I’m not big enough to have a 3rd person biography. No brain-trust got together to write this. I’m speaking from the heart and honestly about my own craft. I study comedy like a scientist and perform it with an artist’s heart. Every joke that comes from my unusually dark mind stems from real experience and desolation. There was no “bursting onto the scene” or “taking the comedy world by storm” or even “fast-rising.” Anything that I have gotten through stand up comedy was through hard work and perseverance. My motto quickly became “Step over the bodies” and I started laughing when normal people would cry with my intentions of being the last man standing.
Tired of being the casual observer, one day in 2010 I stopped using my sense of humor as a masking device and defense mechanism; I took to the stage. I see everything. It’s a burden and a blessing. The things you don’t want me to see, I see. I am constantly questioning and my mind never stops moving. Getting stuck in my head is like being in a torture chamber. Being by myself is like being with the last person who tried to kill me. Most people see a clock and accept what time it is, I like to see what makes it tick. I like to bring a shadowy, surreal brand of humor to the stage that makes my audiences laugh in spite of themselves. No person or topic is safe from the vitriol. Not even myself.
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GIC Content from Hugh:
- A FAQ from HDM4 (blog)
- Tales from the Road: (A Blog post from Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin)
- Live at The Emporium (stand up comedy video)
- My Take Radio: Behind The Mic (Podcast)
- I Am Not Anonymous (charity)
- 20 Things Women Do That They Think Men Don’t Know About (Blog)
- An Honest Dating Profile (video)