Celebs come out in full force for Harold & Carole Pump Foundation

Special guest Derek jeter

Special guest Derek jeter

Today Retro Brand has the honor of speaking with Dana Pump.  To date, Dana and his identical twin brother David , have raised over 7 Million dollars through the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation which they founded with their Mom Carole back in 2000 to honor their late father who had lost his fight with cancer in the same year.  Dana and David would lose their beloved Mother in 2012.  The foundation seeks to raise funds to combat cancer by creating awareness, establishing treatment programs, and helping to find a cure for this terrible disease.  I had the chance to ask Dana a few questions while working for Retro Brand at their 2015 Celebrity Golf Tournament followed by the star studded  fundraising dinner a few weeks ago and here’s what we discussed…

Andy:  Before we take on the serious stuff, let’s talk about your talent on the Golf Course.  Actually it wasn’t golf, but specifically your attempting to score at the Retro Brand Corn Hole game at the first hole and coming up a little short… What’s your take on that Dana?  On a positive note, Rick Barry, Aaron Boone, Donovan McNabb, Norm Nixon, Jim Plunkett, and Ozzie Smith all made their shots which scored as automatic donations from Retro Brand to your foundation.

Dana:  My take is that those guys all cheated (laughs), but I’m happy they scored for the foundation.  I’m glad the guys had fun with it..  McNabb took the corn hole game more serious than the golf.  It was great.

Dana in action and with wife Leah and Donavan McNabb.

Dana in action and with wife Leah and Donavan McNabb.

Andy:   I did see some of them step over the throwing line but we let it slide.. Throughout the course of the most unforgettable evening dinner ceremony, it seems as if every celebrity speaker spoke to your insurmountable tenacity and refusal to take “no” for an answer when it came to bringing the very biggest names in the sports and entertainment industry under one roof where others surely would have failed.  How do you do it?

Dana:  My Mom.  It’s that simple.  My love for my Mom & Dad and my passion for this cause is what drives me.

Home Run for Aaron Boone with eyes closed, Moses Malone finger rolls his in, Ozzie Smith flips his in, and Rick Barry scores underhand free-throw style/

Home Run for Aaron Boone with eyes closed, Moses Malone finger rolls his in, Ozzie Smith flips his in, and Rick Barry scores underhand free-throw style.

Andy:  Can you share a few details on some of the success stories that have become reality due to the funds raised through the foundation?

Dana:  Having the overwhelming support of Denzel & Pauletta Washington over the years has helped fuel the success of the foundation, and my brother and I are so grateful.

David and Dana with Denzel Washington.

David and Dana with Denzel Washington.

Andy:  In addition to your foundation, You oversee a successful Collegiate Athletic service, and a series of successful basketball camps.  On your company website, you rightfully promote your “…extensive rolodex of sports-industry contacts” as the backbone behind your success.  I witnessed first hand the depth of that rolodex at the dinner with many of the world’s top athletes past & present in attendance; Bo Jackson, Oscar Robertson, Steve Nash, Derek Jeter, Artis Gilmore & Oscar DeLa Hoya, to name a very few.  I’m not one to get star-struck, but this event left me dumbfounded.  Obviously you’re not one to be easily frazzled, but has there ever been a celebrity who simply made you lose your cool in his or her presence, and could you tell us who?

Dana:  The most interesting man in the world (that would be actor Jonathan Goldsmith, the Dos Equis beer guy).  Him and Gabby Douglas.  She just blew me away with what she did in the Olympics and is just a super sweet girl.

Andy:  An unlikely duo but a great one for sure!  The Double Pump Day Camp, and High School Boy’s West Coast All-Star Camps, have the reputation for being some of the premier instructional and recruiting camps in the country.  Guys like Baron Davis, Luke Walton, & Chauncey Billups are just a few who became NBA stars that have laced em’ up for you. Can you describe how it feels to know you had a hand in mentoring many of the NBA’s best?

Retro Brand model Jo with   Retro Brand CEO Marc Herman.

Retro Brand model Jo with Retro Brand CEO Marc Herman.

Dana:  Being able to see them come up from when they were just kids has been fantastic.. All great guys, and all gentlemen.

Andy:  Speaking of gentlemen, Retro Brand CEO Marc Herman is a member on the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation Board of Directors.  I know you and David are big fans of Marc and his gear.  What is it you love so much about the brand?

