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  • David Barish Gets Ridiculous...

    David Barish has spent years listening to  stories in  his  day gig as a lawyer  representing  injured  workers. He  has been telling  them since  his  parents came home and asked, "What  happened  here?" Since  then he has abandoned  fiction  and   he  has been telling  true stories. He has  done so for  many local shows including Story Sessions, Is this a Thing? That's All She Wrote,  Homewood Stories, Tenx9, Serving  the Sentence, Story Club, The Thread Reading Series and  Essay Fiesta.  He  has one  of those tiny cups from Write Club and is co-host of  Do Not Submit-Evanston.  

    Three things you might not know about David...

    1. I am extemely ticklish to the point  where I have threatened violence when  my kids were little and tried to  tickle me. We came close to  having  a DCFS situation. The hair stands up on  the back of my neck when  my wife winks at me and whispers,  "goochie goo."

    2. I  like to  throw things.  I was a pitcher when I  was a  youth and  before I stopped growing  vertically. I like to  ball up  my socks and toss them into the laundry basket, sling the newspaper from  the end of the  driveway to the front  porch and throw snowballs as if I  am  a  gunslinger in the  old west.  I  play disc golf to relax and  get  to  run up and throw a frisbee as far as I  can  and then slow my heart rate down to concentrate on  putting it into a  basket.

    3. I  could  eat  pizza every day. I would  alternate between New York and  Chicago  style and  then  vary the toppings in order to keep  from getting bored. When  I  was a kid the  notion  of a  hot  fudge  pizza  came into my head which  kept  me  laughing  for  days (hey I was a  kid and strange things make kids  laugh).   I  am still wondering about making  a dessert pizza and my mouth is  watering just  thinking about these things. My higher  functioning self helps me keep this  from becoming  a reality but then again...