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!

“Wedding Crashers” was right

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

British science proves it!

Big Ben Is Ruining the Economy

It’s not just under-aged college girls who suffer at the hands of Pittsburgh’s philandering quarterback.

Check out this life-size oil painting spotted in the window of a Sewickley art gallery:
Big Ben Painting

Now check out the asking price:


If you can’t read it, it says:

Was $15,000, now $10,000 $5,000.

Stupid Ben. Now even aspiring Leroy Neimans can’t make a living.

Farewell, Lent, and thanks for all the fish!

So another Lent has come and gone, and with it, the wonderful fish fry specials at all of the local parishes, firehalls, and social clubs. This is where I would make a sad face out of keyboard punctuation if I knew how.

Only 325 days to go until the next one!

Keep an eye on for some videos of my latest Lent/Easter/Fish Sandwich jokes. Coming soon!

(And a fond hello to everyone I’m going to meet at TEDxCMU.)

The Baton is Passed. (To me.)

Growing up, I was constantly asked, “Are you related to Hall-of-Fame Baseball Player Stan Musial?”

I’ve talked to other people with the Musial surname, and apparently, this happened ALL THE TIME.

(The answer, by the way, is: “No, I am not related.”)

Today, my son was asked, “Are you related to local comedian Tom Musial?”

At last, my plan for domination of the Musial name is starting to pay off! As my comedy empire expands, all of the world’s Musials will be subject to the question: are they fortunate enough to be related to ME!

Enough of Stan Musial and his three MVP awards and his three world series rings and his 3,630 hits and 475 home runs and 24 all-star games and designation as “baseball’s perfect knight.”

Stand aside, for here comes Tom Musial and his repertoire of juice box jokes!


Cool Free Art

Local artist Ali Spagnola has an ongoing project where she creates an original piece of art EVERY DAY and then GIVES IT AWAY FOR FREE.

However, if you can believe it, she is running out of people who want a free piece of art.

Check out her work (and the free art project) at

I learned about Ali after she did the artwork for my pal Tim Dimond’s recent CD.

Tim Diamond CD

Check out his stuff at

An Important Message for Pittsburgh Casting Directors

To this point in my nascent career as a performer and entertainer (ha!), I’ve concentrated mainly on stand-up comedy, and shied away from pursuits in filmed entertainment.

After all, I thought, who wants to see a fat bald yinzer on screen when they are trying to enjoy themselves at the movies?

Then, I finally got around to seeing the locally-made movie Adventureland. And what did I see?



Not only is he fat and bald, but he is wearing a 1976 Jack Lambert jersey.

Now where have I seen a fat bald yinzer in a Lambert jersey before? Hmmm. Let’s see. It’s on the tip of my tongue. Oh yeah, I remember:



Not only was I in full Lambert-jersey regalia, but I BROUGHT BLACK AND GOLD ZUBAZ PANTS TO THE PARTY! You don’t get any more yinzer than that!

One more thing: I WAS DRINKING ROLLING ROCK. (This was when Rolling Rock was still made in Latrobe – the home of Steelers training camp.)

For crying out loud: if any independent filmmakers or local casting directors need a fat bald yinzer for their next film, there is only one place to look. Right here: Tom Musial Dot Com.

Thank you for your time.

Ha! They’re Lame!

With apologies to Christine, here’s a little homage to Cleveland.

Note: Language NSFW

Thanks to Mondesi’s house.

A Thousand HD Frames Per Second Is Just Awesome

But why does the jello stay in the air so long after bouncing?

I-Movix SprintCam v3 NAB 2009 showreel from David Coiffier on Vimeo.

Here is the first SprintCam v3 showreel, made for NAB 2009 exhibition.
Mostly 1000FPS shots, made during a recent rugby competition in the Stade de France, Paris.

I’m Now On Twitter

After spending most of my life training myself to keep my thoughts and opinions safe in the privacy of my own head, I’ve decided to join Twitter.

Now all of my fleeting musings are subject to be unleashed on the Twittersphere.

Follow me using @TomMusial. The latest tweets also appear here at

Like you have something better to pay attention to?

PS. Come see me tonight at the Harmony Ridge Golf Club with Billy Elmer and other comedy friends! 9:00 pm. $10 at the door.

What up, MySpace Homies?

So I just installed a new plug-in at that should put a notification in my MySpace blog every time I add a new post here.

I wonder if it will really work?

Curses! Foiled by Recursiveness!

I’d like to write about how aggravated I get when Pittsburgh comedians complain about other Pittsburgh comedians.

But then I’d be a Pittsburgh comedian complaining about other Pittsburgh comedians.


Site Back Up

I’ve reactivated the nearly world-famous Tom Musial dot com.

No fancy new design as of yet.

Keep checking. I’ll be adding some back-dated entries.

I Heart Fish Sandwiches — and More!

My wife and I were discussing sandwiches, and during the conversation I realized that I have more than one favorite sandwich.

  • The Fish Sandwich is my favorite sandwich in the category of Bar and Restaurant food.
  • The corned-beef-and-coleslaw Rachel is my favorite sandwich in the category of Deli Sandwiches.
  • The Hot Italian Sausage Sandwich is my favorite sandwich in the category of outdoor venues, which include tailgates, picnics, parish fairs, family reunions, and rib fests.

If you see me at the Immaculate Conception parish fair this summer eating an Italian Sausage, don’t ask me why I didn’t have a fish sandwich. I’ll just refer you to my website.

Name That Quote — Answers

No fans have taken a crack at the Name That Quote contest from January 18. I guess that means the million-dollar prize will go unclaimed.

Anyway, the answers are after the jump.

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