Patrick Hastie is a goddamn comedian.

Aug 25

I don’t know how I didn’t know about this sooner! 

Bob Hansen’s got a great documentary called “I Don’t Belong Here”. 

It’s Bob Hansen’s America folks, and we’re all lucky enough to live in it!

Aug 24

VICE Article from Aug 13th: “DUMPING A BUCKET OF ICE ON YOUR HEAD DOES NOT MAKE YOU A PHILANTHROPIST”http://www.vice.com/read/dumping-a-bucket-of-ice-on-your-head-does-not-make-you-a-philanthropist-813

VICE article from Aug 22nd: “THE WORST PART OF THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE IS THE PEOPLE CRITICIZING IT”http://www.vice.com/read/the-worst-part-of-the-ice-bucket-challenge-is-the-people-criticizing-it-822

Aug 20
Aug 16
Hey dudes! I’m on this cool show at the WORD Bookstore in Greenpoint tonight with a bunch of great comics! You should go!
From the facebook event page:

Comedy Night is back in August at the WORD bookstore. Because the G train is shut down through Greenpoint**, we are offering a special deal this month: admission is cut to $4 and you will still get two free beers (while supplies last). So get to the bookstore when doors open at 6:45 to enjoy the show.The lineup this month includes:Michael KarlikMarc Adam SmithSinead HennessyJohn BilanciniAndrew LeePatrick HastieCarolyn BusaHeadliner: Cory Jarvis**http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/G_GreenpointTubes_FixFortify.htm

Hey dudes! I’m on this cool show at the WORD Bookstore in Greenpoint tonight with a bunch of great comics! You should go!

From the facebook event page:

Comedy Night is back in August at the WORD bookstore. Because the G train is shut down through Greenpoint**, we are offering a special deal this month: admission is cut to $4 and you will still get two free beers (while supplies last). So get to the bookstore when doors open at 6:45 to enjoy the show.

The lineup this month includes:

Michael Karlik
Marc Adam Smith
Sinead Hennessy
John Bilancini
Andrew Lee
Patrick Hastie
Carolyn Busa
Headliner: Cory Jarvis

**http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/G_GreenpointTubes_FixFortify.htm

Aug 14
Alex Daye is moving to Minneapolis so he’s having one last “Seize The Daye Variety Show” at Two Moons tonight at 8pm. You should go!
From the Facebook Page:










Host: Alex Daye Co host: Cody WestphalJay Pokela Ackley, Sam Bourne, Maurice E. Licorish,Katie Skare, David Vaughn Straughn, Coree Spencer, Myles Hewette, Lawson Leong, Alex Fleming, Ryan Crawford, Patrick Hastie, John Bilancini and many more!!!!!!!!

Alex Daye is moving to Minneapolis so he’s having one last “Seize The Daye Variety Show” at Two Moons tonight at 8pm. You should go!

From the Facebook Page:

Aug 14
My friends are putting on a bad ass comedy festival in Des Moines. You should go here and help them make it happen!
From the Indiegogo page:


Des Moines East Village, the city’s most progressive and culturally vibrant neighborhood, has become the cradle of Des Moines stand up comedy scene. The House of Bricks opened their venue to Underground Comedy in 2008. The Beechwood Lounge began what became the Bombshelter showcase in 2010 while an open mic appeared at what was the Underground and is now Up/Down. This year, we, the hosts of Des Moines area independent stand up showcases (Dan Umthun, Toll McGrane, Alex Carter, Ryan Solomon, Marc VonAhnen) are organizing a celebration of the craft. Locally produced, funded by grassroots efforts and area business, boasting talent from our city as well as friends of the scene and alumni of our scene, this years festival will be another step toward bigger and better things for next year in the growing comedy scene in Iowa.
We’re bringing friends too! Comics from LA, Denver, New York, Chicago, Wisconsin, Nebraska will join us for a two night festival this year, and we’ll hope to see many return in a larger effort next year.
Oct 10 and 11, we’re presenting shows at the venues that have supported us and helped us grow, featuring the people that have made us what we are, that make our future, and inspired us to be funny at all.


What We Need & What You 
Although much of this festival will be funded by passion, blood, sweat, tears and our own pockets, we need your help. 
Even small contributions help us pay for posters, ad space, web hosting, lodging, food, merchandise and the cost of talent.  These funds will help us get the word out, and help us with the effort for what we have planned in 2015. Over the last year, some of us have put almost $1000 of their own money into bringing  top shelf regional and national comics to our city. If just 100 of our friends provided just $10 to our cause, we’d be able to cover a massive chunk of the talent we’re bringing this year.In exchange for support you’ll get the opportunity to get sweet merch, friendly thanks, and entry to our shows, and low cost advertising that will reach beyond the stage, but on the streets, and in social media in almost every photo taken at our event!


Other Ways You Can Help
If you can’t help, we understand. Not everyone is in a financial position to spare hard earned money, and while we hope you’ll still consider a meager investment in the city’s comedy future, please help by spreading the word, or just attending the shows we put on this weekend, or at any time at any of our host venues, or at fine locations like the Last Laugh Comedy Theater.

My friends are putting on a bad ass comedy festival in Des Moines. You should go here and help them make it happen!

