MP3 Drew Hastings - I'm Just Like You
Stand-up Comedy. Live recording. Edgy, opinionated.
11 MP3 Songs
SPOKEN WORD: Comedy
About Drew Hastings
“Let me just say, I have no fight with you people.”
It’s a favorite opening line in Drew Hastings’ stand-up performances, and best sums up his attitude onstage.
Drew makes that statement to audiences because he treats them as if they feel the same way he does about life and the world. Thus, they are excluded from his ire.
In reality, his audiences do tend to have his sensibility because Drew Hastings has developed a huge following of fans, as evidenced by his move from comedy clubs to theatre venues during the last two years.
Raised in Ohio by a British mother, Drew brings to every performance a Midwestern openness tempered with British aloofness and condescension.
At 6’ 6” tall, clad in a tailored black suit and black horn-rimed glasses, Hastings is a commanding presence when he holds court in front of an audience.
Drew Hastings is a raconteur, a storyteller, and he has a lot of stories to tell. Before becoming a comedian at age thirty-one, Drew’s escapades included owning a trucking business (his story “Homo Truck” is a must-hear), running a document shredding company that never actually shredded any documents, leading archaeological expeditions (some would call him “looter”) to South America, and playing polo with stolen horses at polo clubs in Washington, DC and Cincinnati.
And, of course, let’s not forget Drew’s foray into psychedelic drug dealing in the early Seventies using a pyramid marketing scheme modeled after Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Drew moved from Ohio to Los Angeles in the early 1990’s, where he was quickly noticed by the entertainment industry. His acting talents have landed him numerous guest starring roles and he has done five television pilots for networks from Fox to HBO. He has also made numerous stand-up appearances on television and is one of a very small group of comedians to have received a standing ovation on “The Tonight Show.” His storied and colorful life has been the subject of three different one person shows, “Commencement Speech,” “Life & Other Short Stories,” and “The Business of Living,” a satire of the success/motivational industry. His character from that show, Jack Freeman, found an immediate cult following in Los Angeles, and in 2001 caught the attention of the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show, where the hilarious Freeman was introduced to a much wider national audience. Drew’s initial appearances on the Bob and Tom show were so well received that he soon became a regular guest, regaling listeners (not to mention Bob and Tom themselves) with his stories, questioning his life and everyone else’s, and giving his comedic opinions on just about any topic that comes up.
“You couldn’t possibly measure the amount of my success that I can attribute directly to the Bob and Tom Show” says Drew. “I can to virtually any state in the union, and there is an audience there that already knows me. It’s like walking into a theater full of old friends when I perform now.”
Currently Drew is working on expanding “Life & Other Short Stories” into a one-man show which he describes as “spoken memoir”.
For the rest of 2005, Drew will spend most of his time on tour headlining with “The Friends of the Bob and Tom Show” which has covered over 40 cities thus far and is gaining momentum. When he’s not touring he can be found on his new farm in Ohio â€" oh, did we forget to mention Drew is now also a farmer? Sounds like more stories are on the way.