Another New YouTube Video !!

Brand-spanking new!!!! Isn’t it funny how as an adult you enjoy getting spanked? Growing up is weird… But I digress…

Launching a second new YouTube video today as well… A little piece I did as a ripoff send-up of the “NOW! Thats What I Call Music” series… Here I simply sing some songs and have some fun being a potty mouth by throwing F words around here and there…

Hope you enjoy!!

~ Hegedus

New YouTube Series – “In Bed With Christian Hegedus”

On this blessed day that the Lord found to give me, I send you all warm greetings!!

For I am very excited to announce the launch of a new YouTube series that I have been cooking in the works for a little bit of time now. It feels great to have Episode 1 wrapped up…

“In Bed With Christian Hegedus” is a simple format… I interview interesting people and have conversations with them in my bedroom… Intimate, light-hearted, insightful… these are just some words that I would like to think describe what I am shooting for in this concept…

Episode 1 features an interview with my friend Bill Squire. Bill and I started doing stand-up right around the same time and met sometime in 2002-2003… Besides stand-up, Bill can be heard on the Alan Cox Show on 100.7FM WMMS in Cleveland… I hope you enjoy, looking forward to producing more of these!!

Humbly yours,

~ Hegedus

Why I want Johnny Manziel to remain a Cleveland Brown…

The following is a piece I wrote for Sidelines regarding the Cleveland Browns and Johnny Manziel.  I thought I would take a moment and share it here… Happy Reading!! ~Hegedus
#Cleveland #Browns #NFL #JohnnyFootball #Manziel

I bleed Cleveland… You don’t know me, and that’s fine. Cleveland has been my home since I took my first breath in Parma Hospital in 1978. I love her beauty and more importantly I love and forgive her flaws. My city gets kicked a lot, picked on, ridiculed. But she keeps going, she gets back up, she keeps fighting another round. I have no intention of leaving here, and I will defend this city against any comers. There is a pride that comes from being from Cleveland. It is a toughness, an attitude, a mentality; and if you are not from here you just will never understand or “get it”. Nor would we ever expect or want you to.

Why do I want Johnny Manziel to succeed? I’ll answer that directly right away. I want him to succeed because I want my Browns to be right for a change. I want them to draft a QB and commit to embracing and developing him. I want him to have the chance to grow, mature, and to learn from his mistakes.  I don’t want to make this a post about the Browns blunders as an organization. That would take too long to type out. The Browns were a proud organization, a respected organization around the NFL before Art Modell stripped Cleveland of its most beloved franchise.

Since the team’s rebirth in 1999, the Browns have had 8 head coaches and used 20 different starting quarterbacks. Browns fans have been waiting for so long for someone to step up and take the reigns of this football team. The main problem is everyone wants the next Bernie Kosar right NOW!! You listen to sports talk radio and you hear what to me is the funniest contradiction. So many fans cry and plead for stability in the organization from top to bottom, yet from game to game will want to make changes everywhere. This is a fan base that has run out of patience, but in the end great franchise QBs are not made in 3 or 5 games or a single season.

Johnny Football… Obviously I like the kid, I’m glad he fell to us in the draft. I love his swagger, his cockiness, his blind and dumb confidence on a football field. I’m not going to try and talk about arm strength, size, or reading defenses. With apologizes to Jon Gruden, I don’t care what Johnny thinks of running an “86 Hitch Banana Red Charlie Hot Route”. I simply want the team to take a moment and say “We drafted this guy and we are gonna stick to our guns: lets develop him, lets let him learn, lets teach him how to be better”.

Off the field issues? I could care less. Dude is in rehab, and I feel that may be a bit of a PR move for him. That is what you do nowadays. I’m no doctor nor do I know him personally. Is it a good thing he went to try and curtail his drinking and partying? Yes. Do I blame him for having an ego and going to excess at times? No. He is a 22-year-old millionaire that has been glorified by the modern sports cycle of fame. Hell, I should have gone to rehab at 22 for my drinking and I was just out of college making 28K a year.

Parental Moment here: If you saw how much booze your child was consuming during their college experience, you’d be getting a third mortgage to try and send your kid to the best treatment center you could. It is what it is. And notice I’m not even talking about drug use here. If your child is in a fraternity or sorority, add molly and snorting prescription pills to the alcohol consumption. Don’t blame me, you are the one who raised them and allowed them to buy their friends.

My point is if you could be a young, good looking, wealthy, and a tremendously gifted athlete you bet your Nike endorsement you’d be at a party and pound some champagne on a giant inflatable swan. Let the kid mature. Let him learn from his mistakes. I’m sure every decision you made at 22 wasn’t sterling either. Let’s see what kind of motivation and fire he comes back with now that the writing is on the wall. He has one season under his belt, a baptism by fire if you will. He should have a lot better grasp of what is in front of him and if he has the passion to want to be a success in the NFL he will go forth and be one.

I’d like the Browns to commit to Manziel for two more years. Then evaluate his progress. The Browns have started over so many times, panicked and bent to the whim of this opinion or that one. Since 1999 is seems the team has constantly found themselves or let the media and outside chatter create a QB controversy. Would you like going to work everyday having someone over your shoulder micro-managing you and ready to yank you at any given moment?

