STARS IN THE ALL-NEW STAND-UP SPECIAL
"IRKED AND MIFFED"
WORLD PREMIERING SATURDAY, APRIL 26 AT 11:00 P.M.*
NEW YORK, April 7, 2008 -- Get ready for stand-up comedy straight from the wild, wild Midwest! Drew Hastings stars in the all-new stand-up special, "Drew Hastings: Irked and Miffed," debuting Saturday, April 26 at 11:00 p.m.
Deftly balancing a seemingly endless supply of angst with self-deprecating humor, Midwest cult favorite Drew Hastings certainly has a style of his own. Get to know the 6�6� tall comic�dressed, as always, in his trademark black suit and horn-rimmed glasses�as he demystifies middle-aged sex, life on a farm and the American craze for prescription drugs in the World Television Premiere of his one-hour special!
Hastings moved from Ohio to Los Angeles in the early 1990�s, where he was quickly noticed by the entertainment industry. His acting talent landed him a number of guest-starring roles and he has done television pilots for some of the big networks including Fox, NBC and HBO. He has also made many stand-up appearances on television and is one of a very elite group of comedians to have received a standing ovation on �The Tonight Show.�
Hastings' storied and colorful life has been the subject of three different one-person shows, �Commencement Speech,� �Life & Other Short Stories� and �The Business of Living,� a satire of the success/motivational industry. His character from that show, Jack Freeman, found an immediate cult following in Los Angeles, and in 2001 caught the attention of the nationally syndicated "Bob and Tom Radio Show," where the hilarious Freeman was introduced to a much wider national audience.
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