Hi! I’m Gary Pascal. I’m an actor, writer, comedian, and hat based in Chicago, Illinois.
As a writer, I’m a frequent contributor to The Paper Machete, The Second City Network, and my sketch duo Ray BradGary (one of TimeOut Chicago’s “Ones to Watch”) runs the popular podcast The Koch Brothers Mystery Show.
As an actor, I’ve appeared in print and online campaigns for Slim Jim, McDonald’s, and Groupon. I also produce the sketch video showcase Backyard Smackdown with the Shithole, recently named “the new school of Chicago comedy” by the Chicago Reader.
As a comedian, I’m a graduate of the Second City Training Center HouseCo program, I perform improv at the iO Theatre with Gideon, and I was a Season 10 and Season 17 finalist at the Playground Theatre’s Give Me Five solo showcase.
As a hat, I provide a breathable, lightweight, and fashionable look that can be dressed up for cocktail hour or dressed down for an afternoon on the lake. Now available in white, off-white, and sunburnt red.