Theatre & Radio Shows
Before turning almost entirely to the page...
Dave used to focus on the stage. He
wrote/hosted/produced live radio shows, cabarets, and storytelling showcases in Minnesota - and also wrote, performed, & toured solo shows, comedic and autobiographical.
The shows received many awards extremely important to you, including: Audience Encore Award, MN Fringe Fest; City Pages A-List; Best Solo Comedy, SF Fringe Festival, and...
Press plaudits included: "Must See!" -Pioneer Press "A big show... the chemistry is something everyone should have a chance to see." --l'etoile magazine. "Great actors and a host you can help but love... It's a great show. I can't think of a better thing for you to do." --Metro Magazine "Hot Ticket..." --The Pulse "The specificity with which he has crafted the show makes the experience all the more universal. An excellent writer, Mondy has good comedic timing and a clear sense of character."-MN Artists "Mondy's charisma and intelligence make the cabaret a delicious indulgence." -Pioneer Press "Dave keeps audience members twice his age laughing at his growing pains... keeps the story flowing like a book you can't put down." -Lumino Magazine
One early review, now lost to history, used the phrase "his slacker twisty limbs" to describe certain gestures endemic to Dave's comedic over-acting. Certain friends still occasionally ridicule Dave with this phrase. They're not wrong to do so. Here's a fun, embarrassing example from his early, commercial acting.