And what are the alternatives? C’mon we have played that game before!! You want a veteran? I’ve lived through recycling Jeff Garcia, Trent Dilfer, and Jake Delhomme. Get a backup to win the job? Kelly Holcomb, Seneca Wallace, Jason Campbell, Derek Anderson. Get someone through the Draft? Brandon Weeden, Brady Quinn, Colt McCoy. And I just want to type Spergon Wynn… It’s all been tried already. The only thing that hasn’t been tried is sticking to someone and letting him grow. We threw Tim Couch to the wolves and it destroyed him.

I want true stability. I want the team to have an overall plan and strategy and stick to it. And I want Johnny Manziel to be a success. Why anyone would root for him to crash and burn while he wears your team’s colors I just don’t get. Plus, the NFL already has one Ryan Leaf, we don’t need another…

Fresh new interview released…

Greetings to all my friends across the great lands of Earth…

On April 1st, French journalist Jacque Le Coq returned to visit me and we had a lengthy conversation regarding many different topics. Interview touches on baby Clementine, Comedy Central, Michael Kelley, my faith, and of course the Awakening!!!

I invite you to take some time and enjoy the dialog…

The Awakening is here… Rejoice!!

You will hear more from me soon…

~Hegedus

“The Awakening” – Coming soon…

As the simple signs of Spring begin to drop more than just subtle hints of a new time of rebirth, I bid you all great tidings!!

I am before you a humble man; a man who has been blessed in countless ways, ways that upon reflection are bountiful yet in times of sorrow forgotten…

For it has been a bitter and harsh winter, and Mother Nature is still fighting to keep some of the temperatures around… but soon it shall all begin again, the cycle returns, and life shall be reborn from soil… the sun will shine its rays and allow them to touch us with more warmth, the waters will welcome us with friendly waves, the animals shall run amok with renewed vigor… Springtime, renewal, rebirth, creation…

The Awakening!!

The fight has been long my friends, the struggles have had their grips for what seems to be an eternity… I cannot begin to tell you the trials big and small, the battles large and minuscule, the emotions deep and dark…

One must work for the betterment of oneself… one must work to create and to fix broken bonds… one must reach out to help those that cannot do it for themselves… but most importantly, one must stay true to his or her own heart and mind and ideals…

We sometimes get lost, worrying about the details instead of the whole… One must know the vision long-term and be sure to make the proper steps each day to reach the Omega… The fog and the dirt and the dust and the filth have all clouded my vision… But alas, I am working to clear out and focus, like becoming mentally Claritin clear (free plug)…

It’s been too long, and nature does not wait for procrastination… Progress must be forged… and it will… The only constant in life is change… and I welcome it…

You will hear more from me soon, as the mental factory is working overtime in producing sweet nectar of concentrated comedic ideas and content…

Spring is upon us, I welcome you in joining me in the celebration… For there is much joy in the world around us, we must only let it inside…

I wish all who read this much spiritual success during this beautiful time…

~Hegedus

Cleveland Comedy Festival shows…

Greetings to you my little flock of proud seagulls…

I write to you today to let you know that I will again be participating in the Cleveland Comedy Festival… I will be hosting two shows so if you are coming out to the festival, stop by one of my two shows and say “hi”…

Alas, my two shows are:

Wednesday, November 19th – 9PM
Sachsenheim Hall
7001 Denison Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102

Thursday, November 20th – 7:30PM
Comedy Festival Prelim Show
Kennedy Theater
Playhouse Square, Downtown Cleveland

This first snow is starting to stick, and the holiday season is once again upon us… Come be a part of the joy…

~Hegedus

Downtown Cleveland Shows in November!!

Hegedus Pickwick flyer NOV 14

Greetings to all on this crisp fall evening…

I write to each of you from the depths of the 216 to bring you info regarding shows I will be participating in during the 11th month of 2014…

As you can see above, I will be appearing for two nights at Hilarities 4th Street Theatre inside of Pickwick and Frolic on East 4th Street!! I will be featuring for the very funny Vince Morris…
Wednesday 11/5/14 – 8:00 PM showtime
Sunday 11/9/14 – 7:00 PM showtime

Also, I am excited to state that I will once again get to be a part of the Cleveland Comedy Festival this year… I will be hosting a prelim show for the contest portion of the festival… This show I am hosting will be at the Kennedy Theater inside Playhouse Square…
Thursday 11/20/14 – 7:30 showtime

Hope to see as many of you as possible… Christmas Ale is now out, so Tis the Season… Let us celebrate and be merry this November…

~Hegedus

Something Dada turns 20!!

Greetings all!!

It is with much pleasure that I get to officially state that I will be performing at the Something Dada 20th Anniversary show this Saturday night!! I haven’t gotten to perform on a Dada stage in quite some time, so it will be nice to get to shake off some of the rust from my improv roots… If you have never been to a Dada anniversary show, well they are the bee’s knees… it is a total party… and the show will be wild… just looking forward to an all-around great night of comedy… Details below…

Something Dada – 20th Anniversary Show
Saturday October 25th, 2014
Pre-show: 7:00 PM  Showtime: 8:00 PM
at the Beck Center for the Arts
17801 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107

Looking forward to seeing some old friends and having a great time… Hope to see you guys out on Saturday night… ~ Hegedus