On Thursday, July 5th, I return to my ancestral homeland-by-marriage to play at the wonderful Theatre 99.
I’ll be performing my new hour of comedy, and hopefully, meeting some of “y’all” after the show. I mean, I intend to meet people. I hope they want to meet me. I might end up all alone. I guess that would be a pretty clear indication that the show didn’t go so well.
Or! Maybe the show will have gone so well that people won’t have thought that they could have handled meeting me afterwards! Like, they thought their eyes would be burned out of their skulls if they had allowed themselves to have looked directly at my brilliance. Let’s say that’s what will have happened.
A Pod F. Tompkast EXTRASODE! On May 11, I was lucky enough to be a guest on John Moe’s Wits, an excellent variety show broadcast live from The Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota. The musical guest was none other than my old friend Aimee Mann, and we got to play a ridiculous game together.
Thanks to John and the whole Wits team for letting us use this audio. Please do check out more Wits episodes here. You really should. They get amazing people to do this show and it’s absurd that I got to be on it at all.
Oh! And in other podcast news, my very own wife debuts her own today! It’s JANIE AND AARON DOES HOLLYWOOD. Janie and her best bro, writer Aaron Ginsburg, discuss life in this industry town of Los Angeles. They also discuss life in this world of ours in general. Download! Enjoy!
I’ll be performing at The 29th Street Ballroom on Sunday, May 27th. I will also be there on Saturday, May 26th, but that show is sold out.
Look, Austin, I want you to keep it weird. But there need to be some parameters. Going to a show on a Sunday night? Pretty weird! Waiting until the last minute to buy a ticket and not getting to go to the aforementioned Sunday night show, so instead eating glass? A little too weird.
“How to Sharpen Pencils” is very funny—it’s the work, let’s not forget, of the guy responsible for “Get Your War On”—but it’s no April Fools’ joke, and it’s no bathroom book. It’s a literary oddity that, even as it gleefully pursues the comic possibilities of its premise, subtly gestures towards its own secluded seriousness.” —Mark O’Connell”—
DO YOU REALLY THINK I AM THE ONLY IMPECCABLE ONLINE SOURCE TALKING ABOUT DAVID REES AND PENCIL SHARPENING?
Oh, sorry. I guess you never heard of THE NEW YORKER?