My name is Joe. I can do a handstand for upwards of one full minute for no reason at all. I can also do a backflip, which has proven similarly useless. I grew up in Amish country, Ohio, and though I have hay-fever, I've bailed hay on more than one occasion. A football coach once asked me, "Hartzler, you gonna play football or join the skateboard Olympics?" I remain an avid skateboarder. Before moving to Los Angeles, I spent roughly 3 years touring America's hotels and highways performing improv comedy for churches, colleges, conferences, Christians, Texans, and drunks. At Malone University I was co-creator of the sketch comedy fellowship, The Yellow Light Runners, and I periodically wrote sarcastic things in a humor column under the handle, Flattop Do-Gooder. I also excelled at Ping-Pong, and probably still do.
Nowadays I can be found running down the American Dream in my Chuck-Taylor sneakers on any blue day in sunny Southern California. I study and perform sketch and improv comedy at The Upright Citizens Brigade theatre, and I can be seen most Monday nights with my harold team, Flap Jackson. The content of this site is not intended to be especially comedic, though you may find it amusing.
Thanks for dropping by.
Joseph H Hartzler