In 2010 I wrote a character named Vacation Jason.
The self-proclaimed World's Number 1 Vacation Expert.
VJ has performed barefoot on live national television, the Jewel-class cruise ship the Norwegian Pearl, and in bars & theaters from coast to coast.
Only have time for one clip?
Watch Vacation Jason meet one of his idols: Method Man of the Wu-Tang Clan.
It started with these
videos in 2010.
At the time, I was a huge fan of The Chris Gethard Show at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York. I was invited to travel with the cast of TCGS for their experimental (disastrous) Cross-Country Adventure.
TCGS on MNN
TCGS changed from a monthly stage show to a weekly experimental variety show, live on public access TV. "The most bizarre and often saddest talk show in New York City."
Bringing a boisterous, aggressive energy to TCGS, VJ became the show's most celebrated recurring character.
Live at UCB
Vacation Jason's Island Flavors, a live sketch comedy show.
Coconut Berry Lemon Tree
Before its release, foolish landlubbers doubted Vacation Jason's ability to produce the highly anticipated hip-hop mixtape, Coconut Berry Lemon Tree.
TCGS on Fusion
After 145 episodes on MNN public access, TCGS gets picked up by a TV channel called Fusion in 2015.
VJ's TGCS on Fusion Appearances
Ambushing Seth Meyers. Link
Playing a game with Kumail Nanjiani. Link
Coercing Ira Glass into saying the word "googy." Link
Mixing punch for mermaid Lena Dunham. Link
In a wrestling match with Mad Men's Jon Hamm & pro wrestling legends X-Pac, Rhino, Colt Cabana and a human pineapple & coconut. Link
TCGS on TruTV
In 2018, the 9 year saga of TCGS ends on TruTV with the show's final victory lap of live episodes.
VJ's TCGS on TruTV Appearances
Get to know the cast: Vacation Jason. Link
Introducing himself to John Mulaney. Link
Burning Seth Meyers with the perfect comeback. Link
A PSA about nighttime beach safety. Link
Rapping for Method Man. Link
A bone chilling (emphasis on chilling) song about vacationing on Halloween. Inexplicably released on Valentine's Day.
Directed by Jess Lane
More Vacation Music
SLICES is a display of VJ's lyrical sharpness. A parody tribute to the title track of GZA/The Genius legendary Liquid Swords.
WEIRD CAVE is a mysterious, spooky song about VJ getting lost in a weird cave.
Both songs are available for pay-what-you-want on Bandcamp.