Here are some not-comedy things I've done/do:
- Author: Co-author of REWORK (NY Times bestseller that's sorta a Zen self-help business book with lots of drawings), Getting Real, and Defensive Design for the Web. Basically, I worked with smart people and translated their ideas so that dumb people could understand them. Now I frequently write essays at Medium (see below).
- Music: Singer/songwriter/guitarist in Plastics Hi-Fi, Ruby Lament, and solo. I fronted a rock band in Chicago and then put out solo stuff and then got tired of lugging gear around.
- Technology: Formerly employee #1 at 37signals (now Basecamp). I was designer-turned-media-guy for 10+ years there. Now I only care about apps if they leave me alone.
- Photography: Travel shots and portraits at Flickr. And I live in Brooklyn, so I take photos of expensive coffee and sunsets and shit like that on Instagram.
Some essays I've written:
What I’ve Learned From 10 Years of Doing Standup Comedy
Jokes, Jews, jealousy, and the journey of being a comedian in New York City
The Things That Matter When You Die
Watching my father pass away taught me a lot about how to live
The Story of Ziva
My mom lived a life that I only found out about later
Welcome to the Jungle
My first journey on Ayahuasca/meeting the Dirt Mother Goddess
Do you want to see my Grandma’s lingerie?
How a blanket changed the way I view my grandmother
Ten Lessons from Standup Comedy That Will Make You a Better Speaker
How thinking like a comedian can help you win over a room
“Side Hustle” as a Sign of the Apocalypse
Uber and Seamless ads reveal how Silicon Valley is screwing us