It happened when I was in 8th grade with Adam Jameson and Zach Smith, two guys I rode the bus with in middle school, we’re all still friends. Actually, I remain very close with Zach… best friends? Maybe… maybe we’re even best friend. That guy Adam though, we’re just friends because we were friends and liking those memories of riding the bus and making fart sounds keeps us friends. Sure, he lent me a sound system for a hometown show that I put on at Willibrew a few years back but who knows what that guy is up to now. Maybe he hates cute cat videos and gives poison brownies to old people, he could be a total crotch rot of a guy, I have no way of knowing. So Zach (best friend), Adam (human question mark), and me (rockstar) filmed some video in which I had to sing the Linkin Park lyric “Everything you say to me!…” over and over again and they kept insisting I didn’t get it right. I had to try all kinds of voices and pitches and they finally let me in on the joke. It’s happened on a few different projects. This time it was with Josh Ryan shooting a video for The New Movement Theater. We both agreed to do many takes because it was such a quick line, leaving the camera rolling and trying different voices made sense for some reason. In the end he edited together a funny bonus video so it was way worth it. I kind of look forward to this happening again.
Zach Hanes has been hiding an internet gem known as The Book of Lyle. I’m a huge fan of this project, the first chapter is especially well written and the pace is spot on. Hanes does it all as animator, writer, and voice actor. Watch more videos by Tiny Eyes Productions and share The Book of Lyle with all the humans you know. I F-Damn love it.
I love being part of a comedy scene with something to offer. Some of the funniest dudes and gals get me involved in their high quality work and I’m pleased as peaches about it. I always say yes to working with Austin Texas based comedy troupe Spirit Desire. Small roles, large roles, dinner rolls… yes, I want in. My scene partner is Erik Horn of Arts+Labor , no one acts like unaffected business men better than we do. For more Spirit Desire check out their video home page. All of this made possible by The New Movement Theater.
Check out the brand new NOT NEWS section of the website for an up to date collection of all the fake news tweets from @TweetsByRG. Some of the juicier headlines are expanded upon for your pleasure (winking sound). Take a second to follow me on twitter while you’re at it (thumbs up sound).
I love seeing someone truly talented in a particular field branching out to satisfy other forms of creative expression. Justin Lamb can pen and perform a poem better than an average bear. Lamb is currently based out of New Orleans where he works on his craft daily. Check out this track that he and James Hamilton recently released. Let the bodies hit the floor reinvents Let the bodies hit the floor with soulful overtones. Click the picture of J Lamb and James Hamilton (Chilly Diamond) to stream the track or check out the music video. I’ve attached a two of my favorite Justin Lamb poems below. Connecticut features one of the best satirical comments regarding Connecticut “…all of our fortune cookies read: You’re Fucked” while Sweaty Teacher tackles issues on a glandular level. Lamb will release a spoken word CD in early 2012, check back for details. Follow Lamb on twitter: @Justinalamb
My 3 and 4 year old students had to dress up and the teachers decided to jump in on the fun. My costume was more like a character that I call Single Dad. I strapped a doll to myself and put on some thick glasses then went around saying, “Have you seen my child… will you be my wife… Carol is that you?”
Draw John Mayer please. I’m not doing this in a serious way or in a joking around sort of way. This is not ironic and this is not heart-felt. I simply want you to draw John Mayer, scan the drawing or take a picture of it, and email it to me. This is simple, just draw John Mayer playing the guitar, walking his girlfriend, eating a salad, whatever… label it (i.e. Elephant John Mayer, Baseball Player John Mayer) then email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
On November 5th I will be participating in Fun Fun Fun Fest as a member of The New Movement Theater and a first time Air sex competitor! One week later I get to travel to sleepy old New Orleans town for Hell Yes Fest where I’ll be hosting a character show on November 12th. Get tickets now for Fun Fun Fun Fest here and tickets for Hell Yes Fest here. You should really buy the full festival passes, the schedule is impressive for both festivals. If you don’t live in Austin or Nola then phone a friend that can make it. You will be closer friends for having done this because they’re going to have the time of their lives like that Green Day song only happier and funnier.
This video features one of the first characters I created. I’m posting the Mime Stuff video because I shot this while visiting my friend Justin in New Orleans almost two years ago. New Orleans hooked me right in, I can’t wait to visit again. If you like this video then check out parts two and three.
I made this little gem with the help of Alexandria Berry and Micheal Foulk. As always the Talent Loop is responsible for the shoot, the edit, all the important stuff I couldn’t do alone. The Summer and Jared characters will be getting a spin off show of their own, webisode one coming Fall 2011.
Perhaps the most important thing I did while visiting my old stomping grounds in CT was making a video with my little sister Holly. After seeing my kid sis every week or so for most of her childhood we’ve had to turn to infrequent cell phone calls and a visit home every six months. I can safely say she is a rad ass chic and has the makings to be wholly original yet approachable, clever, and smart in every sense of the word. Enjoy what we’ve made, I’m all the better for it.
Making this video was such a trip. As soon as I started getting serious about this I would stop myself and think, wait a second, you’re making something called Tampon Theater, don’t forget how ridiculous this is. It would be very difficult to get this video done without the help from my New Movement buddies Samantha Pitchel and Jonathan Hubbell. As always The Talent Loop took what seemed like a rinky dink idea and made it into the polished product I envisioned. I am so thankful to the people that help me achieve the silly little things that matter to me. It was such a mind sex to see Tampon Theater come to life.
I wrote some hacky art related jokes to open the Arts and Comedy showcase that Jonathan Hubbell put together a few months back. A handful of comics recently mentioned having enjoyed these so I figured it was worth a post.
Working with other comedians that I think are funny is the best. I’m starting to enjoy playing a part in someone besides myself being funny. There is such a big difference between someone that knows how to do it and someone that is learning. The bottom line is that I’m having fun. This is James Patrick Robinson, Milo Smith, Chris Trew, and Rob Gagnon in a fun loving summer time video. I love the song at the end.
I recently had the good fortune of working with the improv troupe Spirit Desire. Give ’em a click to see some of their videos. I had a cameo in the Spirit Desire video below, Worlds Most Dangerous Somersaults.