Doug Powell has been writing and performing comedy around Washington DC and Baltimore for over a decade. Beginning his career as a comedic songwriter, Doug has begun to find his voice onstage as a storyteller and a joke writer. As a veteran recording artist, he has released four comedy albums as well as numerous ringtone albums with DC-based Hahaas Comedy. 2011 marked the release of his latest stand-up album/DVD “I Am You An Hour From Now,” recorded live at the Frederick Cultural Arts Center by Fool Martyr Productions and Hahaas Comedy. As a ringtone artist, Doug’s work has had millions of downloads internationally on websites such as iTunes and myxer.com. Doug can currently be seen performing near his home in Baltimore and the surrounding areas and his work is featured frequently on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Raw Dog Comedy Station.
Within the past year Doug has teamed up with Frederick-based Flying Dog Brewery on numerous creative projects. The most recent is a charming burglar who breaks into homes in order to videotape his personal beer reviews. “Sipping Tom” as the character is known, has given Powell an opportunity to sharpen his understanding of improv comedy while working with a film crew. Doug also co-hosts the 72 Film Fest in Frederick, MD each fall along-side good friend and colleague Mikael Johnson. With each passing year Doug Powell hopes to mature and grow as a writer and a performer with the overall goal being a Kung-Fu type mastery of his art.
While not performing, Doug manages Virgate Farm, an organic micro-farm located in Mt. Airy, MD. An advocate for small-scale, locally based organic agriculture, Doug dives into farm life whole-heartedly and loves working the ground with his hands. Working the garden alongside his daughter and girlfriend gives Doug the sense of community and family that he values above all else. His overall goal is to combine the ideals and techniques he is learning as a gardener with his talents as a performer in an attempt to communicate those ideals to his fan base. Doug keeps a farm blog that’s accessible to the public at homegrown.org.