I’m a writer and producer from New Jersey (and I also set up this whole site myself). Growing up in a small town, I watched a lot of old sitcom reruns, The Late Show with David Letterman, and listened to the radio. Getting older, I discovered Saturday Night Live and punk rock, and eventually went to college to study communications (and more importantly, host my own radio show).
My accomplishments in school included going on to manage the campus radio station (still one of the coolest jobs I’ve ever had), leading a class project where I wrote a commercial with the slogan “It’s the Bruce Willis of juice,” and an internship that led to meeting broadcasting icon Andy Rooney in a restroom. Upon graduation, I was determined to become a part of the music and comedy I’d been following from afar for so long.
After reaching out via letter (that’s right, letter), I was a long running contributor to Razorcake, notable as the only legitimate 501(c)(3) non-profit music magazine in America. During this time, I also wrote for a number of other fan-zines, and documented bands via a cheap DV camcorder, which I’m currently working to archive online. I also played in several bands in the New York City area (and one in Minneapolis) myself.
My musical experience eventually crossed over into the comedy, when I joined the house band of a monthly variety show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. This led me to learning about the burgeoning New York storytelling community, thinking to myself, “I have tons of weird stories!” and performed on shows such as Nights of Our Lives. I even had an essay included in “Tour Sucks,” an anthology of travel writing about life as touring musicians, published by Plan-It-X Records. Currently, I’m in the process of digitizing my archives of recorded live music, and looking for new projects overall.