Nick Offerman: American Ham


2013, 78 minutes, color, U.S.A.

If you like your ham hot and steamy with a sexy side dish of full-bellied laughter, come and dine at the comic feast laid out by the one-and-only Nick Offerman. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer screened as Toy’s House in last year’s U.S. Dramatic Competition) returns to the Sundance Film Festival for the second year in a row with this live taping of Offerman’s one-man show from the Town Hall theatre in New York.

In Nick Offerman: American Ham, the humorist widely known for his breakout role as Ron Swanson in NBC’s Parks and Recreation serves up “10 Tips for a Prosperous Life”—tips that run the gamut from “carry a hanky” to “have a relationship with Jesus Christ…if it gets you laid.” And, of course, if it does get you laid, you can always use that hanky to clean up the spunk. These are but morsels in a full-on comedy banquet of philosophical anecdotes, irreverent songs, and practical woodworking tips served up saucy by one very talented comic ham, complete with minor nudity.

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Screenwriter: Nick Offerman

Executive Producers: Nick Offerman, Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Producer: Julien Lemaitre

Cinematographers: Matthew Garrett, Ross Riege

Editors: Josh Schaeffer, Alex Gorosh

Sound Designer: Scott McGuigan

Frop Supplier: J.R. “Bob” Dobbs

Principal Cast: Nick Offerman

About the Director

Jordan Vogt-Roberts directed and executive-produced the film The Kings of Summer, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Before that, he won awards for his commercial and Web work and directed the acclaimed short film Successful Alcoholics, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and subsequently screened at more than 30 festivals worldwide, including SXSW and AFI. Hailing from the ruins of Detroit but currently living in Los Angeles, Vogt-Roberts also loves dachshunds.


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