Laughter Party: How I Became a Spirit Ambassador

Laughter Party: How I Became a Spirit Ambassador

I didn’t really drink until my 30s, which is when I became a businessman, a successful Public Relations exec with my own firm in a niche business, traveling the world and doing a lot of client dinners. It was also when I found my brothers – the group of guys with whom I’d share countless (mis)adventures – and though we weren’t all in the same industry, we rolled together, even forming a small marketing firm as a means of underwriting our excursions. The two things no trip was without? Liquor and comedy. We bought the former, I provided the latter. A decade or so into this journey, I decided to go pro as a standup comedian. My drinking suffered; the more you talk, the less you consume. But my love of libations remained a huge part of my act. While touring the Midwest in 2014, I befriended Keith Kerkhoff, founder of Templeton Rye and grandson of the Prohibition-era formula’s originator, Alphonse Kerkhoff (who distilled what Al Capone branded “The Good Stuff”). We filmed some fun stuff together while shooting material for The Tiny Sirko Show, and with its uncommonly smooth finish (I’m an unpaid endorser, so there!), Templeton Rye on the rocks became my new go-to drink. The distilled karma must have drifted east, because I next got a call from Randy McKinley, who runs Manatawny Still Works in Pottstown, PA, inviting me to do a corporate event at his place. Given Randy’s imagination and ambition, it would be more than a corporate gig: it would be a comedy concert, free to the public, heavily promoted and filmed for...
3 Bitches Ain’t Enough!

3 Bitches Ain’t Enough!

Presented by Three Bitches Vodka, this is a feature-length concert full of (drinks and) laughter.  There’s a rumor this is being recorded as a special. Read the full story here. No cover. Cash bar. Specialty cocktails designed by Manatawny Still...