Hi, my name is Dan Bialek. I was #1 ranked standup comedian on Myspace.com (click here to view my profile) for three months until Myspace deleted me the day I published a comedy blog making fun of their two most famous comics for being shitty. Now I've told the entire standup comedy industry to go fuck its mother and I've embarked on my own one of a kind, independent national comedy tour.
Basically, I'm letting my fans pick which cities and local venues they want to see me perform in and then I'm driving my Honda Civic across the country to do just that.
Want more information or have somewhere you want me to perform? Email me the question or venue location, description and contact info here:
Who Is Dan Bialek?
I've been a standup comedian in Los Angeles for the past five years and have performed in and/or hosted over 1,500 shows in that time. I've written for the National Lampoon, ESPN and NBC. I just finished hosting two weekly web series for NBC's Dotcomedy.com. I also write and maintain a blog called Dan Bialek Loves Kittens.
A few months ago out of boredom I started making short video blogs in my computer room. People seemed to like the vlogs.
While pursuing a career as a comedian I have also held, quit and been fired from dozens of random low-paying and oftentimes soul-draining jobs. A few of them include: elementary summer school teacher, substitute high school teacher in South Central Los Angeles, reporter and city editor for a small weekly newspaper in Hermosa Beach, security guard at the Warner Brothers movie lot, stock room clerk at Abercrombie & Fitch (blaring techno music for $8 an hour), book store cashier, E3 trade show emcee and product demonstrator, focus group participant (I got kicked out for talking too much), limosuine driver (I got fired after the first night), doorman and cover booth cashier at the World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, plus many, many more.
Why Should I Care About His Crummy Tour?
Because I'm funny and I really care about my fans and standup comedy. I'm sick of sitting around with a million other so-called comedians and complaining about the lack of stage time and the bitter and vapid audiences here in Los Angeles. Instead I've decided to drive across America and meet and perform for people who actually want to see me do live standup comedy.
I'm putting this whole tour together all by myself. I built this website on my own with a bootlegged copy of Dreamweaver MX. I'm booking all of the venues on my own with no booking agent or manager to help me out. I'm driving to all of these venues myself in my dented, silver Honda Civic. I'll also be filming and editing all of the footage from the places I visit and putting it up here and on Myspace/YouTube for my fans to watch as the tour progresses.
I don't know of any other comedian (except maybe Doug Stanhope, who is so awesome I wouldn't even think of comparing myself to him in a million years) who is doing or has done something like this. I've decided to stop whining and to go out and do the kind of shows that I want to do for people who actually appreciate my sense of humor.
Hopefully you're one of these people and I'll be able to perform for you live sometime soon.
Dan is full of vim, vigor, vinegar, venom, viciousness, velocity, voracity, vengence, verisimilitude, and vulgarity and that's what makes him completely original and bordering on brilliant.
Fans In Over 35 States Are Set Up Shows For '08
As of this past weekend I have had fans from at least 35 states email me to tell me that they were setting up shows and venues for me to perform at in their hometowns and at their colleges during my tour in 2008.
If you'd like me to come do a show at your local pub, college or military base please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll do my best to oblige you.