Grower

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Brett Hamil

Narrated By: Brett Hamil

Publisher: Uproar Entertainment

Date: February 2016

Duration: 0 hours 44 minutes

Summary:

Brett Hamil was raised the son of a Southern preacher and a stay-at-home mom in the swampy suburbs of Central Florida. He grew up, got a semi-worthless degree, worked a series of bizarre and backbreaking jobs and eventually moved to the exact opposite end of the country. He now lives in Seattle with his wife and two dogs, all of whom he found on the Internet.

After dabbling in just about every creative outlet he could think of (painting, writing, cartooning, playing saxophone in a post-rock band) Hamil settled on standup nine years ago and he's been doing it hard ever since. He tours all over the US and Canada doing comedy, and he's performed at Bumbershoot Arts and Music Festival (Seattle), Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland) and the Northwest Comedy Fest (Vancouver).

He's also a columnist and cartoonist for City Arts Magazine and his sketch videos have received hundreds of thousands of views and appeared on websites like Upworthy and the Daily Dot. His political commentary videos have earned him a local following and spun off into a semi-monthly talk show, The Seattle Process with Brett Hamil. The Seattle Weekly said, "Hamil stands as the city's premiere political comic." The Stranger called him "a truly treasured ham."

In his punchy, fast-moving act Hamil can be dumb, angry, opinionated or amazed, but he always tries to make comedy that generates maximum laughter and excludes no one. He talks about sex, psychedelics, his "dog entourage," marrying into secular Judaism, and what it means to feel trapped in one's beard. This album, his first, consists of one set in its entirety with no edits, recorded in front of the best audience he's ever had.

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