Dana:  The shirts are the top of the line.  Not like the other stuff out there.  You know, they’re really soft and have those cool retro logo’s.  As for Marc, he gives from his heart. Year in, year out, he has always been there for us giving generously – a stand up guy and true friend.

I’d like to thank Dana as well as David for their time and hosting such an outstanding event for a great cause.  Please give what you can by visiting the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation.

We want YOU …to be a Retro Brand Ambassador!

We want you!

We want you!

If you’ve ever bought or received a Retro Brand shirt, chances are you had to tell others how much you loved it.  We want you to tell even more people about our swell shirts (and be rewarded with more Retro Brand merchandise) so we are building a team of Retro Brand Ambassadors.”  We’ve got some really awesome folks already, but we want even more people to spread the word about how great our t-shirts are.

What’s in it for you?  You get a **FREE** Retro Brand t-shirt for starters.  You also get the opportunity to earn another new shirt each month.  You get your fine and fierce face featured all over social media. You have a blast.

Our Brand Ambassadors are sports, music and nostalgia fans.  They love their school.  They love getting out and living life, having a good time, and being with friends and family.

If this is you and you want to help spread the word and get cool free stuff, then let us know!  Complete and submit the application form.  We will be in touch with you to let you know if you are chosen.

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Boys will be Beys. Beyonce cuts it up for style sake.

Yes, we know Girls run this mother.  And Beyonce cuts the men up not just in her lyrics, but in her styling too.  As in taking some of our classic mens tees and cropping them into tanks.  Exhibit A:  The Houston, Texas native proudly reps her home state in this Mens Lone Star Beer tee cropped to suit her personal preference.  For those not adept with scissors, we do offer the same shirt in womens here.  On closer review, it looks like she just tucked the mens shirt in, lol!  Woopsie!  She did however, definitely cut up……

….exhibit B:  Beyonce has had many musical infuences from Michael Jackson, Sade, Anita Baker and Prince to Lauryn Hill and Adele.  But you wouldn’t guess Johnny Cash, would you?  Apparently so as she’s seen on the go below in a cropped up classic Cash.  Mens tee again and available here.

Of course cuttin’ up the men is nothing new when it comes to crop tops and here are just a few more of our faves posted by Retro Brand fans;  First is an Aerosmith tee from our friends at Gotham Division clothing….

….and then an Instagram post by @Suzannabananaa wherein she Incredibly Hulked out her MARVEL classic.  We love all of these cut ups and suggest you become your own fashion superhero and break out them shears too (..be careful out there)!!

Tag your Retro Brand photo’s #RetroBrandWins to Win!

That’s pretty much it…  We’re looking for Retro Brand fans who want to win more of their favorite things like Retro brand tees, truckers, and tanks.   Simply tag your Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter photo’s with #RetroBrandWins.  We’ll pick our 3 favorites and award each with a $50 Retro Brand Gift Card.  The contest will last through Memorial Day so start posting.  You can enter as many times as you like.  Winners will be announced on our Social Media platforms Tuesday, May 26th.  Have fun & let’s see what you got!

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#RETROBRANDWINS

Retro Brand releases Troy Aikman UCLA Authentic Throwback Jersey

Back on November 28th, legendary quarterback Troy Aikman had his #8 UCLA Bruins football jersey officially retired at the Rose Bowl.  The jersey presented, and now hanging in the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame is an exact authentic replica of what he wore on the field for the Bruins when he led them to a 20-4 record during the 1987 and 1988 seasons.

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Troy Aikman speaking at his UCLA Jersey retirement ceremony. Jersey’s by Retro Brand (photo: Richard Mackson, USA Today Sports)

Throwback jersey connoisseurs rejoice; Retro Brand has taken their retro College knowledge and applied that expertise to reproduce that same UCLA Troy Aikman jersey right here in the U.S.A., and now you can own one too.

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Aikman in action. Detail oriented player. Detail oriented jersey.

A few of the finer details include sewn on double stitched tackle twill numbers, sewn in shoulder stripes, dazzle mesh shoulders & sleeves with sewn on AIKMAN nameplate and exclusive sewn on Legends Collection jocktag with UCLA helmet & Troy Aikman signature likeness.  Normal retail for price for this jersey is $200, but you can take advantage of our introductory price of $140 for a limited time and order your Troy Aikman authentic here.

But that’s not all….. Jersey not your thing?  No problem; we also have several Troy Aikman tees to round out the collection.

