When in Rome

A hard drive crash left me heartbroken that I’d lost these shots. Fortunately I’d already uploaded them to Flikr as a backup and forgotten. Anyway, I usually have a billion words for the places I go, but this time I feel like the pictures speak for themselves. It was Rome at night, tiny villages, the hills of Tuscany, plus Michelangelo …

The Morning Sun

My nerd roots run deep. I was a video gaming, comic book reading, fantasy fan way before it was cool.  Sometimes those proclivities collide with my love affair with travel. Romania. Everything I know about the country, I know from Castlevania.  It was one of my favorite video games growing up. Simon Belmont and his whip walked through Wallachia, cracking …

Roll With It

I get asked all the time about my tours performing for the military. Since 2001, I have been collecting memories and scratching countries off my list, while getting to do something that I feel actually makes a difference. One of the biggest reasons I get offered so many of these is that I bring a crew of comedians who not …

Welcome to The Azores

I am exhausted. I’ve been up for just shy of forty hours.  I could have gone to bed anywhere in the last twelve of those hours, but I learned a long time ago that you never say no to an adventure. The Azores lie in the Atlantic Ocean, 900 miles away from the parental Portugal, and 2500 miles away from …

Ralphie May

You will hear a lot of Ralphie May stories in the next few days, I’m sure. Ralphie and I go back nearly twenty years. We shared the stage together a million times as I was coming up. He played the club I owned a million times too. When I shut it down and went out on the road, Ralphie was …

False Flag

“It’s a conspiracy! I wasn’t there when it happened and I haven’t been to the place since then, and I haven’t ever been there at all actually, but whatever. But I have read the reports other people posted on Facebook though, as well as this USA Today infographic, and in a logic-defying series of moments, I have escaped the limits …