On December 23, 2019 I was diagnosed with cancer, with a biopsy later revealing I had B cell follicular non-Hodgkins lymphoma. I went through chemotherapy from February to June this year, 2020, during the height of the pandemic. Towards the end of my treatment a pet scan revealed that my tumors had gone away, and thus I am in remission. This journey was captured through photos by photographer Howard Heyman. The photo above is of me driving off to my third chemo session. Since then I relapsed and will be going through further treatment throughout 2021.
"A Lifetime of Hallmark," the weekly podcast I do with Les Kurkendaal-Barrett and Jason Bowers recently surpassed 10,000 downloads and 100 episodes. And we're still going strong!
From June 25 - November 2020 (with a break in October) comedy sketches I created aired every Thursday night on FringeLiveStream on FacebookLive.
This past summer and fall 2020 I was interviewed on the podcasts "A Scotsman Talks to Kurt Fitzpatrick," "The Shelf Shedding Movie Show!"(discussing films by Al Pacino and Paul Newman, and Steve McQueen) and the Cancer Care podcast, Cancer Out Loud, in S2 episode 3, "Seize the Day."
In 2021 I appeared on the podcast Rank N Review where I discussed crazy 80's movies, like "Critters 2: The Main Course." I will make my fourth appearance on "The Shelf Shedding Movie Show!" soon, discussing directorial film debuts like Wes Anderson's "Bottle Rocket."
Virtual performances of my revamped solo show "Hooray for Speech Therapy 2021" for the Rogue Festival have been cancelled. But please check out other talented performers at Rogue, like Les Kurkendaal-Barrett, Martin Dockery, and Brian Feldman.