Mailbox: Exciting Theatre News About Phil the Void!

Holy smokes!  Have you heard?  Phil Van Hest, aka Phil the Void, aka the hilarious, long-time Indy Fringe performer who has been comfortably based in Los Angeles the whole time I have known him, aka the beloved purveyor of gnome saying bumper stickers and BattleCat trading cards,  is definitely MOVING TO INDIANAPOLIS this spring!

Yup, it is TRUE, not just a rumor mentioned by Lou Harry on his blog last August.  Phil and his sparkly, mud-wrestling girlfriend, Noelle, are moving here.  To live.

The rumor about Phil running for mayor is still unconfirmed, however.

I am laughing out loud with delight, just thinking about all of it.  Oh, my, goodness:  Indianapolis will never be the same again.

I think if you follow the massive link below, you will be able to read his whole irreverent newsletter that tells about their decision to move:

But if that link doesn’t work, you can go to and sign up for his newsletter.  Maybe he will send you the most recent one right away.

In the meantime, you might be interested to read what I have written about Phil’s Indy Fringe show every year since 2007:

2007 (one of my first official – ie, on a media pass – reviews for Indiana Auditions, pre-blog) – “Phil the Void

2008 – “Phil the Void: Comedy Over Quality

2009 – “Phil the Void: the Great Brain Robbery” (scroll down)

2010 – “Phil the Void: Spontaneous Dumbustion” (scroll down)

Holy, holy smokes.  Phil the Void is moving to Indy.

(Seriously, this is great news.  Welcome, Phil and Noelle!)

‘See you at the theatres…

Hope Baugh – and

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