2012

Drew’s Best of 2012

2012 was a great year. Here are the Best of the Best moments for me. (See previous Best Ofs years.) Best Achievement – Focus on Humor That Works Full-time Based on my goals, I had a pretty productive year, completing 8 of the 10 things I set out to do. But the number one achievement [continue reading…]

Performances in Review 2012

For the second year in a row, one of my goals was to perform at least 100 times. Last year I hit 119 performances, this year I hit 133. Here are some stats regarding the performances: 41% of shows were shortform improv, 36% of shows were traditional longform improv, 18% were musical improv, and 5% [continue reading…]

Quality Day Review 2012

Note: I’ve shared some of these things with people before. Some people think it’s cool and give it [continue reading…]

My Best Tweets of 2012

It’s no secret that I love puns and wordplay. At this point, it’s almost exclusively what I tweet, with 2012 being no exception. Over the course of the year, I had 319 tweets. My favorites are shared here. “How good are you with PowerPoint?” “I Excel at it.” “Was that a Microsoft Office pun?” “Word.” [continue reading…]

50 Improv Tips from Billy Merritt’s Improv Party

Starting in 2002, Billy Merritt (of Ninja, Robot, Pirate fame) started writing what he called “Billy Merrit’s Improv Party.” It started as a story to share his thoughts on improv and turned into a full-blown thread of awesome improv tips. I definitely recommend reading the entire thing (though it is a bit lengthy at 50 posts). It was originally [continue reading…]

What I Learned from Being a Vegetarian for a Week

I made a bet back on New Year’s Day that the Bengals would beat the Ravens. They did not, and, as a result, I had to be a vegetarian for a week. The bet didn’t take effect immediately, so I had time to prepare. I picked last week as the time to do it, strategically [continue reading…]

NY Times on Comedy

A friend sent me two recent NY Times articles related to comedy and I thought both provided interesting [continue reading…]