Troy Aikman UCLA Legends tee collection

Troy Aikman UCLA Legends tee collection

Many of you know that after UCLA, Troy went on to an illustrious pro football career with the Dallas Cowboys, setting over 45 team records while leading them to 3 Super Victories before ending up a first ballot NFL Hall of Famer in 2006.  Troy is currently a sports announcer/analyst for FOX Sports.  You can learn more about Troy and the Troy Aikman Foundation by visiting his Troy Aikman Enterprises website

Will Ferrell & Retro Brands’ Six Degrees of Separation

Bart & Will side by side Senior year 19??

Bart & Will side by side Senior year 19??

15 Years ago I owned a retail shop named Distant Replays which specialized in selling vintage merchandise from the NFL, MLB, NHL & NBA as well as defunct teams such as the old ABA, NASL, Negro Leagues, the WHA and many more.  I loved it.  One day I got a call from a man with his own line of vintage branded gear called Moonlight Graham which manufactured apparel from most of these same leagues past & present.  His description of what he sold had me more than interested so I asked to see his catalog.  I loved it.  I ordered, I sold, and all was good..   All that is good didn’t last forever however, and after successful runs that lasted over a decade for Distant Replays & Moonlight, they both eventually became defunct.  I landed firmly on my feet with Retro Brand in 2009.  Had lost touch with Bart until I found out he was recently hired as the Retro Brand Creative Director.  WHAT?!! Perfect!  A small world indeed and amazing how things had come full circle.  What else is amazing?  Our newly minted creative Director has known Will Ferrell his whole life and never even mentioned it.  Let’s find out more….

Andy:  First off, congratulations on joining the Retro Brand team.  I am floored and so excited that you’re on board knowing what I know about how much you know!  Tell us a little bit about how you ended up here?

Bart:  Thanks, I am extremely excited to be formally involved with the company, and for us to be working together again after so many years.

Retro was actually a friendly competitor of mine in the early to mid 2000’s, so I’ve been watching the company since its start.  I got to really know Marc (Marc Herman, Retro Brand CEO) when we opened the second incarnation of Moonlight retail stores in 2011.  Retro Brand was our #1 tee shirt line in the stores, and I ended up doing some behind the scenes design work for Retro the last few years.  As time marched on Marc and I realized that it just made sense for me to shed all the other stuff I had going on to dive into Retro full time as its a perfect fit for both of us. I’ve spent the past twenty years researching & creating apparel based on classic american licensed properties, and Retro does a better job than anyone of putting killer vintage stuff out there.

Andy:  Glad you guys came to your senses!  So a few weeks ago #FerrellTakesTheField was trending on Twitter, Facebook and everywhere else due to the actor/comedian playing for 10 teams in one day during Spring Training.  The article that was on Mlb.com featured an old photo of Ferrell and YOU!!  Basically your cover was blown.  All the years we’ve known each other and no mention?  Explain yourself, sir…

Bart:  I met Will on our Little League team in 6th grade.  We hit it off immediately and played baseball & basketball together through junior high, and baseball, basketball & football together all through high school.  Will and I both looked at going to Chapman University in Orange, but Will got into USC and the rest is history.  I am beyond ecstatic for everything that has happened to Will w/ his career, but I never really felt the need to broadcast to the world that we grew up together.  Sorry for not telling you sooner, I hope you still hold me in high regard even after holding this tidbit out from you.
Yep, the Schmenge Brothers.  Bart (L), Will (R)

Yep, the Schmenge Brothers. Bart (L), Will (R)


Andy:  Higher regard sir, higher!  Might you be able to share a few stories (or shed light on) about you and Will that foreshadowed his career path aside from the schmenge brothers?

Bart:
  One of the things that really bonded Will and I was that our parents were pretty much the only ones willing to let their kids stay up to watch not only Saturday Night Live, but also SCTV (which was on 1am-2am on Saturday nights).  Being that no one else stayed up that late, we could show up to school on Monday and act all that stuff out for everyone.  We spent every weekend dissecting HBO comedy specials and Steve Martin and the SNL record.  By the time we got to senior year of high school we had an array of characters, and we took over the schools morning announcements – doing each announcement in different voices.  Everyone loved it except for a few administrators who felt we were turning the ASB’s sale of M&M’s into a SNL sketch that was sure to corrupt the young minds of University High School.

