In my 1,000th performance in my 50th state on my 32nd birthday, I shared the journey of what it was like to live as a nomad, why I did it, and what I learned from the experience. A big shout-out to Civil Beat in Honolulu for letting me tell this story and for putting on […]

butt sketch artist

Do you think you can be anything you want to be, as long as you set your mind to it? I didn’t used to think so. I mean, people are limited by education, environment, and circumstance. And then I saw something, or rather someone, who changed my mind. The Butt Sketch Artist I was sitting at the […]

best of 2015

I do a lot in a year. I eat a lot of food, drink a lot of milkshakes, and generally find enjoyable ways to spend my  525,600 minutes. Here are the best of those moments. (See previous bestofs here.) Best Achievement – Visiting 47 States OK, technically this achievement was not on the goals list at the […]

best tweets 2015

2015 was another down year for Twitter for me with only 114 tweets (compared to 123 last year and 323 the year before). Overall it led to 61,452 impressions, 135 retweets, and 221 likes (aka the new favorites). Here are my Top 20 Tweets of 2015: Efficiency should be a one syllable word. — drewtarvin […]

A talk I gave at the AIN Conference 2015 on how I use improv to converse with other humans.

A 5-minute set I did at The Stand in NYC.

must have travel apps

Traveling can be stressful. There’s planning to be done, pictures to be taken, social media to be shared, and relaxation to be had. Here’s a list of the apps I use to make that all easier: Travel Planning The most important travel app for me Google Maps, followed closely by the combo of Foursquare / Swarm […]

last day at p&g

3 years ago today I left my corporate job at Procter & Gamble to focus on Humor That Works full-time. In those 1,095 days, I’ve had some incredible adventures and met some amazing people. In honor of my anniversary, I thought I’d answer some of the most frequent questions I get about leaving the safety […]

walmart parking lot

11 May 2015. Somewhere outside of Portland, ME I awoke at 06:30 in the morning. It wasn’t the most restful sleep I’d ever had, but that’s somewhat expected when you are sleeping in a Walmart parking lot in a Ford Fiesta. I had done a standup show in Montpelier, VT the night before and had driven through state of New […]

brussels shopping center

25 April 2015. Brussels, Belgium I cringed slightly as I took the picture. Up until that point, it was the creepiest picture I had ever taken. Sadly, in less than an hour, it was going to become the second creepiest picture I had every taken. The picture was of Manneken Pis. I was in Brussels and my companion, […]