May Shows!

Hey — it only took me four months to publish my second blog post of the year! And it’s almost exactly the same as my first post!

Anyway, come see a show this month…


New Year: New Shows

Get the new year off to a great start by checking out one of my January shows!


Final Shows of the Year

Last chances for some Tom Musial Comedy goodness this calendar year! Tonight at 8p at Royal Place on Rte 88 — with Brad Ryan and Chuck Krieger. Tomorrow in Coraopolis with Sean Collier and Chuck Krieger. See you there!


Back to Bellevue — Saturday November 21

Way back in 2007 or so, I used to run an open mic at the Affogato Coffee Shop on Lincoln Avenue in Bellevue.

I stopped doing the open mic shortly after my fifth kid was born, and the coffee shop closed a few years later for reasons unrelated to my kids.

This weekend, I’m BACK on Lincoln Avenue in Bellevue, doing a show in the basement performance space at Grille 565. Coming along with me is fantastic comedian Derrick Knopsnyder.

More info is available in the flyer below. Come check it out!


Here We Go Again

After a three four-year hiatus, I’ve once again turned on the Tom Musial Dot Com blog.

I’m not sure why either.

But if you’re curious about what it was like being a struggling novice comedian in Pittsburgh from 2006 through 2011, you’ve come to the right place. Relive the excitement of the Bill Cowher era! Follow the links to obsolete MySpace profiles! Admire my shaved head and scraggly goatee! Taste the delicious Fish Sandwiches!

I Heart Fish Sandwiches

Nied's Hotel. February 25, 2011.
Nied’s Hotel, Lawrenceville, before the Billy Elmer & Friends comedy show.

I Heart Fish (Sandwiches)

Piper's Pub
Fish and Chips, Piper’s Pub, South Side

Another AFC Championship Game

So Mike Tomlin is now 2-for-4 in reaching the AFC Championship game during his tenure with the Steelers. His 50% average bests even Bill Cowher’s 40% average, which I lauded in this post from 2007.

It never fails to astound me how consistently good the Steelers have been for the past four decades (15 Championship Game appearances — the most of any team in either conference) and the Pirates can’t even luck into a winning season.


PS. Come see me this Friday at Mike Wysocki’s comedy showcase at the Corner Cafe. 18th Street South Side. 9pm. $5. NEW TAILGATING JOKES!

I Heart Fish Sandwiches in 2011

Mullen's on Carson
Mullen’s on Carson, South Side

I Heart Fish Sandwiches

Sewickley Eat-n-Park
Eat-n-Park, Sewickley. My last fish sandwich of 2010. Happy New Year!

A Holiday Lyrics Quiz

Mmmmmm. Christmas donuts....

The holidays are a time when you gamely try to resurrect old traditions, such as “enjoying snow” and “not getting aggravated.”

And no tradition is more in need of resurrection than the Tom Musial Dot Com Lyrics Quiz.

Here are lyrics from ten of my favorite winter/holiday songs, a surprising number of which contain prominent references to alcohol.

Post a comment with your guesses and you will gain the recognition of being the first commenter on this website in more than nine months.

10. Late December can drag a man down
9. Father yells, throwing the gifts in the wood stove.
8. Mom got drunk and dad got drunk.
7. Deer might fly. Why not?
6. She’s up and rock and rolling with the rest.
5. Maybe just a half a drink more.
4. You mean you forgot cranberries, too?
3. You’re a bum, you’re a punk. You’re an old slut on junk.
2. I saw your sister skatin’ on the lake this afternoon.
1. As I look around your eyes outshine the town.

Check out the playlist for the answers.

I Heart Fish Sandwiches

Rene's, East McKeesport
Rene’s, East McKeesport.

By far the largest fish sandwich of 2010. Three giant planks of fish.

I Heart Fish Sandwiches

Duke’s Station, Bethel Park

“Wedding Crashers” was right

Rule #39: The way to a woman’s bed is through the dance floor.

British science proves it!

Dancing in September

Two big fundraiser shows coming up in September:

  • On Thursday, September 23, I’ll be appearing in the finals of the Gilda’s Great Comic Search at the Improv in Homestead. This show is a fundraiser for Gilda’s Club of Western PA, a great organization that supports families of people fighting cancer. Tickets are $15. Contact the Improv for tickets and more information.
  • On Saturday September 25, I’ll be opening for Matt Wohlfarth at the Craftonian Hall (in Crafton) in a fundraiser for St. Philip School. Tickets are $25 and include beer!. You’ll never find a better deal in Crafton.

Despite the name of this post, these shows will include little or no dancing. If you would like to dance, watch this video: