It’s important to dress for the occasion.
Speaking of seeing me live and in-person, if you’re in New York, I’ll be joining my friend and colleague John Hodgman for the first ever live Judge John Hodgman show. We’ll have some very cool special guests on tap, and I’ll be wearing a full bailiff uniform that I purchased from a company that sells clothes to real bailiffs. 100% Polyester. I’ll basically be dressed like Bull from Night Court.
Anyway, it’s October 22nd at the Greene Space. Tickets are on sale now.
See Jesse in San Francisco!
As many of you know, I’m not just a menswear blogger. I’m also a comedy podcaster. In fact, it’s the menswear blogging that’s my sideline.
This weekend in San Francisco, I’ll be bringing live versions of my shows Jordan, Jesse, Go! and International Waters to the San Francisco Comedy & Burrito Festival. I’m a native of San Francisco’s Mission District, where the shows will be going down, so I couldn’t be more excited to participate in the festival. Needless to say: I have strong opinions about burritos.
Friday night, it’ll be JJGo, a vulgar goof-offstravaganza. Special guests will be Scott Simpson and Merlin Mann of the smash podcast You Look Nice Today. (Fun fact: it was through Scott and Merlin that I met PTO co-creator Adam Lisagor.)
Saturday night, it’ll be International Waters. IW is a pop culture comedy quiz show that will once and for all settle the question: who’s better, Southern California or Northern California? As a resident of Los Angeles and native of San Francisco, I’ll be the neutral host. Repping NorCal will be James Reichmuth of Kasper Hauser and standup comic Natasha Muse. Repping SoCal will be Barbara Grey and Jordan Morris.
If you miss this, you will feel like a real so-and-so. That I promise you.
Tickets are only $7, but the venue’s small, so buy yours now.
Put This On outtakes, 2010.
Jesse from Put This On, Bill Charman and guest heading out to the Styleforum dinner at Credo
Once in a while, I bring something from my public radio show Bullseye over here. Sometimes it’s because it’s related to menswear. Sometimes it’s just because I really like it. This is the latter.
Tony Hale played Buster Bluth on Arrested Development (and will play him again, as Netflix has revived the show), and he’s brilliant on the wonderful new HBO show Veep. I talked to him about being the Vice President’s “Body Man,” about how his faith intersects with his career as an artist, and of course about Buster.
Make Your Thing in London
So, I do this talk sometimes called “Make Your Thing,” about the process of creating independent media in the internet world. I share what I think are the essential ingredients for success (specifically my 12-Point System for Absolutely Positively 1000% Guaranteed Success), along with examples of creators, like Felicia Day and Killer Mike, who use those strategies.
I’m bringing the talk to London on November 16th. Besides me, the show will also feature an introduction from my very funny pal Josie Long (pictured above). Afterwards, there will be carousing. Tickets are cheap and it’s a very small place, so if you want to come, buy a ticket now.