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Nick Kroll does it again!

Nick Kroll and I (Patrick) have long had a mutual admiration for flamboyant performers like Margarita Pracatan and Yenz Von Tilborg (pictured with Nick, below). And today, Nick made it official: He has released his 2008 Holiday Shopping Guide and Holy Headshot! was on the list! Thanks Kroll.

Nick takes a rest on Yenz's shoulder.

Nick takes a rest on Yenz


We’re featured on NPR’s Day To Day! Also, LA + SF

Hey everyone. When Doug and I were in LA last week, the NPR show Day To Day was so enamored of the book that they recorded our whole LA show and then had us visit their Culver City studios for a nice interview with the very warm and sharp, Alex Cohen (she’s a lady, FYI).

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And if you enjoyed the story, please click on the tiny “recommended” link located at the very top and bottom of the article.

Speaking of Culver City, our trip out West was a great success. First we hit Los Angeles. We performed our talent show at the Steve Allen Theater, which is an oddly cool theater located somewhere in that sprawling town. Eight people from the book performed various talents including in no great order, being nude, playing the bass, showing a video of a dramatic monologue, doing a somewhat lewd sword demonstration, a mugging scene featuring one guy trying to steal another guy’s phone which ended, of course, in a judo demonstration (featuring TV’s always hilarious Nick Kroll), an eerily mesmerizing Count Dracula monologue, a confusing group scene from Deliverance featuring guest performers from TV’s Human Giant, Paul Scheer and Jason Woliner, and finally a mime routine to a midi-version of Eleanor Rigby (played on a cassette player—no I’m not joking). Did you get all that? It was quite the show. Fortunately for us, LA’s best book shop, Book Soup, was on hand to sell copies of HH.

San Francisco was not nearly as lewd or hay wire. We were fortunate enough to have booked the legendary Purple Onion (Lenny Bruce, Woody Allen and others have performed there). The theater is nestled right in heart of San Francisco’s entertainment district which is not so commonly known as Showville (that’s made up). The show itself featured a two-man stand up act, an energetic Michael Jackson impersonator (who, later, came out and did a light saber demonstration first, minus the sword, but then was handed a long umbrella and was able to finish with dignity). We also had an Uncle Remus monologue, a piano solo composed for an ex-wife, and it all ended with a remarkably professional magician. Books Inc. was kind enough to set up shop in the back.

Fortunately, Douglas the master photographer was on hand with his camera loaded. He has over 200+ shots which we’ll post here soon. We promise.

This is old news but here’s Michelle Marzano as Sarah Palin

We know, we know, the elctions over. We had to share this, though.

We know, we know, the elctions over. We had to share this, though.

Michelle Marzano (page 138-139) is a woman of a thousand faces including Liza Minelli, Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Zsa Zsa Gabor and now she’s added Sarah Palin.

Our First Success Story!

The charming Melisa Breiner-Sanders just emailed us the following great news

“I got contacted by (an awesome talent agency) about meeting based on the book. Are you guys maybe going to do a success story section on the website? Might be an interesting idea for the future.”

Nice idea Melisa! We’ve decided to do just that. Within the next week or so, we’ll have a new page on http://www.holyheadshot

Here's one of Melisa's two headshots from the book


.com that lists all the great news that have befallen the folks from our book.

New video added today!

Hey everyone,

Last night I finished editing our third video featuring Linda Leven. She’s a NY City-based actress and if you check out her resume in the book, you’ll see that she has a TON of credits. We’d love to hear your feedback on these.



Visit and check out our new website

Hey everyone. Thanks for checking out Holy Headshot!. This blog will serve to update you all on what is going on with the book and with the folks inside the book. We’ll also use this blog to update folks on any TV or press appearances we’ll be doing, any bookstore visits and shows we’ll surely be doing as well as any minor news that happens along the way.

I just finished designing the website. It ended up being a bit more work than I anticipated. Check out the site if you get a chance: