If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around to take a selfie with it, does it really matter? In today’s society, the answer seems to be no. So I decided to take a selfie in each of the 50 states and compile them together in this video. If you want to […]

Why I don’t do so well in the bar scene.

best of 2016

The meme du jour of 2016 was how awful of a year it was for the world. Brexit happened, Trump was elected, and Carrie Fisher died. Of course, some people were in favor of those things (not the last one, who would want that?). At a macro level, 2016 was bad, particularly for climate change […]

best tweets 2016

After 156 tweets, 90,000 impressions, 441 likes, and 83 retweets, here are my top tweets of 2016: 1. Ghost Insecurities Ghost A: I’m really nervous, we’re going to get caught.Ghost B: Dude, just act super natural. — drewtarvin (@drewtarvin) September 22, 2016 2. Dessert Opinions I don't understand mint chocolate. I've never been eating a dessert and […]

nomad packing list

I recently wrapped up 18 months of being a nomad. During that time, I lived primarily out of two carry-on bags. Here’s what was in them. My fully packed Red Oxx Airboss ($275.00) bag weighed in at 22 pounds. It included the following (pictured in the featured image): Homage Zip Hoodie. One of the softest hoodies I’ve […]

stops on my nomadic journey

Today’s the day. After being a nomad for 550 days, I’m hanging up my traveling shoes and settling back in NYC (Brooklyn to be exact). From March 1, 2015 to September 1, 2016, I lived out of two bags, traveling the world for work, fun, and selfies. After 18 months, I decided to return to the […]

stops on my nomadic journey

Over the course of 18 months, I went to 142 cities in 50 states, 14 countries, and 3 continents. Here’s the master list of all the places I went. Bold = when the story takes place for that state with the (#) denoting the order. Italics = international countries that are outside the scope of […]

returning to nyc

On March 1, 2015, I left NYC to become a nomad. On September 1, 2016, I’ll be returning to NYC to stop being a nomad. Over these 18 months as a nomad, I’ve traveled to all 50 states, 14 countries, and 3 continents. And I’ve spent 114 nights in the city that never sleeps (often […]

performances by year running

My comedy career began on October 21, 2004, with a shortform improv comedy show in Smith Hall on The Ohio State University’s campus. On February 11, 2016,  11 years, 3 months, and 21 days later, I performed my 1,000th show as a stand-up comedian, improviser, storyteller, spoken word artist, and sketch performer. Because I’m an engineer, I […]