Since 1967, I've been protesting war, racism,
and other causes: on my college campus, and using my "Mark Twain
In Person" show, to try to spread a progressive message; I've been
infiltrating fraternities, schools, churches, colleges, theatres,
riverboats, the internet, and every other possible venue since
that time. Whether on stage or in the street, my goal has always
been to reach as many people as possible, hopefully with signs,
visuals, and messaging that evoke a laugh, thought, or new way of
seeing an issue. Since the spring of 2013, I've more or less
retired from protesting in the streets. It was then that I met
Rocky Mountain Mike, here in Chicago, at Stephanie Miller's live
version of her "Sexy Liberal Show" on the radio. We exchanged
cards, have met a couple of times in person since then, but much
more often online, where I've been protesting with my voice and
studio, contributing what I can to Mike's brilliant writing,
acting, singing, and production, and his company of other singers
and voice actors scattered across the country. With Mike's help, I
reach more people than ever, with better jokes, sharper satire,
and higher production values than ever; it takes less time, and
it's more comfortable than all that rain, snow, heat, and cold.
The first time I met Mike, in Chicago, April, 2013. At a pre-show
party at Kenny's hotel room with (L to R) Denise Gamble, Adam
Hebert (Champaign, IL, producer and host of "Mic
Check Radio"), Mary in Ann Arbor (amazingly
talented singer/actress), Rocky Mountain Mike (song
parody/satire genius), Audra Tracy (Minneapolis producer,
singer/actress, also heard singing often on The Stephanie Miller
Show), Kenny Pick (Cleveland producer of "Turn
Up The Night" with Tom Shafer, and numerous bits for the
SMS). Tom Shafer (Columbus actor/writer/producer), and myself.
Here are some examples of Rocky
Mountain Mike's work...
My favorite bit--so far--"Citizens United Airlines"
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First, here's an excerpt from The Stephanie Miller Show, about the
very first bit I worked on with Mike; it proves the value of our
efforts; it's a heartwarming tale of RMM's satire bringing
A full catalog of Mike's crunchy audio
goodness can be heard HERE.