Who’s That Geek? It’s Tony DaCosta!


“The picture is of me on Halloween 2010 dressed as Rod Kimble from the movie Hot Rod. My mom helped me make the costume. I was 25 at the time.”

Internet: This is Tony. Your life is complete now.

Before I met Tony, my Twitter feed was a sad monotonous stream of nothingness. Now it is much better. Tony is an improv comedian, co-runs Scoresby Comedy, and makes weird videos of himself as Santa. Hm… maybe Tony can help me with becoming a super amazing YouTube celebrity. He also writes for Buzzfeed, occasionally. He is probably one of the funniest people I know. Ever. Oh, and this belong to him:


“Hi my name is Butler and I am on the Twitter.”

He was one of the very first people I followed on Twitter and become Internet friends with. We ended up hitting up NYCC 2012 together with him, again, dressed as that weird guy in the cape. In short, follow him on Twitter right now.

1. Who do you cast to play you (real or fictional person) in the movie about your life?
Steve Zahn because that guy was great in Saving Silverman

2. If you were a food, what would you be?
I love hamburgers, I just do. They’re so goddamn perfect and they taste great with beer and I feel like a fucking god when I eat them. If not then I would say take a 100% beer butcher fresh hot dog and wrap it in a slice of pizza.

3. Who is your geeky or comedy role model?
This is a tough one bc there’s so many people, but I think it would have to be Pee Wee Herman. I loved Pee Wee’s playhouse growing up and when I was a kid I wanted to legally change my name to Pee Wee.

4. What was your favorite cartoon, comic book, and or Funnies strip as a kid?
I grew up on Loony Tunes and original Nicktoons. Hey Arnold taught me how to be a good person, then South Park changed my life forever. The Simpsons were always there and I took it for granted. I watched every episode and when the seasons got thin I moved on but I’ve recently been remembering how damn good it was. What I’ve come back to most lately though is FUTURAMA; but Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Bobs Burgers are amazing.

5. You suddenly turn into a cartoon character! Who are you?
Fat human Bender