Michigan City, IN One-Man Show

Fear The Accordion

The Nest - 803 Franklin St - FREE thanks to Michigan City Mainstreet Association
Sat 10/05/19 7:00 PM

Greetings, loyal citizens of Michigan City Sector! In these dark times when our underground complex is increasingly infiltrated by secret mutants from the deadly wasteland outside our armor-plated walls, no weapon is more fearsome than the accordion. And no one wields an accordion more fearsomely than Captain Ambivalent.

In his Computer-mandated effort to explain how we got to this point, he looks to film classics like Metropolis, Star Wars, and Robocop, 1980s fear culture, and a role playing game called “Paranoia,” and discovers he may have had a little hand in The Complex himself.

Report to your re-education pods for sidesplitting musical madness!

Michigan City, IN Open Mic Feature

Every Kind Of Talent Show

The Nest - 803 Franklin St - Pay What You Will
Sat 10/19/19 7:00 PM

YOU (yes, you) have talent worth sharing! You just need a fantastic variety show to share it in. It’s open mic meets vaudeville meets show and tell the THIRD SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH. We’re looking for solo or group musicians, magicians, dancers, filmmakers, actors, comedians, poets, storytellers, Ted-ish talkers, visual artists, crafters, animal trainers… We mean EVERY kind of talent! (Yes, being a good audience member counts as a talent.)


South Specific: Personal Storytelling On The South Side

Fri 11/22/19 8:00 PM Part of the lineup for this quarterly event hosted by David Boyle and Madeline O’Malley. Details soon.



Michigan City, IN Open Mic Feature

Every Kind Of Talent Show

The Nest - 803 Franklin St - Pay What You Will
Sat 09/21/19 7:00 PM

A dark and stormy night with an unfortunate last-minute cancellation and no-show, but it made us appreciate Joel Brussell, Melissa Dittmann, and Mike O all the more.

Elgin, IL Concert

Save The Orcs Benefit Concert

Elgin Fringe Festival – Blue Box Cafe - 176 E Chicago St. - FREE with Fringe Button (donations encouraged)
Fri 09/13/19 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Media Coverage
Thu 08/29/19 Elgin Courier-News “Elgin Fringe Festival is all about seeing, hearing something new”
Tue 09/03/19 Daily Herald “More than 100 performances set for ‘innovative, uncurated’ Elgin Fringe Festival”
Tue 09/03/19 Elgin Courier-News “Fringe Festival returns to Elgin this weekend with new venues and new events”

Celebrities have a strong irresponsibility to misinform the public about unimportant issues, and I take that irresponsibility quite unseriously! All donations will be gleefully embezzled by me. Help stop the ongoing orcish genocide!


Every Kind Of Talent Show

A truly epic evening with Janet Beutner, Jonathan Root, Merle and Suzanne Miller, Mitch Gregory, The Nest/Dancing Feet Yoga Rhythm Collective, Mike O, Joel Brussell, and Laura Scruggs! (Also Gollum, Sam, and Frodo.)

Indianapolis, IN Concert

Gen Con!

Gen Con - 100 South Capitol Avenue
Sat 08/03/19 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Roving halls
Sat 08/03/19 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM EXHIBIT HALL STAGE
Sat 08/03/19 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM CROSSROADS STAGE
Sat 08/03/19 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Roving halls
Sun 08/04/19 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Roving halls
Sun 08/04/19 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM EXHIBIT HALL STAGE
Sun 08/04/19 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Roving halls

Hey, if you’re a Con-goer who likes my sense of humor, check out the tournament by the National Society of Crazed Gamers aka

I played at their awards ceremony again.