Words and Audio by Valerie Lopez
Dave Hill’s impact on my comedic preferences has been nothing short of epic. So, while his zipcode may not say Austin, if he’s in town, I’ll be there to watch him perform.
You’ve seen Hill on @midnight (he won his last 3 appearances), the Metal Grasshopper web series, and you’ve heard him on This American Life, the Dave Hill Podcasting Explosion and hosting the Goddamn Dave Hill Show on WFMU. You may have even read his 2 books (he’s currently on tour supporting his second, Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore) or his guest columns in the New York Times. Or, maybe you’ve heard of his 90’s band Sons of Elvis or his current band Valley Lodge (their song “Go” is the opening music for Jon Oliver Last Week Tonight on HBO). In any event, I’ve been a big fan of Hill for several years and I’m hell-bent on making sure that everyone knows how great a force he is.
Hill agreed to an interview with me during his book tour stop in Austin and he waxes poetic on many subjects: Abe Lincoln, donuts, Oreo cookies, Gordo’s, family, and being unquestionably awesome. I think once you give it a listen, you’ll agree. I consider Hill an honorary Austinite and if he ever gets sick of New York City, we’d welcome him here with open arms.
Visit his site, Dave Hill Online for appearances and activities.