More background on performers at the d.w. eye Reunion Show!
What don’t you already know about Drew Hastings?! You know he’s a hugely popular comedian, storyteller, Mayor, and farmer – they love him at agricultural events – he can do comedy and drive a tractor!
But did you know he got his start in comedy way back in 1980 at the eye?
Drew was far and away the tallest, best dressed, best coiffed comic at the eye. (Likely, he was the best dressed, best coiffed anyone at the eye.) With wavy, blown-back 70’s hair, a full mustache – styled, not barbered – and well-tailored, faux-Armani suits, Drew had the elegance of a man fresh off the dance floor without ever having broken a sweat.
Drew will be appearing in the d.w. eye Reunion Show Friday June 23 at the 20th Century Theater in Cincinnati.
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When I was 16 and performing at d.w. eye, I wanted to be Rico Bruce Wade. (Of course he wasn’t Rico Bruce Wade back then – he was Rico Rico Rico Diaz.) Rico was our improvisational genius – he was one of the founding members of Cincinnati’s Fairview Impromptu Band – and then later went on to Second City to act and direct. But in 1981, he would climb the stage at the eye – and you never knew what was going to happen. Rico and his group were doing improv in Cincinnati before people knew what improv was. It was exciting, breathtaking. And live on the spot.
And it didn’t hurt that Rico was also the sunniest, nicest guy around.
Rico continues to act, and perform stand-up and improv to this day – and will be onstage in Cincinnati performing again at the d.w. eye Reunion June 23rd at the 20th Century Theater. You don’t want to miss it.
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