Comic Strip Live!

Comic Strip Live!

Come see me in the Main Show Tuesday May 19! Since it’s NYC, and in honor of the Mad Men finale, I’m going back to my roots in the ad biz, sharing the Millennial Master Plan and the challenges of breathing life into a middle-aged brand… Be sure to tell them you’re here to see Hersh! Reservations Suggested $15 Cover (Cash only) No groupons, win-a-parties or other passes for this very special...
Gen X-bred. Millennial-approved.

Gen X-bred. Millennial-approved.

There’s a lot of frustration out there on the part of old people. I don’t blame them. They’re nearly 40, and irrelevant. What these sad sacks need to understand is that it’s their own fault. In the 90s, they were bouncing along the edges of the dot com bubble, thinking they were the next “me” generation, instead of what they were: chum for the Wi generation. If this sounds harsh, it’s because I told you so. I saw this coming. I knew nothing was going to stop me from aging. I was bound to turn 40 in the late aughts. But I could prepare. Money wasn’t the answer; I knew I’d lose that in the recession. The solution was simple: artificial intelligence. Well, not artificial per se. More, an extension of my own brain. The science isn’t as complicated as it sounds, and I’ll come out with it: in my early 20s, instead of climbing the ladder of success, I started having kids, and I didn’t stop — until I knew I’d won. The biggest problem old folks face is that Millennials don’t take them seriously. Why should they? Boomers, Gen X-ers and the literally deceased have always been grownups, and the one old rule that these youngsters do adhere to is never to trust anyone over 30. I didn’t turn 30 until after my Millennials were spawned, and as a result, I’m one of them. I grew up with them. Sure, there was an age difference, but we went through a lot together. A move from NY to LA, a divorce (mine), a move back to the east...

TUPCOC Shoot, Chicago/Des Moines

This week, Stu Wilson (my co-creator on TUPCOC) and I will be out shooting interviews and other material for the show. So check back here for details if you wanna come out! We may hit some clubs along the way, so follow me @HRkills for any standup show...