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2013 in Review

Date: Sunday, January 5, 2014
Category: News

January
MAASTRICHT! City trip & speaking gig in Lanaken. ‘How to Be Orange’ for the CDA crowd. First time the kids sat through a 5-course meal. With Phil Collins music in background.
HOTEL NACHT. ‘How to Be Orange’ for the American Hotel.
SNOW STORM & gigging in Rotterdam.
LAST SHOW at Boom Chicago Leidseplein Theater.
STEVE HUGHES TOUR. Gigging with a very cold Australian comic. Including a now-infamous trip to a NATO airbase in Germany.

February
BEHIND DUTCH HEADLINES. After many attempts at raising a budget for a weekly Dutch News program, the trick turned out to be No Budget.
SUPERBURGER. Touring my third solo show, hitting Amsterdam in Griffioen.
NUFFIC. ‘How to Be Orange’ to help keep international students in the Netherlands.

March
VOICEOVER for Caro Emerald tour.
BUYING a car – upgrading our share car to a new BMW.
ROZENTHEATER – performing at the new Boom Chicago theater space. It’s big.
HOSTING ‘English Breakfast Radio’ on AmsterdamFM Thursdays off & on.

April
VOICEOVER Fascinating Friesland. Upstart promo campaign went viral.
VOICEOVER Waka Waka Power. Acting as spokesman for solar-powered flashlight / recharger for first-world agdget freaks and third-world needy folks.
PETE JOHANSSON TOUR. Onstage, he’s bitter & misanthropic. Offstage, he’s worse. Much worse. We survived a week on the road and had our best tour yet.

May
CHICAGO. Watching the King’s Investiture from the Dutch Consulate in Chicago.
PERFORMING ‘How to Be Orange’ for Dutch Club Chicago.
HOSTING Shell Eco-Marathon at Ahoy, Rotterdam.
PREMIERE. My brother Daniel Noah takes his film ‘Max Rose’ to Cannes & I invited myself.

June
WRITING ‘How to Be Orange’ the book.
20-YEAR ANNIVERSARY Boom Chicago
HOSTING Quiz Nite XL in Eindhoven for Technology Week.

July
FINAL DRAFT ‘How to Be Orange’ the Book
BEACH CLUB peformance ‘How to Be Orange’ at Scheveningen.
VACATION in France.

August
PILGRIMAGE to Edinburgh Fringe Festival as booker / journalist
PREMIERE ‘How to Be Orange’ solo show on HumorTV + travelogue Edinburgh Fringe for HumorTV + ‘Greg Presents’ episodes with Steve Hughes, Anil Desai, Pete Johansson.
PERFORM ‘How to Be Orange’ for New Students Erasmus, VU, Radboud

September
BOOK LAUNCH ‘How to Be Orange’ at Den Haag FeelatHomeFair
SUPERBURGER begins its second season
DEATH of Dara Faizi & having to perform that night in Eindhoven

October
BRENDON BURNS TOUR Beginning and ending with as much barbequed meat as possible.
SPEAKING for B2B event. My first time being introduced as ‘Author, How to Be Orange.’
BOOK LAUNCH event Amsterdam at American Book Center

November
PREMIERE ‘Delete Zwarte Piet Niet’ at Boom Chicago
VIDEO for REDFOO behind the scenes at EMAs
BOOK event Den Haag American Book Center

December
HOSTING annual meeting Booking.com for 2500 people in Rai
APP kickoff. Quizmaster for new app: ‘The Quickest Quiz’
ORGANIZING, HOSTING, MODERATING my book event ‘THE BIG ORANGE YEAR’ in De Balie.

& New Years Eve at home… Phenomenal 2013. Can’t wait for 2014