian. I would be a vegan if I didn't love milk and cheese so much. I don't mind if you eat meat, as long as you're open to going to Mamoun's with me. I actually, oddly, really respect meat eaters who are able to just say, "Yeah, eating meat is kinda weird when you think about it but I don't care."