From the Indiegogo page:

Des Moines East Village, the city’s most progressive and culturally vibrant neighborhood, has become the cradle of Des Moines stand up comedy scene. The House of Bricks opened their venue to Underground Comedy in 2008. The Beechwood Lounge began what became the Bombshelter showcase in 2010 while an open mic appeared at what was the Underground and is now Up/Down. This year, we, the hosts of Des Moines area independent stand up showcases (Dan Umthun, Toll McGrane, Alex Carter, Ryan Solomon, Marc VonAhnen) are organizing a celebration of the craft. Locally produced, funded by grassroots efforts and area business, boasting talent from our city as well as friends of the scene and alumni of our scene, this years festival will be another step toward bigger and better things for next year in the growing comedy scene in Iowa.

We’re bringing friends too! Comics from LA, Denver, New York, Chicago, Wisconsin, Nebraska will join us for a two night festival this year, and we’ll hope to see many return in a larger effort next year.

Oct 10 and 11, we’re presenting shows at the venues that have supported us and helped us grow, featuring the people that have made us what we are, that make our future, and inspired us to be funny at all.

What We Need & What You 

Although much of this festival will be funded by passion, blood, sweat, tears and our own pockets, we need your help. 
Even small contributions help us pay for posters, ad space, web hosting, lodging, food, merchandise and the cost of talent.  These funds will help us get the word out, and help us with the effort for what we have planned in 2015. 

Over the last year, some of us have put almost $1000 of their own money into bringing  top shelf regional and national comics to our city. If just 100 of our friends provided just $10 to our cause, we’d be able to cover a massive chunk of the talent we’re bringing this year.

In exchange for support you’ll get the opportunity to get sweet merch, friendly thanks, and entry to our shows, and low cost advertising that will reach beyond the stage, but on the streets, and in social media in almost every photo taken at our event!

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can’t help, we understand. Not everyone is in a financial position to spare hard earned money, and while we hope you’ll still consider a meager investment in the city’s comedy future, please help by spreading the word, or just attending the shows we put on this weekend, or at any time at any of our host venues, or at fine locations like the Last Laugh Comedy Theater.
Aug 12

Happy Tuesday!

Aug 07
Holy Fuck! My friends are putting this festival in Des Moines and it is gonna be awesome! 
From the Website:

Des Moines East Village, the city’s most progressive and culturally vibrant neighborhood, has become the cradle of Des Moines stand up comedy scene. The House of Bricks opened their venue to Underground Comedy in 2008. The Beechwood Lounge began what became the Bombshelter showcase in 2010 while an open mic appeared at what was the Underground and is now Up/Down. This year, we, the hosts of Des Moines area independent stand up showcases (Dan Umthun, Toll McGrane, Alex Carter, Ryan Solomon, Marc VonAhnen) are organizing a celebration of the craft. Locally produced, funded by grassroots efforts and area business, boasting talent from our city as well as friends of the scene and alumni of our scene, this years festival will be another step toward bigger and better things for next year in the growing comedy scene in Iowa.
We’re bringing friends too! Comics from LA, Denver, New York, Chicago, Wisconsin, Nebraska will join us for a two night festival this year, and we’ll hope to see many return in a larger effort next year.

Oct 10 and 11, we’re presenting shows at the venues that have supported us and helped us grow, featuring the people that have made us what we are, that make our future, and inspired us to be funny at all.

Holy Fuck! My friends are putting this festival in Des Moines and it is gonna be awesome! 

From the Website:

Des Moines East Village, the city’s most progressive and culturally vibrant neighborhood, has become the cradle of Des Moines stand up comedy scene. The House of Bricks opened their venue to Underground Comedy in 2008. The Beechwood Lounge began what became the Bombshelter showcase in 2010 while an open mic appeared at what was the Underground and is now Up/Down. This year, we, the hosts of Des Moines area independent stand up showcases (Dan Umthun, Toll McGrane, Alex Carter, Ryan Solomon, Marc VonAhnen) are organizing a celebration of the craft. Locally produced, funded by grassroots efforts and area business, boasting talent from our city as well as friends of the scene and alumni of our scene, this years festival will be another step toward bigger and better things for next year in the growing comedy scene in Iowa.

We’re bringing friends too! Comics from LA, Denver, New York, Chicago, Wisconsin, Nebraska will join us for a two night festival this year, and we’ll hope to see many return in a larger effort next year.

Oct 10 and 11, we’re presenting shows at the venues that have supported us and helped us grow, featuring the people that have made us what we are, that make our future, and inspired us to be funny at all.

Aug 07
I am Groot.

I am Groot.

Aug 05

A Complete List of My Favorite Comic Book Movies

53. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
52. Ghost Rider
51. Batman & Robin
50. Superman 4: The Quest for Peace
49. Thor: The Dark World
48. Superman 3
47. Elektra
46. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
45. The Amazing Spider-Man
44. Judge Dredd
43. Superman 2
42. Superman Returns
41. Spider-Man 3
40. Green Lantern
39. Thor
38. Spider-Man 2
37. The Dark Knight Rises
36. Jonah Hex
35. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
34. Daredevil
33. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
32. Hulk
31. X-Men: The Last Stand
30. Batman Forever
29. Watchmen
28. Spider-Man
27. Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
26. The Wolverine
25. Batman Returns
24. Captain America: The First Avenger
23. Man of Steel
22. Superman
21. Green Hornet
20. Hellboy
19. Fantastic Four
18. The Punisher
17. The Dark Knight Rises
16. Dredd
15. Iron Man 2
14. Batman
13. Punisher: War Zone
12. X-Men: Days of Futures Past
11. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
10. X2: X-Men United
9. Iron Man
8. The Incredible Hulk
7. The Avengers
6. Batman Begins
5. X-Men: First Class
4. X-Men
3. Iron Man 3
2. The Dark Knight
1. Guardians of the Galaxy