Category Archives: Uncategorized

Lend us a quote

Give us a word… or ten.

As we have performed, traveled and are hired more, the more important it is for us to get some solid quotes or testimonials from our fantastic fans and audiences. If you could take a moment to comment below with a quote about what you think of the Bearded Men and our shows, our beards would grow long with gratitude. It can be as short or as long as you like.

Examples:

“I laughed so hard I could barely breathe at times! I would definitely recommend anyone to hire you guys!”

“Watching the Bearded Men is like riding a great roller coaster: thrilling, exciting, unexpected and, even though you may be a little queasy at the end, you want to do it again and again!”

Thank you for all your continued support!

The Bearded Men

Pinch Me.

Last night was HUGE Theater’s 4th Anniversary and it was celebrated by a show featuring performers from different groups. The house was packed from front to back with beaming smiles and an electricity that would make Ben Franklin blush. As I was sitting and enjoying the performances, I thought to myself “How lucky are we?” How lucky are we to have a community of artists that will bend over backwards for each other onstage and offstage with unflinching selflessness. How lucky are we to have such performance variation in style, form and creativity. How lucky are we to be able to blend everything together to create a unique brand that thrives within the Twin Cities.

We are living a dream. Together. In a community that works feverishly for all the right reasons. So, pinch me. I might be dreaming. If I wake up, at least I’ll know what it was like to be a part of something that we, as artists, strive for. If I don’t wake up, good.

How lucky are we?

Well, I don’t know if luck is the right word, but it sure is special to be a part of the ride.

 

 

Beards of a Feather

Tomorrow, the Bearded Men of Minneapolis and the Bearded Men of Los Angeles embark on 15 hour journeys to meet in Colorado. It marks the first, of hopefully many times, Bearded Men Improv and Bearded Men West team up for workshops, shows and a festival.

Because of this, Matt and I decided, why not call this a tour. Sure, it’s only two cities, and sure, it’s only a couple workshops and a few shows, but hey, we’re all driving 15 hours each way. We’re basically touring the country in the most basic sense, then getting to do what we love in an amazing state. Honestly, I sometimes have to stop and wonder how this is even real, but then I remember all the Beards, and how much time, passion and soul these guys have put into these groups. We’re such a unit that for the most part we get complimented as a group, but all of these guys are so talented individually it blows my mind and I just hope that people see that as well.

We are nothing if not a fairly clever group with all the weird crap we’ve done over the years, but I am so unbelievably excited to go on this ridiculous “Beards in the Mountains” mini-tour. I’m sure we’ll get a fair amount of people (we have already) that will remind us that this isn’t much of a tour, especially in comparison with the tour we did last year, but that doesn’t really matter. We get to see some cool places, teach some cool people and perform stories that we make up together and that is FUCKING AWESOME.

I can’t help but get a little choked up when I think about how far we’ve come. From a college group in Fargo, North Dakota making no money, to having a group in Minneapolis and Los Angeles and making very little money. I don’t care what people say, we have the most fun of anyone making very little money.

If you can, catch us on the road this week, or whenever we have shows here in Minneapolis or in LA.

All for one. All for Beards.

-Joe

 Beards in the Mountains Mini-Tour