"We knew we wanted that car, so all we had to decide was the color. “This should be easy,” I said to Sara. I was a fool.
The second we walked into the dealership I felt like a piece of bloody meat splashing into a shark tank.
The fastest shark was Phil. I’m calling him Phil because that was his name. I’m not protecting him. He was not innocent. He was human evil.”
- A Very Good Color by Joseph Scrimshaw (aka josephscrimshaw)
I wrote a thing about buying a Toyota from a SUPER VILLAIN for the awesome Yearbook Office!
I’ve got a new live show and podcast in Los Angeles all about fulfilling comedy fantasies!
First show is Sunday, Sept 14th, 8 pm at The Complex in Hollywood with special guests Kim Evey (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) and Greg Benson (Mediocre Films)!
Tickets are available now! Full info below!
Comedy dreams come true in this live show and podcast hosted by comedian/writer Joseph Scrimshaw (Wits, RiffTrax, WTFark)! Each show, Joseph and his special guests perform sketches and bits based on the guests’ unfulfilled comedy dreams—playing a vampire, a plumber, doing a love scene between a vampire and a plumber—whatever their hearts desire! A comedy cocktail of stand-up, sketch, and spontaneous shenanigans. Fulfill your humor fantasies!
Hosted by Joseph Scrimshaw
Each show features several guest comedians/actors/cool people
The Complex in Hollywood
(Dorie or Ruby Theater depending on the date)
6476 Santa Monica Boulevard
Sunday, September 14th
Featuring the comedy fantasies of special guests
Kim Evey (The Guild, Geek & Sundry)
Greg Benson (Mediocre Films)!
Monday, October 20th
Special guests TBA!
Monday, November 17th
Special guests TBA!
All shows at 8 pm (7:30 pm doors)
Snacks and drinks available for purchase!
$6 in advance
$8 at the door
Get reservations now at
ABOUT JOSEPH SCRIMSHAW:
Joseph Scrimshaw is a comedian, writer, and squirrel enthusiast once described by a fan on Twitter as “geek flavored.” His writing credits include the movie riffing site RiffTrax, the radio show Wits, and episodes of Getting On With James Urbaniak. As a comedian, Joseph has performed stand-up, sketch, and improv at the San Francisco SketchFest, Chicago Improv Festival, Minnesota Fringe, Jonathan Coulton’s JoCoCruiseCrazy, as well as conventions, bars, and festivals all over the country. His latest comedy album, Flaw Fest, was released in November 2013. In his free time, Joseph wastes all his free time tweeting about not having enough free time. For more info, visit Joseph’s website at http://www.josephscrimshaw.com/
My smartphone is now offering opinions about what wrong in my childhood. Thanks, phone.
DRAGON CON! I’ll be a guest again this year and look forward to all the surreal joy contained in this photo from last year’s CON!
My big show COMEDY OF DOOM is on Sunday and features a game of the nerd-friendly sport COMPETITIVE HUGGING. Join us!
You can download the app and look under “presenters” for my full schedule or check it out here:
Solve This: Live!
A fun panel game about comedy problem solving!
Friday, Aug 29 – 2:30 pm
Hyatt Centennial I
Attack of the Celebrity Improv!
Joseph hosts a wild improv game with Hal Lublin, Aaron Fever, Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, James Urbaniak, and more!
Friday, Aug 29 – 8:30 pm
Hilton Grand Ballroom East
Gonzo Quiz Show V: The Quizening
Joseph will say comedy things for Ken Plume’s epic quiz show!
Saturday, Aug 30 – 8:30 pm
Marriott Atrium Ballroom
A panel about the joy/horror of comedy writing
Sunday, Aug 31 – 4 pm
Hyatt Regency VI-VII
COMEDY OF DOOM at DRAGON CON!
This is Joseph’s big stand-up comedy show with bonus Competitive Hugging contest! Joseph will be joined by Molly Lewis, James Urbaniak, Hal Lublin, and more surprise friends!
Sunday Aug 31 – 5:30 pm
Hilton Grand Ballroom West
Gonzo Quiz Show VI: Quizopolis
Joseph will say MORE comedy things with many other guest in this epic quiz show!
Sunday, Aug 31 – 8:30 pm
Hyatt Regency VI – VII
I look forward to seeing all your faces and/or horse masks!
I misread “menu” as “meth” and almost bought this book.
Today is my birthday. This photo is a recreation of the actual moment of my birth. Enjoy!
Somebody had a sadness party.
Geek Kon Schedule
Midwest Geeks! I’m a Guest of Honor at Geek.Kon
in Madison August 22 - 24. So if you’re attending or know someone who is tell them to come look at me while I say comedy things.
I’m doing a bunch of comedy shows and panels! Check them out here or download the program guide here
Joseph Scrimshaw’s Attack of the Comedy!
A geekcentric stand-up comedy show - 7:30pm in the Mendota Room
How To Do Comedy Wrong The Right Way!
A panel and workshop about comic theory with John Kovalic and Christopher Jones!
- 12:00pm in the LaCrosse Room
Joseph Scrimshaw’s Reading/Q&A!
I’ll read from my book Comedy of Doom and play a round of Competitive Hugging!
- 2:00pm in the Mendota Room
Team Blink, Assemble!
A panel about the comic book Dr. Blink!
- 4:00pm in the Mendota Room
I’ll be doing even more comedy stand-up for the masquerade/cosplay half-time show!
(-Cosplay starts at 7:00pm, Half-time around 7:30 or 8:00) in the Wisconsin Room
Obsessed Comedy Podcast: SUPERHEROES!
A live recording of my comedy podcast with guests John Kovalic and Christopher Jones!
-1:00pm in the Green Bay/Milwaukee Room
See you in Madison!
This guy just joined the cast of Expendables 3!
It finally happened. The internet thinks people are cats.