from the desk of “fun new friends…”: critical role

(public post)

hallo loves

thank you, firstly, for al of your beautiful comments and stories in the virtual signing lines from this past weekend in st. louis/kansas city/denver – much of it brought me to tears. i love you all so much and appreciate so deeply how willing you are to share your stories back to me.

i’ve got three days off til the next show-bender in the pacific northwest, where i flew yesterday.

so greetings…from an very fucking well-earned off day in seattle … where i popped up on stage secretly with jason webley last night at a little bar called the hotel albatross in ballard.


we played a few old songs that we rehearsed very badly in this parking lot behind the venue.


…and got to hang out with local legend baby gramps (another local busker), and my ol’ pal lady rizo….who is in town for her own run of shows.


rizo, me, jason, gramps


new fun friends dept:


occasionally, in this life, you meet a posse of fellow theater-nerd weirdos that feel like they’re long lost family. that’s how i felt when i met this group of fellow weirdos in LA a few weeks ago for a podcast recording (“between the sheets with brian foster, the one in the red on the far left,,,it’s not out yet).

they are a group of 9 called critical role; they started out as a gang of friends playing dungeons and dragons, then one day they decided to film it and throw it on youtube, and now they’ve stumbled into an empire of world-building celebrity – they just launched a kickstarter to animate their D&D story and it went gangbusters with all the related stress and mania and agony that comes with it.

i originally found out about these guys because matthew mercer (far right, dungeon master) said something said about me on twitter and that led to me and neil sending him and his then-fiancé now-wife marisha ray a nice wedding present. marisha is the gal on the left and she’s a soul-sister … she also spent time as a hustling strert-performing living statue like me – but in LA instead of in the stodgy environs of harvard square. she worked hollywood. someday i have to do a living-statues-horror-stories podcast interview with her.


they were all at denver pop culture con yesterday and the day before – literally walkable from my show at the paramount theatre…so i stopped by to say hi. i watched them race through a breathless pauseless photoshoot with a gazillion fans from their galaxy.

they were pure generosity and love and patience. being lifted up by their awesomeness and then heading to do my own five-hour marathon was better than a quadruple espresso. i hope they survive whatever is coming and if you see them out on the road, tell them amanda says hi. (if you’re into D&D you’ll like all of this. just do a google, they’re everywhere.)

love from my serious fucking day off

this is about the shape of it


signing off

vancouver on thursday, then back to seattle for the paramount, the. portland (both shows for portland sre now officially SOLD. OUT. whoooo). ill likely be giving away tickets to patrons only for the vancouver show. stay tuned

love the shit out of all of you




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tour dates:

Thu Jun 6 – Vancouver – Chan Centre

Fri Jun 7 – Seattle – Paramount Theater

Sat Jun 8 – Portland – Crystal Ballroom (SOLD OUT)

Sun Jun 9 – Portland – Crystal Ballroom (SOLD OUT)


Wed Sep 4 – Netherlands – Amsterdam – Meervaart

Fri Sep 6 – Germany – Berlin – Admiralspalast

Wed Sep 11 – Germany – Munich – Kongressaal

Fri Sep 13 – Germany – Offenbach – Capitol

Sat Sep 14 – Austria – Vienna – Konzerthaus

Sun Sep 15 – Austria – Graz – Stefaniensaal

Wed Sep 18 – Germany – Stuttgart – Theaterhaus

Thu Sep 19 – Germany – Essen – Colosseum

Fri Sep 20 – Belgium – Antwerp – De Roma

Tue Sep 24 – Germany – Hamburg – Laeiszhalle

We Sep 25 – Germany – Leipzig – Haus Auensee

Thu Sep 26 – Czech Republic – Prague – Hybernia

Fri Sep 27 – Luxembourg  – Luxembourg – Conservatoire

Sat Sep 28 – France – Paris – Bataclan

Fri Oct 11 – Denmark – Copenhagen – Bremen Teater

Sat Oct 12 – Sweden – Stockholm – Södra Teatern (SOLD OUT)

Wed Oct 16 – UK – Bexhill – De La Warr Pavilion

Sat Oct 19 – UK – Cardiff – St David’s Hall

Sun Oct 20 – UK – Cambridge – Corn Exchange

Wed Oct 23 – Ireland – Cork – Opera House

Thu Oct 24 – Ireland – Dublin – National Concert Hall

Sat Oct 26 – Ireland – Belfast – Ulster Hall

Sun Oct 27 – Ireland – Limerick – Univeristy Hall

Frin Nov 1 – UK – Dunfermline – Carnegie Hall

Sat Nov 2 – UK – Glasgow – City Halls

Sun Nov 3 – UK – Manchester – Albert Hall

Mon Nov 4 – UK – York – Opera House

Thu Nov 7 – UK – Newcastle – Tyne Theatre

Sun Nov 24 – Portugal – Braga – Theatro Circo

Thu Dec 5 – UK – London – Union Chapel (NEARLY SOLD OUT)

Fri Dec 6 – UK – London – Union Chapel (SOLD Out)

Fri Dec 13th – UK – London Union Chapel (JUST ADDED)



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