Show Dates

Geeks Who Drink - Pub Quiz 
Every Wednesday at 7:00pm
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tractor Brewery - Four Hills
Every Thursday at 7:00pm
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Palmer Brewery & Cider House

Thursday, October 25th - 7pm
Duke City Story Slam: YIKES!
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Red Door Brewery Downtown

Saturday, October 27th - 7pm
Stranger Things Carnival & Reptilian Lounge
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tractor Brewery - Wells Park

Friday, November 2nd - 8pm
First Friday's Comedy Contest
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tractor Brewery - Wells Park

Saturday, November 3rd - 10pm
Hip Hop & Comedy
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Guild Cinema

Friday, November 9th - 8pm
Party Hard Wrestling
Mesa, Arizona
The Nile Theater

Friday, November 16th - 10pm
Headliners Comedy (HEADLINING)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Red Velvet Underground Rhino

Friday, November 17th - 6pm
The Dinner Detective
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Marriott Uptown

Friday, December 7th - 8pm
First Friday's Comedy Contest

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tractor Brewery - Wells Park

Sunday, December 16th - 7pm
Improv Student Showcase
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Box



Design Portfolio

I was introduced to graphic design when I was around 8 or 9 years old by my aunt Kay (Pansy) and her boyfriend, pretty much my uncle, Bob.  I played around with clipart and very basic graphic programs like MS Paint.  I did a one-day “Internship” in elementary school where I got to go to Kinkos and play with all of their print equipment.  My sophomore year of high school I took my first of many computer graphics classes and scored a job at APS Graphics, which was essentially a copy shop for the Albuquerque Public Schools.  The job was a cool experience, but I quickly found that I had very few creative tasks assigned to me, and a lot of tedious tasks like binding school calendars and copying teachers’ lesson plans.  After the APS stint, I went on to work at a custom t-shirt shop at the mall, where I got to help design clothing for customers.  I learned tons about layout and composition, and how to make a little go a long way by using leftover material to piece together my own t-shirts that I would then take and sell at my comedy shows.

At the University of New Mexico I took a class or two in graphic design, squeezed between my theatre, media arts, psychology, and communication classes.  This is when I started falling in love with art and trying to use everything I learned towards my “art”…be it design, theatre, photography, filmmaking, or standup comedy.  I learned a good deal about the technical aspects of programs like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator by taking classes, but I learned tons more by playing with online tutorials or just messing around with photos and techniques on my own.

Today I try to look at the composition of everything as a whole.  I am often inspired by things I never would have thought would lead to art, be it the way the sun shines off of a Colt 45 can in the parking lot behind my loft that gives me a new idea for a flyer, or a fly buzzing around the urinal at a dirty dive bar that sparks a new comedy bit for my standup act.  Art and inspiration for art is everywhere, so no matter what type of mood I’m in, I always try to keep my eyes, mind, and heart open.

                                                                                                               ~Rusty Rutherford