On December 2, 2018, I performed a one-time only monologue, “Ed Novak’s Harrisburg” at Harrisburg Improv Theater. Thank you to Anna Novak and another member of the audience who shared video evidence of this performance.
A lone troubadour reflects on how gay marriage destroyed his traditional marriage. Just kidding! This is satire.
That Funny Feeling (Boomer Version)
A baby boomer's interpretation of Bo Burnham's ode to generational angst.
Christmas in the Room
Song by Sufjan Stevens. Performed by Third Ed Novak
“Diet Mountain Dew” [Yet Another Version]
Diet mountain dew, baby, New York City Have you ever seen a girl so pretty? Do you think we'll be in love forever? Do you think we'll be in love?
God is a Middle-Aged Woman
“God is a Middle-Aged Woman” was originally recorded by Ezra Furman and the Harpoons in 2007. Ezra Furman was 21 years old. This song always astonished me, partly because of the youth of its composer and partly because of its depth and wisdom.
Nobody Took Your America Away: Labor Day 2010
If your fair town cannot hold a parade this Labor Day, you can enjoy Greenbelt, Maryland's parade from 2010. What a celebration of all that we share. In the midst of everything, it's just a joyful reminder that no one took your America away. It's always been here, if you just open your eyes.
Novak Agonistes: A Remembrance of Things Past
It was interesting to learn on New Year's Day in 2016 about a mobile phone app called 1 Second Everyday, which was invented by Cesar Kuriyama. This app allows you to record a 1-second video each day and create a mashup along a timeline: a week, a month, a season, or, in my case, the entire year of 2016.
The 95 Feces
This short YouTube film is based on a true story, we see Martin Luther as a modern-day theologian struggling to understand the will of God, who apparently has an issue with mumbling…