The full 15-minute Geico documentary just went up in advance of the Super Bowl. The ads will air in the pregame coverage. Here’s mine:
I’m in this new ad campaign for Geico, running up to the Super Bowl. I guess I’m now part of the extended Geicoverse!
I’m doing the Calgary Fringe Theatre Festival as a digital performer, with my show about being laid off from a cell-phone ringtone company, Lord of the Files (short trailer above.) This is the first time Lord of the Files had been available online, so you haven’t seen it before, here’s your chance. It’ll be on-demand until August 14th. Tickets are available here.
Here’s an interview I did with the Fringe:
2021 CALGARY FRINGE SUMMER ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
TODAY’S FEATURE ARTIST: Lesley Tsina
WHAT DRIVES YOUR PASSION AS AN ARTIST? My brain is very full at any given moment. It’s crammed with trivia, obsessions, memories of terrible jobs, arguments I did not have or did not win. And in general, I’m too polite to say what I’m thinking a lot of the time. So basically, I do comedy and tell stories to keep my head from exploding.
BIGGEST INFLUENCER(S): Josh Kornbluth, Lauren Weedman and Brian Finkelstein. All great solo performers in different ways. Also, Claudia Shear for writing “Blown Sideways Through Life,” which is just the best solo show title.
SHARE ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF WE DON’T KNOW (AND WOULD SURPRISE US TO HEAR): I am the author of a fake oral history of Windows 95 titled “Restart Me Up: The Unauthorized, Un-Accurate Oral History of Windows 95.” I watched the Matthew Perry and Jennifer Aniston 30-minute infomercial for Windows 95 all the way through, twice, in order to write it. If you have not heard of that, you are…fortunate? Anyway, it’s frighteningly well-researched for a funny book and also quite short, so you should read it.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE BREAKFAST ROUTINE? I feed the cats first (always) and then make instant coffee and toast with some combination of butter/jam/peanut butter/almond butter/honey/mascarpone on it. I eat breakfast in the living room in front of my laptop and get meowed at until I let the cat smell the toast and lick butter off my fingers. Once the cat gets his butter snack, the day can begin.
I did the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival last week and got into the finals of their Monologue Slam. Here’s my monologue – which I originally wrote as part of a sketch show set at a funeral. And yes, I did build that coffin. Ah, the magic of contact paper.
“Hero High,” the “Legend of Zelda” parody webseries is now on YouTube. I voiced Imelda/Impa, Zelda’s very intense mom. There’s also lots of art from the series posted by @artistgamergal1 Anyhow, if you’re a Zelda fan, check it out!
Hey! I had two new ThunderCats Roar episodes air this week, “Mandora’s Law” and “Berb-cules.” One features my first-ever song in an episode and the other has a full-on giant robot fight!
My next episode, “Mini Mongor” airs Nov 12th at 8am on Cartoon Network and is available here and on various other streaming platforms the next day. Check it out!
Laws! Laws! Laws! Laws! Laws! Laws! Laws! Wow!
Alex Staggs and Jared Nigro wrote this hilarious series, which we shot in the before-times. In this episode, Murse’s sister is a Karen and I bleed a lot. With Tessa Goss.
Weird, I don’t remember him being on set…
They showed this right before the Super Bowl and the original spot right after the game. Woohoo!
Did I mention that the camel’s head whacked into me during a take and I got a cheekful of camel drool? It was gross, but worth it.
It’s baaaaaack! Hump Day’s airing again as part of a Best of Geico campaign.
If you reaaally want a blast from the past, I should also mention that the dubstep and twerk remixes are still up.
I love the internet.
I’m playing Impa in this Legends of Zelda parody webseries coming out on Valentine’s Day, 2019. More info to follow but for now, check out this article.