Category Archives: Misc Clips

A Brief History of Politicians Body-Slamming Journalists

In the twilight hours of a special election to replace Montana’s lone congressman, Republican hopeful Greg Gianforte reportedly “body slammed” and punched a Guardian reporter after the journalist tried to ferret out an answer about GOP health care plans. In this video Reason TV imagines a world in which other, high profile politicians give into 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 »

In Search of My Land

[youtube width=”600px” height=”400px”]VlbwxvmjPm0[/youtube] Score another one for Scotch: if you drink enough of it distilleries give you plots of land! Very few drinking problems result in that sort of awards system. The Laphroig Distillery sent me the deed to a square foot of land some months ago, and I decided to track it down. In read more »

Jim Post: The Other Side of the Prank War

“You are a patient, patient man. That is what I fear most about you, Jim.” – Andrew Heaton OK, readers. Andrew’s room mate Jim back again for the second of four posts to keep you occupied until your dear leader emerges from his Scottish Secret Bunker to dominate the internets with his libertarian humor. Last read more »

Dissatisfied Superman

The video below is what I imagine I would be like if I were Superman. Contains swearing. Special thanks to Teresa and Newt! [youtube width=”600px” height=”400px”]GUO5GWp2d6g[/youtube] Andrew Heaton is a writer and standup comedian in New York City. If this post made you laugh or think, kindly “like” it on Facebook.

Shark Attack Survivor Interview

[youtube width=”600px” height=”400px”][/youtube]   This year for Shark Week I interviewed Al Brenekka, a man who got his arm bitten off by a shark in the 1970’s. Like most of us probably would, he turned his interests towards killing sharks out of revenge, but then after a struggle with a hammerhead, he changed his mind read more »

Dan Boren: Outgoing Congressman Lets Loose

[youtube width=”600px” height=”400px”]Bc6haZ_Kd1I[/youtube]   My exclusive with Congressman Dan Boren is by far the most fun interview I’ve ever conducted. Running rampant through the halls of Congress with an outgoing member? Pranking Dennis Kucinich? Awesome. The congressman, in a display of unrivaled glory, did five things he’s always wanted to do before leaving Congress. I read more »

Pork Followup: Gourmet Velveeta Bacon Review

[youtube width=”600px” height=”400px”]VyyaBy0ZSSA[/youtube]   Inspired by my recent palate adventures with Burger King’s bacon & fudge Sundae, I turn my attentions towards the culinary brilliance of Velveeta with bacon. Could this become a new foodie show? Yes. Yes it could. Andrew Heaton is a writer and standup comedian in New York City. If this post made read more »

While Unattended in Your House

Between my Eagle Scout award and total adolescent sobriety, adults in high school generally considered me responsible, often to the point of entrusting me with important things like their houses or daughters. This lead to house sitting, which has in turn spawned a number of life-long hobbies I amuse myself with when unattended in other read more »

Pauly Shore Interview

[youtube width=”600px” height=”400px”]ig0OGb6Gy1A[/youtube]   A lot of guys who grew up in the 1990’s know comedian Pauly Shore as the humorous lodestone of their adolescence, through films like Encino Man and Jury Duty. However Mr. Shore has by his lights recently pulled a volte-face in his career by transitioning away from adolescent humor to politics. His new read more »

Review: White House Correspondents Dinner

[youtube width=”600px” height=”400px”]Qpt_aRcJbz8[/youtube]   Maybe next year the White House will be kind enough to invite me to their hoity-toity dinner instead of forcing me to make a review on YouTube. Andrew Heaton is a writer and standup comedian in New York City. If this post made you laugh or think, kindly “like” it on read more »


[youtube width=”600px” height=”400px”]byLABnO8F6E[/youtube]   Okay, one more poem by Elas Giordano. I don’t care what you people think, that man is hilarious. It takes a genius to make something funny and beautiful at the same time. Andrew Heaton is a writer and standup comedian in New York City. If this post made you laugh or read more »

“Love is Only A Double Negative”

[youtube width=”600px” height=”400px”]pt4daoH-UZw[/youtube]   April is Poetry Month, so I thought it apropos to do a reading. Which is difficult, as I don’t particularly like poetry. If you’re going to slap pretty words together you should either learn to play a guitar or arrange them into paragraph form, like Pat Conroy. My rubric doesn’t leave read more »

Exploring Southeast Washington

[youtube width=”600px” height=”400px”]sHCZU7PAlao[/youtube]   Between not posting a travel article in a while and getting a new phone with a video camera built inside, I felt compelled to go exploring. Not too far– I live in Southeast DC. The footage is jittery and the sound quality is horrific, but overall I’m impressed that my mobile read more »

Grover Norquist Interview

[youtube width=”600px” height=”400px”]cwSFOmG-VLM[/youtube]   Say what you will about Grover Norquist, the mega lobbyist was incredibly accommodating in his Cloture Club exclusive. Not only did he play along with my jokes, he also taught me how to juggle. This was a fun interview. We’ve got a couple lined up in the near future, and I’m looking forward read more »

Rick Perry: Candidate & Singing Cowboy! BEHOLD: Heaton & Young’s musical tribute to Rick Perry’s ill-fated bid for the American presidency. If you enjoy Broadway Musicals and witnessed any single candidate debate involving Rick Perry discussing anything whatsoever, then you will find this hilarious. Enjoy! Musical Tribute to the Rick Perry Campaign All Vocals Performed by Andrew Heaton & Andrew Young read more »

Washington Socialite Insider

[youtube width=”600px” height=”400px”]EL_An3eGFPg[/youtube], a popular Washington networking and events website, has taken me on as a field correspondent for their Beltway social coverage. What does this mean? Probably some really kickass parties in 2012. If you live in Washington you’ll be getting the inside scoop on cool shindigs. If you’re outwith Washington, you read more »

Jack Abramoff Interview

Jack Abramoff was the original “super lobbyist.” If you don’t immediately recall him or his associated corruption scandal, you nonetheless probably accepted trashcans full of money from the guy in the late 1990’s. We all did. I was on our middle school’s Student Council, and I accepted over $28,000 in campaign contributions from him and read more »

Happy Thanksgiving & Corn Subsidies

Here is a three-minute animated cartoon I made last night about the first Thanksgiving, which somehow devolved into a lengthy critique of corn subsidies and Puritan theology. You can watch this today as you drift off into a delightful stupor of wine and tryptophan, the middle class equivalent of a free Valium prescription. Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy! [youtube read more »