You probably already know something about Nick Offerman.
Illinois native. Plays laconic meat-lover Ron Swanson on
Parks and Recreation. Owner of the
second-greatest mustache ever displayed in prime time. (But watch your back, Selleck.) As he prepares to
perform his one-man show
American Ham next month, we wanted to give you some other important data
on the man—and the ’stache.
He’s from a small town in Illinois called Minooka. Don’t mistake it for Pawnee.
“Pawnee would be more like a Joliet,” he says.
He has a BFA from the University of Illinois.
Don’t arrive late for his new show: it features minor nudity right at the top.
it really packs ’em in.”
It also features anecdotes, woodworking tips and songs. But it’s not stand-up comedy.
“I consider myself more of a humorist.”
He lived in Rogers Park in the mid-’90s. He knew Amy Poehler. But he had never seen an improv show
until his mid-30s.
His key to a good mustache:
“Rub a dollop of animal fat into your whiskers. Then comb.
He sells furniture and mustache combs on his woodworking website.
The mustache comb is his
He can also build you a canoe.
The one place he’d take Ron Swanson for a night on the town in Chicago:
Where he’d take himself:
Moody’s Pub for a cheeseburger. “It has a great courtyard.
It feels halfway to Middle Earth.”
He makes it back to Minooka a couple times a year.
“My family still treats me like the
jackass I am.”
in American Ham
at the Vic Theatre
3145 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60657