I also enjoy goofing around because life is a hoot, ya know?
In the interest of making the dumbest thing of all time, my friends and I are creating that thing.
It's a heavily scripted, wildly sound designed sketch comedy podcast called Intercontinental Radio 1 (ICR for short). It's very dystopic and dark but what isn't ammiright? We're releasing 10 episodes all at once sometime in the summer of 2018 but in the meantime this is a trailer we cut for it.
One time I was venting to a coworker and she was like "you should write a thing about this". So I wrote the thing and FastCompany pumped it full of jargon but the initial joke remained intact so I'll take it as a W.
I love content.
Sometimes, robots promote products. One of those times, I got to use a beta developer portal to actually test and tweak Alexa's delivery and timing on jokes. It was fun.
One of the most mystifying things about Trump has always been the fact that the stuff he says is...terrible! And people like a lot of it! Somehow!
During the election, partner Jose Luis Martinez coped by making a website where people could get real, genuine T-Shirts that feature quotes from the bigot himself. Because, well, what else is there to say?
I also wrote some jokes for it.
After we sold a few T-Shirts, Donald (thankfully) lost the 2016 election and nobody ever talked about him again. Anyway here's one of the writeups:
ok so one morning I decided to tweet Tide because why are we here on this earth it's Tuesday okay let's do it
made up wife? check. genuine sense of outrage? boom. i love brands.
BUT THEN @TIDE STRIKES BACK
okay so then shit got real, especially in the sense that I did some research and Grumpy Community Manager @Tide was right–it turns out that Bounce™ is technically Proctor and Gamble's drier sheet brand, so I BROUGHT THE FIGHT TO THEIR HEAVILY BRANDED DOORSTEP
So then I bought some drier sheets and now I smell so fresh my imaginary ex-wife can't believe she ever walked out on me. Twitter rules.
Agency holiday videos tend to, um, kind of suck.
THANKFULLY Arnold Worldwide has the best Santa-in-residence any advertising place could ask for: holly, jolly, ECD-y Wade Devers. With a simple premise (kids don't care about the stuff our clients sell) and our willingness to shamelessly exploit our coworkers' offspring, Wade and I had a lot of fun making this dumb holiday video that actually doesn't, um, suck. In my opinion.
So one time Lance Jensen (great guy, sharp dresser etc etc) and the gang over at Hill Holliday (tall building, also sharply dressed) wanted to make a video for portfolio night. It was about some overly precocious hipster being a total dick, and for some reason they thought of me.
After several months of trying to get into character, we made this thing, which was pretty fun.
also this is the article http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-boston-snowed-under-20150216-story.html
I used to play in The Boston Comedy Softball League, which is exactly what it sounds like: a bunch of loud mouthed, overly competitive, totally out of shape lunatics taking a thing way too seriously. It's great.
Anyway, in 2013 I played for a comedy club called Mottley’s that doesn’t exist anymore. During the championship game, a small crowd of children from Qatar wandered onto the field. After guiding them off the field, I organized them into an unofficial cheering section for our team which (I think) gave us the edge to win the whole shebang. It's probably/literally the greatest thing I've ever done.
This is a picture of us after the game.
My buddy and fellow comic/terrible human being Adam Langlois likes to say weird things to strangers on Tinder and started posting those interactions to a website he made called www.helloletsdate.com. It's very funny and you should probably check it out.
As well as being featured on a few guest posts, I wrote the tagline (“One man’s quest for love online”) and created the logo (that’s my terrible, terrible, handwriting above).