In hindsight I probably should have used at least some of that high school time for homework, as between the comedy and the three sports the schoolwork itself always seemed to be what got left behind.  Through college we toyed with comedy and attended a few open mikes, but by the end of Will’s time at USC he had decided he wanted to dive into comedy full time and joined Groundlings (infamous improv troupe in LA).  At that point I had a good paying job in the clothing business and had met my future wife and just couldn’t afford to drop it all to move to LA to go after the comedy thing, but there was never a doubt in my mind that if Will was given the opportunity to do comedy as a career he’d own it, and that was clear from his very first Sunday show at Groundlings.  The day he made it on SNL was beyond mind-blowing – you just couldn’t believe that this childhood fantasy had become a reality for him, it was like Fletch’s dream of playing for the Lakers coming true.

Bart Holds, Will kicks.

Bart Holds, Will kicks.

Andy:  Just an incredible story, Bart.  You had uniquely joyful experiences with Will that was both of yours to own and cherish before he ever became a star.  The rest as they say (and as you said they say) is history that you’ll forever be tied to.

Let’s go back to when we first met which was in 1998.  What, when, why did you get into the Retro Apparel arena?

Bart:  
Much like yourself, I am a fanatical sports nut.  My dad always took us around to flea markets & swap meets as a kid, and I think the “vintage” thing just seeped into my pores at a very young age as I collected baseball cards and old advertising signs and programs and such.  My dad played football at Arizona State before joining the Marines, and my baseball fanaticism can be directly traced to meeting Willie Mays in 1973 at the age of 5, but that’s a different story for another day.

When I had my first real design job at Reyn Spooner (hawaiian shirts) in the mid-90’s I didn’t understand why no one had done a print shirt for the Dodgers or the Lakers or USC, so I just started cold calling schools and teams.  The Dodgers actually responded as the team buyer at the time wore Reyn Spooner shirts, and he challenged me to come up with a Dodgers hawaiian shirt, and I went about telling the history of the Dodgers on a piece of fabric.  Being a Dodgers psycho since 1974 it remains my favorite design job of all time, and the Dodgers sold thousands of the shirts.  Once we had the Dodgers shirt done, that led to doing 20-25 of the other MLB teams, and then we dove into 30-40 NCAA schools, and then the NFL, NBA, etc.  After a few years of the Hawaiian shirt thing the MLB licensing team challenged me again, this time to create a full collection of vintage MLB sportswear that could essentially be the Ralph Lauren or Lucky Brand of baseball, and that’s when I started Moonlight Graham.  We were really the first “better” licensed sports line out there & sold in Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdale’s and great stores like you had w/ Distant Replays.  I still get letters / emails to this day from ladies saying “you made the only sports stuff I’m not embarrassed to see my husband in”.  The past 4-5 years I have turned them on to Retro Brand and now it all comes full circle with my joining the company.

Bart brainstorming on the balcony.

Bart brainstorming on the balcony.


Andy:  I still have my Atlanta Braves Reyn Spooner shirt, thanks Bart.  
What are some of your favorite lines within the Retro Brand family, and would you be at liberty to tell us what our fans might be able to look forward to as far as anything new?

Bart:
 Well, my #1 thing has to be the defunct Minor League Baseball stuff like the SF Seals or Hollywood Stars, and I look to greatly expand on the vintage teams we offer as we move forward.  I’m also really into the new Marvel Comics shirts as that was a pet project that Marc and I worked on for a long time that has finally come to fruition.  My new task is to get us involved with a lot more rock bands, and we should have some major announcements coming very shortly.  Another killer project we are working on now is tying up a group of our favorite films and putting out a line of shirts commemorating these comedies & sports movies from our youth.  A little too early to get into exact details, but we know Retro Brand fans will blow a gasket when they see this stuff.

Andy:  Gasket blown sight unseen.  Again, so great to have you on board Bart & look forward to seeing Will, I mean you, soon.

Thanks to our Creative Director Bart for his time today, and be sure to keep your eyes out for all that groovy new retro gear coming to our website and a retailer near you soon.

Welcome to the 2015 Retro Brand Bracket Ballers Challenge!

RB1727_120_KANSASYou love College Basketball.  You love tournament time.  You love filling out Brackets (you hate bracket busters).  You love the chance of winning FREE Retro Brand gear. $1,000 worth is up for grabs;  Specifically a $500 Retro Brand Gift Card for a 1st place finish, $300 for 2nd place, and $200 for 3rd place.   You also love that you have nothing to lose because our contest is FREE to enter and no purchase is necessary.  It’s a no brainer.  So here’s all you have to do:

 1)  Sign up for an account with Retro Brand (unless you already have one).

