2015: A Year In Raero Review

It’s become my tradition to do a year-end wrap up, and this is certainly a year that deserves it. After performing comedy regularly for over 10 years, I finally took the plunge and quit my day job in order to pursue this passion of mine full time. Going out on my own has been one of the scariest steps I’ve ever taken, but the most rewarding. It is not lost on me that I am incredibly lucky to get paid working at doing what I love.

#STATS. I performed over 140 shows in 2015

Thank you to Big Bang, North Coast, Family Haircut, The PIT, and all of my fellow performers and stages that have allowed me the honor of performing. It’s been a most amazing year. Here are some of the highlights.

Check out these big babies!

  • One full year working solely for myself as a comedy performer and teacher. #BOOM

  • Wrote and performed my first ever Solo Show

  • Taught and performed improv in Maui, Hawaii 

  • I was on TV! VH1’s #The2015 with North Coast

  • I was on TV! Dancing w/ Al Roker on The Today Show

  • Making Tim Meadows cry from laughter, performing with a group of all-stars at Boston Comedy Arts Fest

  • First professional producing gig (for Ricola)


BCAF Performance with Tim Meadows

BCAF Performance with Tim Meadows

But ALSO:

  • Went out on my own teaching Corporate improv classes with businesses such as Sir Kensington’s

  • Contacted by This American Life, inviting me to tell my story from RISK! (actual interview pending… but OMG) 

  • Taught and performed in Portland and fell in love w/ people & city 

  • Podcasts! You’re the Expert in DC w/ Maeve Higgins, Seaton Smith, & Chris Duffy; Myq Kaplan’s podcast

  • So many memorable shows… Florida, Boston, NC, SC, Umass, DCM, College Humor Live at UCB, Beerprov at Littlefield…

  • Teaching our own independent Hip Hop Improv classes (with Doug) to a group of eager students.

  • Lots of Writing; the “#LetsBeBetter” project

  • 6 year North Coast Anniversary Show @ Union Hall

  • Started Teaching Improv at Miami Ad School 

  • Fell in love coaching some amazing teams like The Duke and Vivian Delano

Some Non Comedy Highlights. I have a life, ya know:

  • Went to My first Redskins (v Giants) Game with Fisher! 

  • Family! My Dad wrote a dope Passover Rap and we performed it and it was hilarious. I also got to do an improv show with my cousin, Jonah!

  • Sold a piece of art

  • Trips! July 4th with my homies in RI, and Wine Country w/ the NC gals

  • Watched Keaton graduate from preschool. If you were wondering, the HS class of 2033 sang We Will Rock You

    Thank you to everyone who was a part of this wonderful year! Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! Let’s see what 2016 is all about, shall we…