Category Archives: Videos

Two Minutes Hate

In this installment of Two Minutes Hate we detect an internal watershed moment in Bernie Maxsmith. Previously our downtrodden faux HR director has reluctantly joined the show (on his own personal time) to try to improve it via viewer mail. His attitude has been one of gross disappoint and stolid resignation to his duties. However read more »

My Bollywood Debut

  Regular readers may recall that some months ago an Indian film company recruited me to play “awkward white professor” in their film, ABCD. This lead, naturally, to being hired for a sitcom pilot called Brown Nation, in which I play a completely different “awkward white doctor.” (I’m fine with the type casting, as one of my read more »

The Economics of Wall-E

  Wall-E is one of my favorite romantic comedies. I like pretty much any movie which involves robots, but on top of the cute cybernetic characters it’s also a brilliant film. It’s visually stunning, and for some reason Pixar characters can really ham up emotions without irritating me, so that it tugs on the ‘ol read more »

Two Minutes Hate

  Several people have asked, “Do you write the hate mail yourself?” No, all of the hate mail we feature is authentic vitriol from people with generally poor spelling abilities. I curate the hate mail, which is to say, I sift through quite a lot of it and find the stuff which strikes a balance between read more »

Two Minutes Hate

In this installment of Two Minutes Hate, Bernie has stubble brought about by, we are left to infer, long hours at the office due to the antics of the hosts. In fact he reveals that marital instability has lead to him returning to the dating scene. As per usual, he drops an F bomb at read more »

The Economics of Ghostbusters

In my favorite episode of EconPop so far, the green screen experts over at Emergent Order productions manage to insert me into Ghostbusters, one of my all-time favorite films. This might be the closest I ever come to acting alongside Bill Murray. After injecting some funny lines into the 1980′s classic, we move onto the underlying read more »

Two Minutes Hate

This time around on Two Minutes Hate we were pressed for time, compelling me to speed through things as best I could. I’m also working on my introductory “glowering” face. Props to the editors working on The Independents, for their highly apropos double screen, representing Kennedy’s “split personalities” towards the end.   http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/3425406465001/2-minutes-of-hate/#sp=show-clips &nbspAndrew Heaton read more »

The Economics of House of Cards

My God I love House of Cards. Washington intrigue, scheming, public choice theory–it’s got everything. My one major criticism of the series is that I think it gives politicians too much credit for competency in general. Very few of them are as evil and conniving as Frank Underwood, but then not many are as effectual, read more »

Two Minutes Hate

Ah, Two Minutes Hate, that bittersweet segment which is apparently the least favorite time for Kennedy’s mom. But where we hear true poetry from the twittersphere, irate emailers, and the Reason.com message board. My two favorites in this addition are the reference to a “Ritalin enema,” and the one about earrings, booze and pep pills. read more »

The Economics of Dallas Buyers Club

Recently a badass film company in Austin, called Emergent Order, asked me to host EconPop: a webseries about finding the economics in popular culture, then making it funny. I have a blast making these, and look forward to finding more. In our inaugural episode we explore Dallas Buyers Club. It’s no small feat to make AIDS and read more »

Two Minutes Hate – Bernie and Marital Counseling

In this installment of Two Minutes Hate I try to flush out the Bernie Maxsmith character a bit more, by subtly intimating domestic troubles with his wife Judy, as well as slipping in a joke about impotence. While I thought it was pretty funny to put the Bernie character through marital counseling, it’s important for read more »

Two Minutes Hate

Yet another installment of Two Minutes Hate, wherein my character, Bernie Maxsmith, reads eviscerating viewer hate mail to the hosts of The Independents. The hardest part of this entire thing is not smiling. As time goes on, I would like to add more depth to my glowering. It’s important to keep challenging yourself as an actor read more »

Two Minutes of Hate

One of the great things about The Independents (the television show I write for) is that we’re so supremely confident and good-humored that we now find it funny to read viewers’ hate mail on air. There’s a certain poetry to angry letters; they can be hilariously eviscerating, like a Friar’s Club Roast, or amusingly incoherent, read more »

Good King Wenceslas, Savior of the Poor

Merry Christmas, everyone! This year the very talented and felonious Andrew Young and I teamed up with Adam Young to illustrate our annual yuletide YouTube video. Thus we give you, “Good King Wenceslas, Savior of the Poor.” Chalk full of jazz, holiday spirit, animated cartoons, and horror.   &nbspAndrew Heaton is a writer and standup read more »

Cap South: Farewell Gracie (Season Finale)

In the season finale of Cap South we say goodbye to beloved Congresswoman Gracie Englewright, then of course throw a few curve balls. As a personal side note, while filming this in Washington, DC people actually recognized us. Quite the heady feeling! &nbspAndrew Heaton is a writer and standup comedian in New York City. If this post read more »

Cap South, Episode 8: Joe America

In which an ominous politician named “Joe America” picks up Elliot in a driverless Google car, in hopes of securing Gracie’s endorsement for a congressional bid.     &nbspAndrew Heaton is a writer and standup comedian in New York City. If this post made you laugh or think, kindly “like” it on Facebook.

Cap South: The Plot Thickens

Elliot and Nicole discuss their pseudo-relationship. The puppetmaster behind Nicole’s espionage is revealed. Elliot is courted by the “profit for non-profit” sector, focusing on pediatric AIDS and blood diamonds. &nbspAndrew Heaton is a writer and standup comedian in New York City. If this post made you laugh or think, kindly “like” it on Facebook.

Cap South: The Date

Ever wonder what it would be like to go out on a date with me if I were your immediate supervisor at work? And if, maybe, you were some kind of spy? Here’s your chance to find out.   &nbspAndrew Heaton is a writer and standup comedian in New York City. If this post made read more »

Cap South: Too Awkward to be Sexual Harassment?

In Episode 5 of Cap South, Elliot Clarice continues to express his feelings towards office hottie Nicole through such awkward intimations that the House Ethics committee would probably send him to a Dale Carnegie course before censuring him for harassment. Later in the episode, when explaining that by saying “I’ll grab Nicole” he means “in an read more »

Faux Attack Ad: “Windmills of Death”

In Cap South, the sitcom I’m an actor/writer on, we’ve made a series of escalating fake attack ads by otherwise benign special interests. I do the voice over for this one, and the fantastic visuals have been provided by the very talented Mr. Sean Malone.     &nbspAndrew Heaton is a writer and standup comedian read more »