2) Register for the 2015 Bracket Ballers Challenge by filling in the form to the right (below if using mobile device or small monitor screen).

3) Agree to receive the Retro Brand weekly newsletter which brings you the latest on new product releases, exclusive offers, sales, contests, and cool happenings.  If you aren’t feeling it after receiving for a few weeks, you can always opt out but we’re confident you’ll be feeling it.

4) Fill out your Brackets once we’ve updated the schedule on Selection Sunday evening, 3/15/15.  You’ll have until Thursday, 3/19/15, at Noon Eastern Standard time to complete.

5) Sit back, stand up, enjoy the games, and follow your progress.  Also check for Retro Brand shirt giveaway contests on our Social Media platforms throughout the tournament.

6) We’ll announce the winners the day after the final, 4/7/15, right here on the blog and all of our social media platforms.  Follow us!  Instagram Facebook Twitter

Enough of my yacking… GOOD LUCK!

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You can find the official Bracket Ballers contest rules here.

 

Stand Up & Retro Brand both a perfect fit for rising Comedian Peter Sers

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Peter in our Hollywood Stars tee at home on stage at the LAUGH FACTORY, Los Angeles.

“Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life son.” – Dean Vernon Wormer (“Animal House”)

Comedian Peter Sers must have taken this quote to heart.  He’s in great physical shape, doesn’t drink, and is far from stupid as his act is quick witted and smart from beginning to end.  I caught up with him recently to find out how he got into the biz & what keeps him fitting our shirts so damn well.

Andy:  When did you decide you wanted to become a Comedian?  Was it a life long ambition or something that kind of fell in your lap?

Peter:  I grew up watching comedians like Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, at a very early age, probably too early considering what the content they were talking about, but my parents allowed it. :).  As I got older, I found myself watching Def Comedy Jam, and I was a really big fan of Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle.  It wasn’t until I saw Dane Cook “Rough Around the Edges” that I envisioned myself as a comedian.  I really wanted to do it, but I was so scared to try it.  The idea of trying stand up was absolutely terrifying to me.  I also used to watch “Showtime at the Apollo” and I was terrified I would get booed off the stage.  I initially started out wanting to be a singer, and I was a professional dancer too, which led me to acting as well, so the performance aspect was already there.  I danced in front of thousands of people, with no fear, but that fear of bombing was still keeping me from attempting stand up.  It wasn’t until the love of my life, my girlfriend of four years, who cheated on me and broke my heart, left me alone, that I finally got the nerve to try stand up.  I was at my emotional low, and extremely depressed, I even sought the help of a therapist.  And then I met a girl who was a comedian and she invited me to a show she was in.  I went to the show, and some of the comedians were funny, some not, some were so-so, and I thought, “f$*k it, what do I have to lose?”  I can be so-so, and then just work to get better.  I took it as a sign that fate introduced me to her, for me to finally tackle my life long yearning of doing stand up, and so I did.  I got in contact with some people who did a weekly show at The World Famous Comedy Store.  I put my act together, six minutes, and I was absolutely terrified.  When I went up, I got decent laughs… I didn’t kill, but I got enough laughs to know I could work at it and get better.  The high I got from being on stage and getting laughs was unlike anything I had ever experienced before – it was like heroin and I knew I had to have more (disclaimer, I’ve never done heroin, but I hear that the first taste is very similar to those first laughs, I also do not condone heroin use).  Along with that amazing feeling I got from performing, being at clubs all the time, really helped me forget about the emotional pain I was going through, and it played a huge part in helping me deal with my depression.  It’s kind of hard to be depressed when you’re laughing all the time.  It came at the absolute right time in my life (Peter will be performing in the Belly Room of said World Famous Comedy store this Saturday, Feb 28 @10:30 so check him out!)

Andy:  Wow.  I guess your story gives true meaning to the old saying “laughter is the best medicine!”  What do you like most & least about performing?  Can you give an example for each?

Peter Perks?  Hangin' with some fans after another set (LA Aztecs tee!)

Peter Perks? Hangin’ with some fans after another set (LA Aztecs tee!)

