Optimum Cable Commercial: “Midwuls!”

Here’s the footage from my latest commercial. In this one I play Tor the Tyrant. “Midwuls!”

Also, if you’d like to watch all my footage on YouTube, I’ve created a new playlist where you can do just that.

You can view it all here.

Bearded Out : Two-Man Improv

Tim McGovern and I do a two-man improv show for some reason. It’s called BEARDED OUT! It’s really funny and you should come see it. But don’t like, drive cross country if you don’t live in LA, because that would be ludicrous. On the plus side, we’ll be booking some shows in NYC just after Christmas and New Years. What do you call it..? January. If you want us to play at your venue, just contact me (shorester [at] gmail [dot] com) and we’ll set it up. Here are our upcoming show dates:

OCT 15 2012 

Improv Prize Fight – Ruby Theater (The Complex: 6476 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA) – 7:00 PM

Please come support us at this show. It’s like a Battle of the Bands, so if we win, we move on to the next round.

OCT 27 2012

Bearding Venus – Neon Venus Art Theater (7023 Melrose Avenue  Los Angeles, CA 90038) – 11:00 PM

Bearded Out’s Monthly Show at Neon Venus. Two other teams perform. All sets last around 20 minutes. (60 min total, math whiz.)

Showpocalypse Sketches

For those of you who don’t know, I went to Northwestern University, aka Nerdwestern Sploogeatorium, home of the Whopper. This wonderful collegiate experience paved the way for a lifetime of unemployment and self-deprecating shame. But what I mostly remember is the laughter! Join me in enjoying these wonderful comedy sketches starring me, myself, and I (and some others, I suppose) from my alma matter. These sketches were written, directed, and produced by NU grads and put on stage earlier this May. The name of the show: SHOWPOCALYPSE.

Here’s the first sketch (and my favorite) Tycoon’s Club, in which I play Niederlander, a rich old jackass.

Next up we have me playing Tristam, a gruff but fervent fan of Oprah, on the day of Oprah’s final show. (P.S. Who is Oprah?)

Here’s me doing a little bit of unrequested improvised stand-up at the top of a sketch where I play the best man at a wedding about to be ruined.

And those are the best ones featuring me. There’s also another one where I make a cameo in drag. Try to find it!

Upcoming Show Dates

The world of comedy has been (mostly) kind to me, so the shows are piling up in the next few months! Here’s a full list of my upcoming shows!

Friday, 3/16 – 8:00 PM – Improv team Badge Patrol performs at the ioWest Loft (comps still available) otherwise $5.

Saturday, 3/17 – 11:00 PM – Special St. Patrick’s Day improv show at Neon Venus (7023 Melrose Avenue  Los Angeles, CA 90038)

Sunday, 3/18 – 10:30 PM – Matt Shore @ Death of the Weekend Stand-Up Comedy Show

Friday, 4/6 – 10:30 PM – Badge Patrol hosts a night of improv at Theater Asylum with 3 Special Guests! (Buy Tickets)

Tuesday, 4/10 – 10:30 PM – Badge Patrol @ ioWest DCT for One Hour Improv Festival with English Speaking Moose

More show dates will be posted as they become available. Check back!

Stand-Up at Caroline’s on Broadway in NYC: Jan 2010

Here’s a clip of some material I did at Caroline’s on Broadway in NYC earlier this year.  I got to open for SNL’s Darrell Hammond which was pretty awesome.  Caroline’s is my favorite stand-up venue that I’ve been to, so it was a real treat to perform my new stuff there as the final show on my month-long tour.  Check it out: