At night I actively practice the comedic arts (I am a regular performer in the clubs, bars, and theaters around Philly), and I somehow managed to land a day job where they give me health and dental for making kids happy.
Beer, bacon, basketball, books, my bike, and I play the guitar.
"How the hell did you end up as a puppeteer?" Good question. Glad you asked. My job is a two-sided coin: one side is theater, the other is education.
On the theatrical side I am an owner of a comedic theater company. We have performed weekly improv shows in Old City for the past 10 years.
On the educational side, I used to be a teacher. Education is a passion of mine and now I can pursue it in a unique way.
Currently I'm rocking a beard. When I rock a beard, the beard is usually the first thing that people notice (hmm... "notice" isn't a strong enough term. "Gape at in wonder and awe" would be more accurate).
When I don't rock a beard, I think the first impression I usually give off (or hope I give off) is that I'm friendly and funny.
Movies: I can get into something ponderous and arty, or I can enjoy a sweet action flick. Top five would probably be: The Original Star Wars Trilogy (which only counts as one), Rushmore, City of God, Pulp Fiction, and Airplane.
Also in the top five (since I have more than five top five) The Princess Bride, Days of Heaven AND Badlands, the first two Godfathers (obviously), Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Blazing Saddles, The Big Lebowski, Raiders (duh), U.H.F. (THE most underrated film in human history), anything that the names Spielberg or Kubrick are associated with, I'll probably be happy with.
Shows: There are too many good shows on right now. I can't follow them all! I love Breaking Bad, the Walking Dead, and Arrested Development. I'm behind on Game of Thrones (so no spoilers). But either The Simpsons seasons 3-9 or the entirety of The Wire is probably my favorite TV of all time.
Music: If it's awesome, I like it. I can listen to pretty much anything.
Food: Yes, please.
Just kiddin'. I'm normal.
- you wanna make my day (dudes only occasionally get unsolicited messages sent to us, ladies, so it's nice when you see one in the old inbox. If I seem like a cool guy, drop me a line and I'll be all touched by the nice gesture and shit.)
- you are awestruck by any of the following: Led Zeppelin, Stanley Kubrick, the fact that we landed on the fucking moon, George Carlin, Ben Franklin, outdoor places with bigass bodies of water, early Weird Al Yankovic, animals doin' stuff, puns, or Dr. J