Peter:   The thing I love the most about performing is that rush of adrenaline, or dopamine, or whatever that hormone is, I get when I’m getting laughs on stage.  Especially when I’m on a big show, or when there is a large crowd, or when I’m performing in a new venue in a new city, and I have absolutely no idea if they are going to like me or not, but then they do.  It’s absolutely amazing.  I’ve never done any kind of drugs whatsoever, but comedy is my drug, and it is very addicting.  What I hate the least about performing is the crappy bar shows we have to do to make a little money, or to work on our material.  Famous comedians have the luxury of already having established careers (and they’ve all earned it) so they can use a show at the Comedy Store or Carolines to work out new material, and if it doesn’t work, they still have a career.  But at the level I’m at, I’m constantly trying to win over fans, and grow my fan base, so I can’t just phone it in and test stuff out all the time, because for some people, they are judging my comedy on this performance.  Also, bar shows, are generally where hecklers are, or just people talking in the background, which makes it really hard to perform.  As comedians, those environments help us to develop that think skin we need, and gives us the muscles we need to think on our feet, and ad lib, etc, but it’s never fun for us.  I try to make the best out of every situation, and take it as a learning experience, but it’s not the best environment for comedy, or to get better.

Andy:  All the great one’s started out like this, right?  You’re next!  Do you see this as a stepping stone into acting/TV/Movies, etc?

Peter:  I started acting in college, and I knew it was something I wanted to do, so I’ve been an actor, much longer than I’ve been a comedian.  I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked on a few pretty cool projects.  Now that I’m a comedian though, I can say it has really helped my acting, because now I go into audition rooms completely fearless.  I don’t always book the jobs, but comedy has given me the courage to walk into any room unafraid.  I also think my acting background, and dance background, helped my comedy.  My act is very high energy, I’m not just a talking head, standing still, in front of a microphone.  I’m walking around the stage, I’m jumping, I’m painting pictures with my hands, I’m very much a performer, and I owe that to my dance and acting training.  I’m hoping that comedy will open more doors for my acting career.  I see so many comedians in movies now, and getting their own tv shows, and it really excites me about what the future has in store.

Andy:  All that moving around on stage obviously keeps you in good physical shape; we can tell your in “Cross-Fit” condition.  Do you find it’s important to be in good shape to handle the rigors of being a Comedian?

Peter:  First off, I hate Cross Fit (no joke there), but I have always been very passionate about fitness.  I played baseball my entire life, through college, and even post college.  Working out and eating right are very important to me.  I don’t want to be one of those fat comics, who’s miserable and unhealthy and tired all the time.  I take pride in not having the traditional “comedian body.”  Being fit and active helps me deal with many of the rigors of being a comic.  For one, the discipline of working out helps when dealing with some of the adversity we have to go through as comedians.  Also, in comedy, there are usually long road trips, because it’s cheaper to drive.  If I weren’t in good shape, those trips would be much harder to deal with.  Being in comedy clubs, and bars makes us also be surrounded by alcohol and bad food, but because I workout and eat well, it gives me the will power to pass on all that stuff.  I actually enjoy getting to a city I’m going to perform in, and going to their local gym and getting a great workout in before a show.  It de-stresses me, and rejuvenates my energy levels.  Every comedian has their road rituals.  Mine includes working out. Plus, I feel like being healthy will keep me from burning out, which can happen with the long nights we have, and also prolong my career.

Eating right at Roscoes Chicken and Waffles!  hey is that a beer?

Eating right at Roscoes Chicken and Waffles! Hey is that a beer?

Andy:  I don’t have a comedy act but I best get my fat arse to the gym!  Thanks for the inspiration..  We love that you LOVE Retro Brand gear.  How’d you find us, and what is that you love about our brand?

Peter:  I’ve always been a t shirt and jeans guy.  That’s kind of been my go to, a cool form fitting t shirt, a nice pair of jeans, and some cool sneakers, and finding ways to make that stylish.  As a comedian, I couldn’t help but notice so many other comics dressing like slobs, or then there are the ones who wear complete suits, which I appreciate, but it’s simply not me.  I wanted to find a brand I could identify with, that would represent my style and personality, and then I found a Retro Brand shirt at Moonlight Graham in Century City.  It had a vintage look, with a great fit, the fabric felt great, and I loved the throwback sports team shirts.  Being from LA, I take pride in being a native, and I’m always looking for ways to represent my city, especially when I’m touring.  Retro Brand had so many shirts that helped me show off my hard earned body a little, helped me rep my beloved city, and helped me showcase my style.

You showcase it well Mr. Sers and thanks for your time today.

People!  If you’re in LA, you MUST catch Peter perform.  Check out his upcoming dates and learn more about Peter by following him on Twitter @PeterSers or checking his website PeterSers.Com